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A Message from Mark Wait Mark Wait, dean and professor at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, offers a welcome and call to action to all students on the verge of making the first major educational decision of their musical careers.


The Bravo Scoop: Auditioning for an Orchestra No one ever said it would be easy. Oboist Rachel Seiden shares her experiences in getting accustomed to the challenges of the auditioning world.

10 Roundtable: Easing the Transition from High School to College Leading educators from around the country share their thoughts on the steps necessary for students to fully prepare for that important next step of their lives.

13 Choosing and Preparing for the Right Music School Teacher, composer, clinician, and adjudicator Thomas J. West breaks down this crucial process into its most essential elements and outlines a sensible group of considerations for anyone about pack their bags and instrument cases for higher education.


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First Steps


If you are considering a degree program to study music at the college level, then you have come to the right place! SBO’s College Search & Career Guide can help you start your search, as it contains a wealth of information from numerous college music schools as well as a variety of pertinent articles to help inform your decision making. Not only is this year’s Guide in standard print format, but it’s now available on the SBO website and also at the App store for reading on your tablet device. Additionally, you’ll soon be able to access very specific information to help you in your search through the new www.yopus.com web site. Gathering expert advice from a variety of sources along with gaining an understanding of the different academic degree programs should be the most important components of your planning process. Contacting any friends, relatives, teachers or other acquaintances who have experience in the field is also a critical component of your search. When considering a degree in music, it is important to keep an open mind to the world of opportunities within the field of music. Remember that the degree itself is not an “end,” but part of the process of moving into the professional world after college. Although most students will not become next virtuoso performer, there are a tremendous variety of rewarding careers beyond performance including: education, arts management, recording technology, pub“When considering a lishing, retailing manufacturing, repair, music law, degree in music, it is and so many others. Choosing a music college that important to keep an offers a wide variety of courses within music and outopen mind to the world side of music, such as marketing, business, graphic arts, accounting and others, will provide you with an of opportunities within excellent foundation for launching your career. the field of music.” You will find that many of the professors and instructors that you meet during your undergraduate years can provide real-world insight into musical career opportunities that you may not have considered. They may be able to help steer you beyond the confines of the university to get practical experience prior to graduation. Don’t be afraid to talk with knowledgeable experts about the challenges you will face after graduation, as they may have invaluable contacts and suggestions that could help you reach your goals. The colleges, universities, and conservatories that are participating in this edition of SBO’s College Search & Career Guide include a wide variety of programs that offer the prospective student an array of possibilities for a solid foundation in all facets of music. You may also give serious consideration to your needs as they pertain to the size of the school, student/faculty ratios, ensemble/performance opportunities, the competitiveness, and other significant factors affecting your decision. Finally, visiting the school to get a “feel” for the atmosphere and student and teacher opinions is essential to making a successful decision. Using this publication is an excellent first step in what may become an exciting life in music. We wish you the best of luck in your search!

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Dear High-School Musician: If you’re reading this, it probably means that music is already an important part of your life – perhaps the most important part – and that you are hoping to continue your musical life in college. I can’t think of a more exciting and gratifying decision. To be fully involved in music is to experience and enjoy life in the most rewarding, intense way. Music is as unlimited as the human spirit itself. It expresses every emotion known to humans, and finding that level of involvement – immersing yourself in it – is to know life at its best. Making music is a totally involving experience. There is no limit to the connections you can make in music. First, you can lose yourself in it, having that one-on-one relationship with the piece itself, and with its composer. Every note has a special meaning, and a unique relationship with you. And at the same time you have a relationship with the audience, communicating something of indescribable intimacy – a special message. Not just to a group of people we think of abstractly as “the audience,” but to every single person, because each individual listening to you will discern and experience something different from every other person. That is communication at its most intimate and involved level. And it all happens spontaneously, because of the way you approach the music you are playing. Best of all, music allows you to keep getting better all the time. A true musician never reaches that degree of perfection we all seek, but the journey toward it is filled with the greatest joy imaginable – always coming closer to your own potential and to the possibilities of the music, achieving things you haven’t achieved before. Whether you become a music major or not, I hope you will continue to experience the special fulfillment that comes from making music, and from sharing music with others. It is one of life’s greatest privileges, and it makes life better for all of us. Mark Wait, Dean and Professor Martha Rivers Ingram Dean’s Chair Blair School of Music Vanderbilt University


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The Bravo Scoop:

Auditioning for an Orchestra By Rachel Seiden


he process of becoming an orchestral musician is generally an arduous road, filled with disappointment and, hopefully, eventual success. Having just finished my master’s degree in oboe performance, I am in a unique position to comment on both the process and end result. In the

first year of graduate school, following several unsuccessful auditions and feeling less than enthused with the way I was sounding, I showed up disheartened for an oboe lesson. My teacher Pedro Díaz, the solo English horn chair of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, offered the following anecdote: “Why do we take auditions? To become accustomed to failure.” I was baffled. Throughout undergraduate and into graduate school, I had experienced a moderate to high level of success and proficiency with both performances and auditions. I felt confident in my abilities as a performer, and that I was working hard and making progress. Here I was being told that the entire process of “getting in” (or in my case, not) was to further disappoint and discourage us? But really, my ever-wise mentor Mr. Diaz meant the opposite. The thicker skin we have, the more we focus and eventually achieve high results. In his words: mental toughness.


