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MUSIC

COME DISCOVER A PLACE WHERE YOU BELONG...

STERLING COLLEGE IS A PLACE... FOR CREATORS

STERLING COLLEGE IS SERIOUS ABOUT PRODUCING EXCELLENT MUSICIANS THAT EXCEL ACADEMICALLY AND SPIRITUALLY.

SEE WHAT KINDS OF CAREER PATHS YOU CAN TAKE WITH THIS MAJOR AT WWW.STERLING.EDU/ACADEMICS/ MUSIC

Our professors have a wide array of experience that will expose you to new genres, different cultures and various modes of expression. Sing in another language, try a new instrument, play in the orchestra pit of a musical or compose your first concerto. The music majors are offered a lot of opportunities to expand their musical repertoire. From classical to Broadway, instrumental to vocal, we want to help you become an experienced and refined musician, perfecting your craft for the glory of the Lord.

COMPOSER FESTIVAL Students at Sterling College have the unique opportunity to spend a few days every year learning from a working, producing composer. Every fall, the choirs at Sterling College begin practicing music written or arranged by a composer who is known throughout the music industry. What happens next is the chance of a lifetime – perform the music exactly how it was intended as you are directed by the very person whose name is on the sheet music you are using!

CONCENTRATIONS APPLIED INSTRUMENTAL OR VOCAL This concentration prepares students for a variety of career options, most prominently performance and private music instruction. In addition, this degree provides a solid foundation for future work in graduate school.

SACRED MUSIC This concentration prepares students for a career in music ministry. Students will gain the musical skills necessary to be comfortable working within any worship style or ensemble, from contemporary praise and worship teams to more traditional chancel choirs.

EDUCATION LICENSURE Students who want to teach music in elementary, middle school or high school can major in music with education licensure. Teaming up with the Department of Education, we provide the classes you will need to teach any level of music from preschool through grade 12.

A COMMUNITY TO SING ABOUT

The music program builds a rich community among students and faculty. Our professors invest in their student’s performance during one-on-one lessons, in the classroom, and through rehearsals. By the time you graduate, you will know the professors, their families and their favorite musicals. Our professors will know you, your friends and your future plans. You will benefit from the close-knit community as you build friendships, professional networks and lifelong memories.

EXPERIENCED FACULTY Each faculty member in the music program has a unique skill set that gives you a diverse learning opportunity. Our faculty have performed in musicals and operas, played in bands and ensembles, written and arranged compositions, taught in elementary and secondary schools, lived in other countries, and so much more. The Sterling College music program is ready to help you reach your goal, whatever field it may be in.

DR. BRAD NIX, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF MUSIC Dr. Brad Nix is a internationally-recognized composer and arranger. He has written for many of the nation’s major publishing companies and has dozens of pieces in print. He frequently travels throughout the country as a clinician for both Hal Leonard Corporation and J.W. Pepper. Nix received his D.M.A. in Piano Performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He also has a B.M. and M.M. in Piano Performance from Georgia State University. MARK CLARK, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MUSIC Mark Clark is a skilled vocal performer and actor, having performed professionally since 1975. He is involved in several local theatres and regularly performs over the summer. He taught 18 years in public schools as a vocal music teacher and music theatre director, and spent four years as the director of choral activities at Newman University in Wichita, Kan. Clark holds an M.M.Ed. from Wichita State University and a B.F.A in Music Education from Friends University. DR. LAURA BATEMAN, ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MUSIC Laura Bateman specializes in voice, vocal pedagogy, music history and aural skills. She has performed in several operas and loves the challenge of singing in other languages. Bateman has a D. A. in Voice Performance with a secondary in vocal pedagogy and an M.M. in Voice Performance from the University of Northern Colorado. She earned her B.M. in Voice Performance with a minor in French from Wheaton College.

Are you ready to develop your talents as a musician while growing professionally and maturing spiritually? Then join us in the Sterling College music program. Come discover a place that allows you to be an individual and not get lost in the masses. Become a member of an ensemble, choir or band that will challenges you to develop as a performer. Study music in a community where your professors know you by name and push you to grow musically. Come discover Sterling College.

800-346-1017 | WWW.STERLING.EDU | STERLING, KANSAS


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