Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music
The Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music offered at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, Texas prepares students for careers in music and related fields or graduate study in all areas of music.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES The Music Department at Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) helps students prepare for a career in music. The program emphasizes choral conducting, performance study, music ministry, music theory, music history and ethnomusicology. Facilities include the Sacred Heart Chapel; Gutierrez World Instrument and Linna MerrittCrowe Vintage Instrument Collections, whose instruments advanced students may use; Pape Music Library and Technology Lab; keyboard lab; recital hall/ensemble rehearsal room; Thiry Auditorium—a 1,200 seat venue for performances; percussion studio; piano studio; practice rooms; and student lounge. The Music Department frequently hosts prestigious academic conferences, such as the American Musicological Society, music festivals, and competitions in addition to the OLLU All-State High School Honor Choir Camp and the High School Mariachi Camp during the summer. Small classes allow for personal attention to every student in the music program. Music majors and minors may join the Delta Omega Chapter of Mu Phi Epsilon Music Honor Fraternity. Our faculty are accomplished professional performers, conductors, composers, research scholars and teachers. They bring a wealth of experience from the real world of professional music to the classroom, ensembles, and applied music studies. The music faculty are dedicated to ensuring students have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue lasting careers in music. BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE OPTIONS The Music Program at Our Lady of the Lake University offers the following degrees: • Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music (requires a minor) • Minor in Music The Bachelor of Music in Sacred Music at OLLU prepares students for careers in music and related fields or graduate study in all areas of music. The degree design is intentionally engineered to result in graduates with a wellrounded education in the musical areas critical to their future careers. PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION OPTIONS • Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) • Certificate in Mariachi Performance • American Guild of Organists (AGO) ServicePlaying Certificate OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE ADMISSIONS 411 S.W. 24th Street • San Antonio, Texas 78207-4689 210-431-3961 or 1-800-436-6558 firstname.lastname@example.org Apply online at www.ollusa.edu/apply FOR INFORMATION AND TO REQUEST AN AUDITION, CONTACT: Elizabeth Dyer, PhD - Head of Music 210-434-6711, ext. 2247 email@example.com SCHOLARSHIPS All students intending to major or minor in music must audition prior to beginning their studies at OLLU. OLLU offers scholarships specifically for music majors and minors. Incoming freshmen or transfer students are considered for music scholarships based upon a live audition scheduled through the music department. Students unable to attend a live audition may submit video and audio audition materials. All auditions must be completed prior to beginning the first semester. MUSIC ORGANIZATIONS Mu Phi Epsilon Music Honor Fraternity: Music majors and minors have the opportunity to become members of this international music honor fraternity. The fraternity promotes scholarship, musical friendship and service among its members. As an international organization, it offers professional performance, networking and scholarship opportunities for aspiring young musicians. Music Ensembles Association (MEA): All students enrolled in music ensembles are eligible to become members of the MEA. This association engages in community outreach services, such as Project Sing! and Lake-o-ween, in addition to sponsoring its members for music workshops, clinics and conferences through fundraising. THE UNIVERSITY Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU), founded in 1895 by the Congregation of Divine Providence, is a coeducational liberal arts institution with an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students. A multicampus, regional university, OLLU has campuses in San Antonio, The Woodlands (Houston) and the Rio Grande Valley. The University offers more than 30 undergraduate majors and minors, more than 14 master’s degree programs and two doctoral degree programs. Academic degree programs are offered through the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and Leadership, the School of Professional Studies and the Worden School of Social Service. OLLU incorporates a technologyrich curriculum in all areas of study, and provides access to a wide variety of high-tech resources. Our Lady of the Lake University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Our Lady of the Lake University that fall under one of these areas: (1) to learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. OTHER PROGRAM OFFERINGS • Professional Musician Internships • Music Ministry and Management Internships • Performance Seminar Masterclasses • Mariachi Studies Concentration • Royal School of Church Music Affiliation PERFORMANCE ENSEMBLES Ensembles are open to all students. They are offered for one credit hour. Choral Ensembles • Les Canards • Lake Effect • University Choir • Choral Union • Chapel Chorus/Praise Team Instrumental Ensembles • OLLUtlan Mariachi • Mariachi Ensembles • Saints Pep Band • Chapel Praise Band • Jazz Band • Providence Wind Ensemble • Chamber Orchestra • Classical Guitar Ensemble • Flute Ensemble Feb. 2014