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The process

Anonymous auditions

You may be wondering at this point “So what is the actual process?” It begins with training and continues with perseverance and diligence. When I say training, I mean private lessons generally starting in youth (as early as 3 years old for some string instruments) and continuing into the college and graduate level, in addition to ensemble playing. The private lesson model consists of one-on-one coaching where the student plays musical excerpts and pieces and the teacher comments on musical and technical issues that need to be addressed. In the beginning, this includes basics like posture, holding the instrument andlearning to read music. The student is expected to practice daily to improve the problems addressed in the lesson. From there, the level of proficiency on the instrument increases into more complex musical ideas like phrasing, the growth and decay of a melodic line. If a student shows promise and dedication to the instrument, the teacher and parents will encourage him or her to dedicate their collegiate studies to music. Generally undergraduate studies are furthered into graduate school so the student is exposed to different methods of playing and teaching. Being a music major in college is no easy feat, but the transition from student to full time orchestral musician takes time, effort and money. The audition process for a specific job in an orchestra starts like any other job, with an application consisting generally of a resume and a sample of the applicant’s playing. From there the audition committee, generally consisting of representatives from the orchestra and administration, sift through the applications and invite people to a live audition. The Baltimore Symphony says they receive and review 150 resumes sent in for a single open position, and approximately 75-100 would be invited to take part in the live audition. The invited musicians would receive a list of excerpts, short selections from different pieces that showcase the instrument and demand different technical and musical expertise, which make up the audition repertoire. Additionally, the player is often required to perform a standard concerto and some solo Bach as well.

The live audition, if an applicant is lucky enough to be chosen for one, is a high pressure and stressful experience. A designated warm-up room allows auditionees to play and get used to their environment, while being bombarded by the sounds of other applicants playing the same music. For the purpose of equality, the performers play behind a screen, with a panel of judges behind it listening and writing notes. Other steps are taken by the committee to preserve the anonymity of an audi-

disparity in the way a musician chooses to play something in the orchestra versus in the audition. We feel we play a phrase sensitively, with great intention, and that doesn’t always translate behind a screen. The player must never overestimate the wisdom of the committee.”

Winning an orchestral job The audition process is expensive. Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s administration sets the following caveat on their website: “A musician normally

“The live audition, if an applicant is lucky enough to be chosen for one, is a high pressure and stressful experience.” tionee, including carpeting to conceal the revealing sounds of high heels on hard floor and a system with assigned numbers and a moderator announcing and identifying the performer by this number. In the audition, performers rarely are given the opportunity to play all the music they were asked to prepare, considering the volume of players the committee must listen to in a short period of time. If the judging panel likes a player, he or she advances into the second round of auditions, where the whole process repeats. The number of rounds depends on the position and ensemble, and orchestras sometimes choose to not hire anyone that they have heard. Players who are chosen are often given a trial with the orchestra, where they play a finite number of concerts and rehearsals and then a final decision is made regarding a permanent position with the orchestra. With so many qualified applicants, the committee’s choice is sometimes thought of as arbitrary. “Of course, preparation is key, but say there are 10 qualified players for the position. The element of luck and what the committee is looking for changes with each orchestra, each day, each time,” says Amy Oshiro, a violinist in The Philadelphia Orchestra. She continues, “Auditions are the hardest part of the job.” Ricardo Morales, principal clarinet of Philly, says, “There can be a great

spends an enormous amount of time and money on these auditions. Auditionees are rarely if ever reimbursed for their travel costs.” For some, the path is not necessarily easier but it can be shorter. The tuba player for The Philadelphia Orchestra, Carol Jantsch, was ambitious in her undergraduate at University of Michigan with competitions and auditions and won the principal tuba job whilst studying for her bachelor’s. She returned to school after winning the job in February of 2006. As I stated previously, and I think you can now agree, becoming part of an orchestra is a laborious and demanding process. But the eventual ideal goal of winning an orchestral job, and therefore making money by making music, sustains us. We persevere to preserve the art of classical music and the craft that we have been trained in, and to pass this art to future generations. This article originally appeared in the Vail Daily (www.vaildaily.com) on July 11, 2012, and is reprinted with permission. Rachel Seiden is the public relations and marketing intern at the Bravo Vail Valley Music Festival. She received undergraduate and graduate degrees in oboe performance and is based out of Manhattan. SBO College Search & Career Guide 2013 7


Roundtable: Easing the Transition

from High School to College


ven with all of the challenges associated with a high school academic career, those who choose to pursue musical studies at the college or university level will soon take on an entirely new set of responsibilities. From a strictly regimented rehearsal schedule to immersion in new styles and dis-

ciplines, undergraduate music students will face an entirely new routine and set of musical and personal expectations. Meanwhile, they must also keep an eye on the constantly changing industry looming in the background, which will oftentimes encourage new and creative approaches to routine and expectations once they graduate. However, by doing some research into what to expect at the next level, highly motivated students can ease the transition and get a jump on preparing for some of the inevitable changes. For a closer look at some of the particular demands and challenges facing students as they transition from the high school to collegiate music experience, SBO magazine reached out to four highly respected music instructors from around the country, who shared their thoughts on what it takes to get music students ready for the next level of their musical journey. School Band & Orchestra: What are major areas of practice that often pose the greatest challenge to students making the transition from high school to collegiate music programs? Norman Dea: Time management is probably one of the greatest challenges when students make the transition from high school to college. High school is very structured and “in a box,� while college requires more discipline on the students’ part in regards to commitments, practice time and the overall college experience. College music students need to manage their time carefully. They must allow time


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for general education courses, music major courses, studio practice time, ensemble rehearsal time, and ensemble performance dates. From an organizational standpoint, this is often the true test of whether you can survive in the profession. In many ways, this is also the true training ground for becoming a professional musician or a music teacher. Time management and organization will always be critical and cannot be shortchanged. Academic habits that are predictors of success in school include punctuality, reliability, preparedness, industriousness, and effortare also indispensable for success in the music profession. Pamela Lawson: The college schedule is definitely not that of a typical school day, as courses are offered morning, afternoon, and evening. Since many students tend to take on jobs while in college, time management can become an issue. My advice to students is to set realistic goals and to be sure to arrange time to reflect and plan. The student should be sure to keep in touch with their academic counselor – especially at the first sign of problems. Having a mentor and/or staying in touch with former teachers are also helpful. John Wevers: One major area is the tremendous amount of work you do for a one or two credit course, so that’s one thing I counsel. Time management is a real plus. Gerry Bastien: One of the greatest challenges facing students is the reality that no one is telling them what to do or when to do it once they get to college. I always advise my students to keep a daily log of what they do. Then, at the end of the day, look it over and see how much time was actually wasted on frivolous issues. Now their education is costing money and I advise them to get the most out of it. SBO: Are there specific approaches to your students’ undergrad studies and beyond that you try to point them toward to help prepare them for the type of work they’ll be doing once they’re out of your hands?

