“The way that people consume the arts is very difficult these days, and the way individuals prepare to be professionals within the arts is very different as well. We are trying to train students to become artist entrepreneurs. That’s the game. If you are a part of the College of the Arts, we want you to become your own business owner.”
Wade Weast, Dean
Most innovative university
in the U.S., according to U.S. News & World Report.
Consecutive years research awards have exceeded $100 million.
The School of Music enrolls about 450 students representing six countries and 21 states. About 360 of the students are in bachelor’s degree programs, 70 in master’s degrees and the remainder in other programs, including a Ph.D. program in music education.
Forty full-time and 30 part-time faculty serve students in concentrations including performance, music education, music management, music recording and technology, composition and jazz studies. Faculty in the School of Music have studied nationally and internationally, and are widely recognized and sought for guest conducting, consultations, guest teaching and research presentations. Through faculty initiatives, students have been able to visit Russia, China, Europe, and Latin America.
The School of Music complex includes five venues: the Standard Building, the Haas Howell Building, the Aderhold Learning Center, the Rialto Center for the Arts and the Florence Kopleff Recital Hall. The first two buildings are on the National Register of Historic Buildings and house the school’s offices, classrooms, practice rooms, recording studio and teaching studios. Two state-of-the-art rehearsal halls for choral and instrumental ensembles are in the Aderhold Center. The Rialto Center is a 900-seat acoustically superb performance facility, and the recently renovated Kopleff Recital Hall is a 400-seat hall for chamber and solo performances. The School of Music also has a media center that incorporates a technological classroom for computer music instruction.
Standard Building contains school offices, classrooms, practice rooms, a recording studio, and teaching studios.
Haas Howell contains school offices, classrooms, practice rooms, a recording studio, and teaching studios.
Aderhold contains state-of-the-art rehearsal halls for choral and instrumental ensembles.
Kopleff Recital Hall is a 400-seat hall for chamber and solo performances.
The Rialto Center for the Arts is a 900-seat acoustically superb performance facility.