All music performance majors have the opportunity to perform solo recitals.
The School of Music offers top-tier music performance degrees, giving aspiring musicians a holistic education and a platform to enhance their artistic skills. The program fosters technical mastery, emotional depth and musical creativity across diverse genres.
Offers comprehensive and advanced training for individuals aspiring to pursue a career as a concert performer. This specialized program prepares students to excel as both soloists and chamber musicians.
In addition to performance training, the program also equips students with the pedagogical expertise necessary to become effective guitar teachers.
Through rigorous coursework, personalized instruction and ample performance opportunities, students develop the technical proficiency, expressive depth and musical versatility required for a successful and fulfilling career in the world of guitar performance.
For questions, contact Dr. Luther Enloe.
Prepares students for rewarding careers as performing musicians or studio instructors. This specialized pathway emphasizes the development of a strong foundation in music reading and performance, nurturing students’ skills and musicianship to excel in their chosen orchestral instrument.
Through active participation in bands, choirs, or orchestras, students gain valuable ensemble experience and develop the ability to perform collaboratively.
They can also showcase their talent as soloists and in small group settings. With dedicated private study and guidance from experienced faculty, students refine their technical proficiency, musical interpretation and expressive artistry.
The emphasis in Orchestral Instruments equips students with the necessary skills and expertise to pursue successful careers as versatile musicians in orchestras, ensembles and as respected studio instructors.
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Prepares students for a multifaceted career in church music, concert performance and organ instruction. With a strong focus on this majestic instrument, students delve into the intricacies of organ playing, honing their skills to excel as skilled performers capable of captivating audiences in both sacred and secular settings.
They also receive comprehensive training to become effective educators, equipped to share their passion for the organ and inspire future generations of musicians.
Through this emphasis, students develop a deep understanding of the rich heritage of organ music, master the technical complexities of the instrument and cultivate the artistry necessary to create captivating and transformative musical experiences.
For questions, contact Dr. Lara Dahl.
Caters to individuals aspiring to become professional performers or collaborative pianists. It serves as a pathway for students pursuing graduate studies and prepares them for teaching careers, both in academia and private studios.
Students benefit from personalized instruction by our exceptional music faculty, enabling them to strive for excellence in performance and develop a strong sense of professionalism.
For questions, contact Prof. Geoff Haydon.
Prepares students for dynamic careers as performing musicians and studio teachers. This concentration provides comprehensive training at advanced levels, enabling students to excel in opera, oratorio, song recital and advanced vocal instruction.
Through rigorous coursework and practical experience, students develop a deep understanding of vocal technique, interpretation, stage presence and repertoire. They receive personalized instruction from accomplished faculty who provide invaluable mentorship and guidance.
With a focus on honing their skills as performers, students can participate in various vocal performances, showcasing their talents and building a versatile repertoire. The emphasis in Voice equips students with the necessary expertise and artistic finesse to pursue fulfilling careers as captivating performers and respected educators in vocal music.
For questions, contact Prof. Rick Clement.
Equips students with the competence for effective studio or class teaching of piano across all age levels. The program integrates artistic performance, verbal and musical communication techniques, knowledge of appropriate piano literature and adept use of methods and instructional materials to foster successful teaching.
Through hands-on experiences, theoretical exploration and practical teaching opportunities, students gain a profound understanding of nurturing musical talent while instilling a lifelong passion for the piano.