“I point out the schools with reputations for excellence in music. However, I am careful to ensure that when I do that, I suggest schools that will meet the needs of the student.” Pamela Lawson. ND: There are many professional musicians out there who are superb artists. In the world of auditions, there is always someone better. You may win that coveted audition, but you may not. I want the students to know that there are many other avenues to a profession in music other than performance. It could be in the music education, music recording industry, music management, music production, and instrument repair, to name a few. It’s a good idea to keep all these possible careers in perspective as they move forward in their music major. GB: A specific area of training I try to point out to my students is the need to get serious about practicing and honing their skills on their specific instrument. I also stress the importance of learning piano, theory, ear training and listening to the masters! PL: I point out that all music students must demonstrate proficiency on the piano regardless of the fact that it is not their primary instrument. I tell them to sing and have a knowledge of music theory.

SBO: Thinking back to your own college education, if you knew then what you know now, what would you change about how you approached your music education as you were wrapping up with high school? ND: I would probably work on increasing my functional piano playing skills and would have worked harder on real music theory. I would have mastered the rudiments of music first and then more aural sight-singing and dictation. Then I’d study four-part writing, diatonic and early chromatic harmonic analysis, and basic counterpoint. These are the academic music tools students need to excel in the music college world. Yes, they can still get them as undergraduate students at the college level, but having previous experience will certainly enhance their total music experience in college. GB: Coming from a small parochial high school with a less than adequate music curriculum, I would have listened to my private teacher and practiced more to better prepare myself. PL: When I was in high school, I was the Concertmistress for my high SBO College Search & Career Guide 2013


school orchestra as well as a member of many honor groups. But if there is one thing I could change, I would have been proactive at getting involved in music camps and learning about additional opportunities in the field of music. I also would have been better off having learned about the prerequisites to enter into the field and the requirements to graduate. As for helping students that plan on continuing music in college, I point out the schools with reputations for excellence in music. However, I am careful to ensure that when I do that, I suggest schools that will meet the needs of the student. I make it a practice of putting students in contact with key individuals who will be able to take them to the next level. JW: One of the first things I regretted was not having a piano background before I started college. SBO: What are some new issues that your students are facing that you didn’t have to deal with when you were in their position? JW: The first is technology. For example, I try to teach my kids how to use Finale. GB: I never had to deal with computers, especially when it comes to spell check and citing sources. There’s also trying to teach about cell phone etiquette, illegal downloading, YouTube, texting, Facebook, and Twitter, just to name a few. PL: Technology is constantly changing and the students have to keep up. As more coursework is required in this area, the students are finding that they are having to limit or even bypass music classes in order to satisfy these requirements. ND: Changes and advances in technology are exciting. When I was a student in high school, we didn’t have desktop computers and notational software to write music. We didn’t have instant access to all aspects of music and digital reference recordings or historical videos of performances on the internet. Today, students can find almost 12

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anything music related online. More times than not students today know the wind band and orchestral literature very well – sometimes as well as the music teacher. A possible repercussion to this technology would be students perhaps rigidly adhering to the musical interpretation of recordings instead of developing their own vision and interpretation of a piece of music. I would encourage my music students to use these recordings as references and keeping an open mind regarding making a personal connection and relationship with the music in regards to tempo, phrasing, and musical nuance. SBO: Any additional thoughts on preparing high school students to study music or music education at the next level? GB: In preparing high school students for the next level I never sugar coat the reality of studying music no matter if they wish to pursue the education piece, industry or performance. I remind them if they decide to pursue music in any capacity they need to live by my mantra, “Chose to, Want to, and Love to!” JW: I try to be a realist and let students know that, in these times, education is tough and that there’s a lot of competition for jobs. I myself went out of state for five years in the ‘70s to get the job I wanted. PL: Start early. Encourage the students to begin to work with and mentor younger students. Above all, don’t be afraid to promote the cause. Despite all of the negatives we hear about education today, I continue to inform my students about opportunities in music – even those that don’t include teaching or performing. In doing so, I reflect a lot on my own career that include the ups and downs. Finally, I tell the students that the field of music can open up many doors. In the case of my own career, I have been afforded some unique opportunities that most people will never experience in a lifetime. ND: As music educators, we try to provide all our students a comprehen-

Pamela Lawson is a National Board Certified music teacher in the Goddard USD 265 District in Goddard, Kan. She teaches strings and currently has an enrollment of 206 orchestra students. Ms. Lawson teaches privately and continues to perform violin with the Enid and MidKansas Symphony Orchestras. Norman Dea is in his 30th year of teaching and is director of Instrumental Music at Acalanes High School in Lafayette, California. A 1980 graduate of San Francisco State University, Norm is also immediate past president of the California Music Educators Association. Gerry Bastien is district coordinator of Music and director of Bands at Alvirne High School in Hudson, N.H. His responsibilities include the development, coordination, supervision, evaluation, and improvement of a systemwide program of general music education, guitar, keyboard, choral, and instrumental performance groups. John Wevers is in his 29th year as band Director at Copiague High School on Long Island in New York. The band has won the New York’s State Championship in its class five times and won a USSBA title eight times. In 2008, the band marched in the Macy’s Parade.

sive music education that encompasses efficient rehearsals, stellar performances, and instruction in music theory in a nurturing and collaborative setting. We also provide those very serious music students with extracurricular opportunities that include honor bands and orchestras, solo and ensemble festival competitions, and exposure to the very best clinicians possible. Hopefully, we are teaching them skills in communication, collaboration, respect, tolerance, and patience. These are important life skills that are transferrable to all aspects of their lives.


Choosing and Preparing for the Right

Music School

by Thomas J. West


or a high school music student who has spent countless hours in the

practice room, in the rehearsal hall, on the football field, or in a music computer lab, pursuing an undergraduate degree in music is a viable option. Turning a passion for music-making into a profession can be a rewarding path, provided that the high school musician gives careful consideration to some key decisions and preparations before applying to music schools. Understanding one’s own interests, strengths, and shortfalls is critical to making a decision about which colleges, conservatories, and universities to apply to.

