For students wishing to pursue careers as professional performers, the School of Music offers outstanding programs in instrumental and vocal performance. Experiences in large ensembles, chamber music, opera workshop, and accompanying (for keyboard majors) are designed to provide students with a broad-base structure for performance activities. The studio faculty and ensemble conductors have extensive performance backgrounds and are knowledgeable in the diverse opportunities for students in careers as musical performers.
- Significant emphasis is placed on applied (private) lessons
- Each studio conducts its own studio class. The class provides opportunities for solo and chamber performances as well as discussions concerning pedagogy, repertoire and other important topics
- Each year the School of Music hosts a number of guest professional musicians who perform concerts and/or present master classes on campus.
- Students also have opportunities to gain experience working as professional performers and private teachers in surrounding areas.
Areas of Performance
Our music has a full complement of the traditional music performance areas:
- Winds and Percussion