Choosing a Music Career Path The first step in choosing a music school is having an idea of the career path that you anticipate will be your chosen profession. The traditional possibilities for professional work are music education, music composition, music performance, and music production. One commonality among all of these choices is that they are all highly competitive fields of endeavor. Even music education, which for many decades was the “safe choice� for a long, stable career, is rife with music teachers competing to find employment in the more desired music programs in communities with the support and resources to create an environment that fosters quality music-making. Before choosing music as a career, the high school upper classman should ask him or herself a few key questions: 1. Where do my passions lie? What key areas of music excite and interest me the most? What will keep me going when the competition is stiff and times are tough? 2. Do I have the kind of work ethic that matches the music career I am interested in? 3. Am I willing to relocate to an area of the country where my chosen music profession has the strongest opportunities?

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Most people interested in music education had great experiences with their high school performing ensemble program and want to keep involved with the band, chorus, or orchestra activity as a full-time job. Others may recognize the importance of a strong elementary music program and elect to become a professional music teacher at that level. Music education prospectives should be ready to essentially be a double major in both education and music performance. It is imperative that music education students develop their ability to plan, implement, and improvise on teaching pedagogy and simultaneously continue to develop their own musicianship, as they can only deliver to their students what they inherently understand and experience as musicians themselves. Music education professionals need to be organized, self-starting, persistent, and patient. They need to be problem solvers who are able to do more with less. They should not only have a passion for music, but a passion for sharing

their knowledge of music with as many people as possible. There are many fine music education programs at small colleges, as well as large universities and state schools. Choosing a college that offers strong possibilities in the primary area of focus you are interested in is an important part of the decision to apply.

“A career in music can be extremely rewarding, but by the sheer nature of music’s place in our economy and culture, it is a career path that lends itself best to those willing to work hard and self-advocate.” People interested in a career in music performance need to be willing to make complete mastery of their chosen instrument a top priority. Full-time professional careers as a performer are very limited, and the competition for those positions is extremely volatile. Music performance professionals need to be diligent in their personal preparation, willing to put in the time and ef-

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fort to mastering their instrument and performance material, and be willing to take any kind of performance work no matter where that leads them. Relocating to areas that have performance opportunities is almost always a reality. Professional performers need to be ready to take on any kind of perform-

ing, whether or not it is a preferred genre of music, receptive audience, or career-advancing opportunity. Students considering music performance should consider first a music conservatory school and should investigate the specific credentials and history of the applied studies professors on their instrument of choice. A music conservatory is not a requirement to be a professional performer. There are many excellent music performance programs at many large and small universities, as well. Professional performers should also be prepared to learn the business side of the music industry as well to be able to self-advocate and find opportunities to work. Music composition is a terrific career path that is often overlooked. Most people think of classical composers or movie soundtrack scores when they think of music composition, but composers are writing music for all sorts of commercial applications. In our modern internet culture where anyone can publish their own art, skilled composers with creative ideas are needed more than ever. Composition students must be willing to diversify and take on as many kinds of music writing scenarios as possible – the more diversified, the more opportunities for work there are. Competition for popular industries such as film scoring is equally as fierce as professional music performance. Like music education, music composition as a degree program can easily be obtained at colleges and universities of all sizes and kinds. A student considering music composition should first

decide what genre of music they are best suited to begin composing for and find a college or university with the degree programs and faculty to support growth in that genre. Of all of these professions, the one with the brightest future is music production. Modern technology has changed the game, and skilled professionals with strong music skills and the technical training to record, edit, mix, and master music are in demand now more than ever. There quite literally is work available for studio technicians and music producers all over the country, with any number of studios specializing in various sub-genres of music. Music production students must, above all, be extremely detail-oriented. Digital audio workstations now make it possible to edit music with sharper-than-human capability, so strong music fundamentals and stronger attention to detail are required for anyone following this path. There are many quality music production degree programs all over the country, including some very effective online-only programs.

Preparing to Apply Regardless of which of these career paths a student is interested in pursuing, there is one universal truth: strong training in the fundamentals of music is a must. American high school music education programs still, even to this day, tend to favor live music performance over other areas of music learning. Preparing an audition piece should only be part of your work to get ready for a career as a musician. Instrumentalists should consider getting some singing experience, especially in a setting that teaches ear training and solfege. Basic music theory and chord structure is an excellent topic of study for the serious high school student, whether it is in an AP Music Theory course or independent of the high school curriculum. Basic keyboarding skills are also highly recommended. The piano is a universal instrument that all musicians should work with on a basic level. Seek out programs and schools that will provide fundamental training in sight singing, ear training, voice and piano proficiency, and basic music composition. All of these fundamentals are part of the undergraduate curricula at any

credible school of music. Going in with little or no experience in these fundamentals is certainly possible, as colleges and universities understand that many of these topics are not actively taught at the high school level. Getting at least some exposure to those fundamentals before college is highly recommended, however, as it will make the transition to an undergraduate degree in music progress more smoothly. Students who are seriously considering music as a career should seek out private instruction on their primary instrument, with additional exposure to the fundamentals previously mentioned as part of the mix. If you can find a private instructor willing to work with you on more than one of these skills in your lessons, consider yourself fortunate. A career in music can be extremely rewarding, but by the sheer nature of music’s place in our economy and culture, it is a career path that lends itself best to those willing to work hard and self-advocate. Whether you are a music teacher fighting to save a school music program, a music performer working hard to build the business connections needed to find work, a composer willing to spend as much time promoting your work as actually writing it, or a music producer who takes on multiple clients with a myriad of simultaneous projects, a career in music is fraught with challenges and also exquisite personal rewards. Music always has and always will be a profession centered on passion for the art form. It is more than a career; it is a way of life.

Thomas J. West is an active music teacher, composer, adjudicator, and clinician in the greater Philadelphia area. He has 15 years of experience as a concert band director, marching band director, jazz improvisation instructor, choral director, orchestra director, private instructor, and marching drill writer. He is currently a music teacher at the Center for Performing and Fine Arts, a unique school which is part of the innovative Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School. He is sought after as a clinician for integrating current technology and social media into music classrooms. See more of West’s writing online at www.thomasjwestmusic.com. SBO College Search & Career Guide 2013







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I of teenage rivalrywhen...I was in ninth grade as a sort T ALL STARTED

I’d slave at the piano for five hours daily. Linda practiced far less.Yet somehow she always shined as the star performer at our school. It was frustrating. What does she have that I don’t? I’d wonder. Linda’s best friend, Sheryl, bragged on and on to me, adding more fuel to my fire. “You could never be as good as Linda ,” she would taunt. “Linda’s got Perfect Pitch.” “What’s Perfect Pitch?” I asked. Sheryl gloated about Linda’s uncanny abilities: how she could name exact notes and chords—all BY EAR; how she could sing any tone—from memory alone; how she could play songs—after just hearing them; the list went on and on . . . My heart sank. Her EAR is the secret to her success I thought. How could I ever hope to compete with her? But it bothered me. Did she really have Perfect Pitch? How could she know notes and chords just by hearing them? It seemed impossible. Finally I couldn’t stand it anymore. So one day I marched right up to Linda and asked her point-blank if she had Perfect Pitch. “Yes,” she nodded aloofly. But Perfect Pitch was too good to believe. I rudely pressed, “Can I test you sometime? ” “OK,” she replied.

Now she would eat her words . . . My plot was ingeniously simple . . . When Linda least suspected, I walked right up and

challenged her to name tones for me—by ear. I made her stand so she could not see the piano keyboard. I made sure other classmates could not help her. I set up everything perfectly so I could expose her Perfect Pitch claims as a ridiculous joke. With silent apprehension, I selected a tone to play. (She’ll never guess F  , I thought.) I had barely touched the key. “F  ,” she said. I was astonished. I played another tone. “C,” she announced, not stopping to think. Frantically, I played more tones, skipping here and there all over the keyboard. But somehow she knew the pitch each time. She was AMAZING. “Sing an E ,” I demanded, determined to mess her up. She sang a tone. I checked her on the keyboard— and she was right on! Now I started to boil. I called out more tones, trying hard to make them increasingly difficult. But she sang each note perfectly on pitch. I was totally boggled. “How in the world do you “How in the world do you do it? ” I blurted. do it?” I blurted. I was totally “I don’t know,” she boggled. (age 14, 9th grade) sighed. And that was all I could get out of her! The dazzle of Perfect Pitch hit me like a ton of bricks. I was dizzy with disbelief. Yet from then on, I knew that Perfect Pitch was real.

I couldn’t figure it out . . .

“How does she DO it?” I kept asking myself. On the other hand, why can’t everyone recognize and sing tones by ear? Then it dawned on me. People call themselves musicians, yet they can’t tell a C from a C ? Or A major from F major?! That’s as strange as a portrait painter who can’t name the colors of paint on his palette. It all seemed so odd and contradictory. Humiliated and puzzled, I went home to work on this problem. At age 14, this was a hard nut to crack. You can be sure I tried it out for myself. With a little sweet-talking, I got my three brothers and two sisters to play piano tones for me—so I could try to name them by ear. But it always turned into a messy guessing game I just couldn’t win. Day after day I tried to learn those freaking tones. I would hammer a note over and over to make it stick in my head. But hours later I would remember it a half step flat. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn’t recognize or remember any of the tones by ear. They all sounded the same after awhile; how were you supposed to know which was which—just by listening? I would have done anything to have an ear like Linda. But now I realized it was way beyond my reach. So after weeks of work, I finally gave up.

Then it happened . . . It was like a miracle . . . a twist of fate . . . like finding the lost Holy Grail . . . Once I stopped straining my ear, I started to listen NATURALLY. Then the simple secret to Perfect Pitch jumped right into my lap. Curiously, I began to notice faint “colors” within the tones. Not visual colors, but colors of pitch, colors of



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sound. They had always been there. But this was the Whatever happened with Linda? first time I had ever really “let go”—and listened—to Oh, yes . . . flashback to my senior year of high school. discover these subtle differences. I was nearly 18. In these three-and-a-half years with Soon—to my own disbelief—I too could name the tones by ear! It was simple. I could hear how F  sounds Perfect Pitch, my piano teacher insisted I had made ten years of progress. And I had. But my youthful ambition one way, while B  has a totally different sound—sort of wasn’t satisfied. I needed one more thing: to beat Linda. like “hearing” red and blue! Now was my final chance. The realization struck me: THIS IS PERFECT PITCH! This is how Bach, Beethoven, and Mozart The University of Delaware hosts a music festival could mentally hear each spring, complete their masterpieces with judges and Join musicians around the world awards. To my horror, —and know tones, chords, and keys who have already discovered the they scheduled me —all by ear! that year as the to . grand It was almost finale. For 30 years, we’ve received letters childish—I felt sure The fated day from musicians in 120 countries: that anyone could arrived. Linda gave her � “Wow! It really worked. I feel like a new musician. I am unlock their own usual sterling perforvery proud I could achieve something of this caliber.” J.M., Perfect Pitch with mance. She would be percussion � “Someone played a D major chord and I recogthis simple secret of tough to match, let nized it straight away. S.C., bass � “Thanks...I developed a full “Color Hearing.” alone surpass. But my Perfect Pitch in just two weeks! It just happened like a miracle.” Bursting with turn finally came, and B.B., guitar/piano � “It is wonderful. I can truly hear the differences in the color of the tones.” D.P., student � “I heard excitement, I told my I went for it. the differences on the initial playing, which did in fact surprise best friend, Ann Slinking to the me. It is a breakthrough.” J.H., student � “It’s so simple it’s (a flutist). stage, I sat down and ridiculous. M.P., guitar � “I’m able to play things I hear in my She laughed at me. played my heart out head. Before, I could barely do it.” J.W., keyboards � “I hear a “You have to be born with selections from song on the radio and I know what they’re doing. My improvisawith Perfect Pitch,” Beethoven, Chopin, tions have improved. I feel more in control.” I.B., bass guitar � “It feels like I’m singing and playing MY notes instead of someshe asserted. “You and Ravel. The body else’s—like music is more ‘my own.’ L.H., voice/ can’t develop it.” applause was overguitar � “What a boost for children’s musical education! R.P., “You don’t underwhelming. music teacher � “I can identify tones and keys just by hearing stand how Perfect Later, I scoured the them and sing tones at will. When I hear music now it has much Pitch works,” I counwall for our grades. more definition, form and substance. I don’t just tered. I sat her down Linda received an A, passively listen anymore, but actively listen to detail.” M.U., bass and showed her how no surprise. Then � “Although I was skeptical at first, I am now awed.” R.H., sax � “It’s like hearing in a whole new dimension.” L.S., guitar to listen. Timidly, she what to my wondering � “I started crying and laughing all at the same time. J.S., music confessed that she eyes should appear: educator � “I wish I could have had this 30 years ago!” R.B., too could hear the my own score: an A+. voice � “This is absolutely what I had been searching for.” D.F., pitch colors. With Sweet victory was piano � “Mr. Burge—you’ve changed my life!” T.B., this jump start, Ann music to my ears, mine student � “Learn it or be left behind.” P.S., student . . . soon realized she at last! —D.L.B. also had gained Perfect Pitch. Now it’s YOUR turn! We became instant celebrities. Classmates loved to or 30 years now, musicians around the globe have call out tones for us to magically sing from thin air. proven the simple methods that David-Lucas Burge They played chords for us to name by ear. They quizzed stumbled upon as a teenager (plus research at two leadus on what key a song was in. ing universities—see www.PerfectPitch.com/research). Everyone was fascinated with our “supernatural” Now you can hear it for yourself! It’s easy and fun— powers, yet to Ann and me, it was just normal. and guaranteed to work for YOU—regardless of your Way back then, I never dreamed I would later cause instrument, your playing style, or your current ability. such a stir in the academic world. 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Columbia College Chicago Music Department

t Columbia College Chicago, we are dedicated to excellence in educating contemporary musicians. Our distinctive programs in composition, instrumental performance, vocal performance and jazz studies offer the rigorous training in theory and musicianship you need, with the intense individual skill training you want, all within the framework of a Liberal Arts education. Our mission is to provide you with an in-depth learning experience that prepares you for a successful career in contemporary and popular music.

Degree programs: Columbia College’s Music Department offers five undergraduate Bachelor of Arts concentrations, three Bachelor of Music degrees, and one graduate degree program. Our program offerings are: Bachelor of Arts with concentrations in: • Contemporary, Urban & Popular Music • Music Composition • Instrumental Performance • Vocal Performance • Jazz Studies: Instrumental Bachelor of Music in: • Contemporary, Urban and Popular Music

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Music Composition Performance with concentrations in: Instrumental Performance Vocal Performance Jazz Studies

Master of Fine Arts • Music Composition for the Screen Ensembles: The Columbia College Music Department offers ensembles designed to give students performance experience in a variety of contemporary styles and genres. Our current ensemble courses include: • Blues Ensemble • Classical Guitar Ensemble • Chamber Music Ensemble • Columbia College Chorus • Columbia College Orchestra • Jazz Ensemble • Vocal Jazz Ensemble • Gospel Choir • Groove Band • Jazz Combos • Jazz Guitar Ensemble • Jazz/Pop Choir • Laptop Ensemble • Latin Jazz Ensemble • Men’s Chorus • New Music Ensemble • Percussion Ensemble • Pop/Jazz Fusion Ensemble • Pop Orchestra • Pop/Rock Ensemble • R&B Ensemble • Recording and Performance Ensemble • Women’s Chorus Guest Artists-In-Residence: Columbia’s Artist-In-Residence Series are week-long residencies offering master classes, classroom instruction, and performance opportunities with such


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renowned artists as Paula Cole, Brian Culbertson, Wycliffe Gordon, Christian McBride, Charlie Sexton, and Todd Rundgren. Contact us at music@colum.edu for more information, or visit our web site at www.colum.edu/music. For information on our upcoming Music Scholarship Auditions, look under Prospective Students on our website or contact music@colum.edu.

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You’re talented, inventive, determined. You need an education that understands your music and where you want to go with it. Columbia’s specialized programs in composing and performing contemporary, jazz and popular music will take you from basic theory to indepth, high-level musicianship. Excellence in educating contemporary musicians is our goal. What’s yours?

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Bachelor of Music Degrees in Composition Contemporary, Urban & Popular Music (CUP) Performance, with concentrations in Instrumental Performance Jazz Studies Vocal Performance

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Music is your love. A

You want your college choice to match your passion for the craft.

t North Central College you’ll find students, faculty and facilities that share your commitment to excellence. You’ll be wowed by the Wentz Concert Hall and Fine Arts Center, a $30 million world-class venue. The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Yo-Yo Ma and jazz great Wynton Marsalis raved about the acoustics in the 605-seat concert hall when they performed there.

The 57,000-square-foot Fine Arts Center was built foremost for music students, and it features rehearsal spaces, practice rooms, classrooms and studios where more than 40 North Central College music faculty engage students in the art of creating music and building professional careers. North Central’s program gives you the chance to perform with more than 20 different instrumental, choral and jazz ensembles, including Concert Winds, Jazz Combos, string ensembles, Concert Choir, Women’s Chorale and others.

More than 200 students participate in North Central’s ensembles. Many receive composition and performancebased music scholarships worth up to $10,000 over four years in vocal, instrumental, jazz or music education. If you receive a performance scholarship you are required to perform in an ensemble each term and take applied instrument or voice lessons. Scholarships are renewable if you remain in good academic standing and complete the required time commitments. Because of North Central’s location—Naperville is just a 30-minute train ride to downtown Chicago—students have easy access to one of the world’s music capital cities. You’ll be able to see Broadway shows or performances by the Lyric Opera of Chicago or Chicago Symphony Orchestra. “We take our students to many professional events throughout the year,” says Jeordano Martinez, professor of music. Audition Days are half-day events that include a group

meeting with faculty, luncheon, a showcase performance, optional tours of campus and nearby downtown Naperville, as well as your warm-up and audition time. Audition Days are designed to give you a comprehensive picture of the department, faculty and programs, as well as the opportunity to audition for scholarships in one or more areas. Parents or guardians are most welcome to attend Audition Day events.

Audition Days for 2013 are Saturday, February 16, for music, music education, theatre and jazz, and Saturday, March 2, for music, music education, theatre, jazz, art and interactive media studies. Founded in 1861, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in seven areas. With more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, North Central College

“Learning how to teach music is just as important as learning how to perform music.” - Ramona M. Wis, Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts

is committed to academic excellence, a climate that emphasizes leadership, ethics, values and service, a curriculum that balances job-related knowledge with a liberal arts foundation and a caring environment with small classes. North Central College is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It is recognized as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report; one of Princeton Review’s “Best in the Midwest” Colleges; as one of “America’s Top Colleges” by Forbes. For more information about North Central College visit northcentralcollege.edu. And to schedule an individual campus tour call 630-637-5800 or visit northcentralcollege.edu/ admission/campus-tour.

At North Central College, being


doesn’t mean losing your

musical edge

Our students choose from majors in music, music education or jazz studies and also pursue countless other passions. Find out more by calling 630-637-5800 or visit us online at northcentralcollege.edu.

Visit Days at North Central College Freshman Visit Days:

Monday, October 8, 2012 Monday, November 12, 2012 Monday, January 21, 2013 Monday, February 18, 2013

Transfer Visit Days:

Saturday, November 3, 2012 Saturday, February 9, 2013 Saturday, April 20, 2013

Fine Arts Auditions: North Central College 30 N. Brainard Street, Naperville, IL northcentralcollege.edu

Saturday, February 16, 2013 Music, Music Education, Theatre, Jazz Saturday, March 2, 2013 Music, Music Education, Theatre, Jazz, Art, Interactive Media Studies

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Lawrence University Overview of the Conservatory

Music has been a prominent feature of life at Lawrence since its founding in 1847; the first Bachelor of Music degree was conferred in 1892. Today, the Conservatory curriculum affords more than 350 music majors a unique blend of professional education in music and a liberal arts education, a combination that has produced outstanding performers, composers, educators and scholars. Conservatory training is, by its nature, rigorous. While the Lawrence Conservatory is highly competitive, students compete not with each other, but with themselves, testing their capacity to discover and realize their own potential. Lawrentians — faculty and students alike — celebrate each others’ achievements with enthusiasm and unselfishness. As a nationally recognized conservatory integrated with a distinguished college of the liberal arts and sciences, Lawrence offers a distinctive educational opportunity, providing professional music training without compromising other intellectual and academic opportunities. All Lawrence Conservatory students pursue at least one-third of their course work outside of music, and many choose to complete both the Bachelor of Arts degree and the Bachelor of Music degree in a special five-year program. The study of music at Lawrence is a challenge pursued in the context of the vibrant intellectual life of a highly regarded liberal arts college. Lawrence is exclusively an undergraduate college. Unlike many other music schools, Lawrence Conservatory students do not compete with graduate students for roles in the opera, chairs in the orchestra, or faculty attention. The Conservatory faculty is an active group of performers, educators, scholars and composers, engaged in their art but committed to teaching undergraduates. While maintaining active performance careers, the faculty also serve as advisors and mentors to their students. The long-lasting friendships forged from these close relationships between students and teachers are a hallmark of a Lawrence education. Applying to the Conservatory

Applicants must submit the following to apply to Lawrence: 1. The Common Application • Lawrence supplement to the Common Application • School report • Teacher evaluation • $40 application fee 2. Official secondary school transcript 3. Standardized tests (optional) 4. Midyear report (when midyear grades become available) If you are planning to pursue any of our degree options with a major in music you must also: • Complete the “for conservatory applicants only” section of the Lawrence supplement, including submission of a music resume • Submit a music teacher evaluation • Register online for an audition

Conservatory Auditions 2013 On-campus Auditions • Saturday, January 19* • Saturday, January 26 • Saturday, February 16* • Saturday, February 23 * Music education workshops are offered on these dates.

2013 Regional Auditions • Alburquerque, N.M. February 6 • Atlanta, Ga. January 30 • Boston, Mass. January 11 • Denver, Colo. February 5 • Houston, Texas January 31 • Interlochen, Mich. February 2 • Los Angeles, Calif. February 8 • New York, N.Y. January 10 • Phoenix, Ariz. February 7 • Portland, Ore. January 4 • San Francisco, Calif. January 6 • Seattle, Wash. January 3 • Washington, D.C. January 9 More Information Office of Admissions • Lawrence University 711 E Boldt Way SPC 29 Appleton WI 54911-5699 800-227-0982 or 920-832-6500 www.lawrence.edu/admissions

Where someone will say, “no one has ever tried that.” And they’ll be talking about you.

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Grove City College | 100 Campus Drive | Grove City, PA 16127

Music The Department of Music and Fine Arts at Grove City College prides itself on excellence. We combine state-of-the-art facilities and technology with faculty dedicated to their students, while our faculty are dedicated to working in a department that provides personal attention and mentoring — and all our faculty are involved in the greater music community in Pennsylvania and across the country. Every music major must audition and once admitted, select a specific applied concentration within the Bachelor of Music degree.

WORLD-CLASS PERFORMANCE AND LEARNING SPACES In addition to music classroom space and faculty offices, you will find resources and technology to develop your skills in the J. Howard Pew Fine Arts Center: • Ketler Auditorium, a large, approximately 700-seat performance auditorium • The Miriam Shellito Parker ’52 organ is a two-manual, 14-stop instrument is in the North German style, and incorporates flexible winding, a flat pedal board, and unequal temperament. The studio space was created especially for the organ. • The Little Theater for small performances • A large ensemble rehearsal hall and a 170-seat recital hall • 22 Boston Steinway practice pianos, 28 soundproof practice rooms and a music technology lab • Complete theater facilities, including a set construction shop, costume shop and dressing rooms

Whether singing is your strength or piano your forte, every Grove City College student is encouraged to participate, so you’ll have the opportunity to meet students from every other major on campus.

A VARIETY OF OPPORTUNITIES Chapel Choir and Touring Choir Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra

Wolverine Marching Band and Symphonic Concert Band GCC Singers

Wind Ensemble Jazz Ensemble and Stage Band

Free to inspire.

Music can fill us with joy or express the deepest longings of our soul. It can make us shout, and in the next instant, silence us completely. We’re Grove City College. Our music programs are among the very best in the country. Here, you can be your best, while doing what you love best. And when you graduate, you’ll be ready to play your part in changing the world. Audition Dates September 29 October 27 November 10 December 1 January 26 February 18 (Presidents’ Day) An audition is required for acceptance into the Music Department. Call us for audition information or ensemble inquiries at (724) 458-2084 or email jmtedford@gcc.edu.

Learn more about our music programs.

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The Music Department at Grove City College With a department that boasts some of the largest ensembles of any college or university our size, our renowned faculty are ready to help you achieve your goals. From a full-sized orchestra, symphonic concert bands, and a 155-plus member marching band to a 21-piece jazz ensemble and touring choirs, we can meet the needs of any discerning music major or aspiring musician. Bachelor of Music degrees available in the following majors and minor: Music Music Education (Grades K-12 certification) Music/Business Music/Performance Music/Religion Music (minor)

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Kean University Conservatory of Music


1000 Morris Avenue, Union, NJ 07083 • (908) 737-4330 • FAX: (908) 737-4333 E-mail: music@kean.edu • Web Site: www.kean.edu

ean University is located less then 10 miles from New York City in the suburban community of Union, New Jersey. The beau-

tiful campus of more then 70 acres includes a train station, making it an ideal location for the budding music student.

Music at


Degree Offerings • Bachelor of Arts in Music • Bachelor of Arts in Music Education

Audition Dates • November 30 • January 25 • February 29 • March 28 • April 25

Candidates seeking scholarship consideration are strongly encouraged to audition early.

For more information: 908-737-4330 | 1000 Morris Ave. Union, N.J. 07083


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With just over 100 undergraduate students enrolled in the Conservatory, each student is provided an excellent opportunity to work closely with all seven full-time faculty members as well as many outstanding adjunct and visiting professors. The relatively small student body provides an ideal supportive environment for each student. Students are encouraged to participate in any of the many excellent music ensembles including: Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Chamber Winds, Jazz Ensemble, Choir, Chorale, Percussion Ensemble, and a variety of specialty and mixed chamber ensembles. Orchestral string students perform with an excellent orchestra located in the neighboring town of Summit. In addition to music majors, students from many of the 70 other different degree programs across the campus frequently participate in various Conservatory music ensembles, further enriching the diverse population that is one of the University’s great strengths. The tuition of $9,674 for in-state students and $14, 212 for non-residents includes private studies with a worldclass studio faculty, many of whom perform frequently in New York City and around the world. The Conservatory at Kean is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). A small number of scholarships are earmarked each year for incoming freshman and transfer students. Students interested in scholarships and other financial awards are strongly encouraged to apply to the University and to contact the Conservatory of Music to schedule an audition as early as possible. The deadline for admission is May 15.


Indiana Wesleyan University


ndiana Wesleyan University has been one of America’s fastest-growing Christian universities over the past decade, and the Division of Music has mirrored that record growth. The number of music majors at Indiana Wesleyan has nearly doubled since the Music division moved in September 1996 from a century-old building to the Phillippe Performing Arts Center. Music majors are drawn to IWU by state-of-the-art facilities, outstanding teachers and a spiritual atmosphere. When it was built, the 72,000 square-foot Phillippe won a gold medal for architectural excellence. A focal point of the building is the 1,200-seat auditorium, which was acoustically designed by Harold Geerdes, one of the nation’s most eminent acousticians. The Center also includes a 175-seat hall; 18 practice suites, which students have access to 15 hours a day, six days a week; a music computer lab equipped with 10 MIDI keyboards; an electronic piano lab with the latest equipment; and faculty offices and classrooms. The members of the music faculty at IWU have attended many top graduate institutions, such as Northwestern, Indiana University and the University of Kansas. Faculty members possess a wide base of musical expertise, including music performance and pedagogy, theory, history, education, conducting and technology. The faculty remain current in their various fields through attending conferences and seminars, perform-

ing in various regional and national arenas, and devoting time to personal and professional enrichment. There are five primary areas of study within the Division of Music at Indiana Wesleyan University: Music Education, Church Music, Applied Music, Music Composition, and Music Performance. The Music Education major is designed for students who want to teach music in public or private schools. Students can concentrate in vocal, instrumental or keyboard music and qualify for a K–12 teacher’s license in choral or instrumental music, or a combination of the two. The Church Music major equips students to serve as a director of music in a local church. Most students who choose this major concentrate in voice or a combination or vocal and instrumental music. Many students combine the Church Music major with a Worship major. If your goal is performance, private music teaching or preparation for graduate studies in music, the Applied Music major is designed for you. Many students combine this major with a major in Christian Education or Christian Ministries. The Music Composition major equips students to be composers of music. Composition lessons, advanced theory courses and ensemble courses are key elements to the emphasis. The Music Performance major hones students’ skills for excellence in the world of classical music

performance. Graduates are prepared to compete at the highest level, to pursue advanced studies in music at the graduate level, and to share the love of Christ among classical musicians. The Division of Music also offers a Music minor, which can be taken in combination with a major in another department. It is a good choice for students who do not intend to make music a career but who want to do some serious musical study. IWU believes that music is for everyone, not just for music majors. To that end, all students may participate in various vocal and instrumental ensembles that perform on campus and tour regularly throughout the United States. The 80-member University Chorale has performed at the Crystal Cathedral in California and has toured internationally. Indiana Wesleyan University is an evangelical Christian university that was founded in 1920. About 3,200 students attend classes on the residential campus in Marion. The university’s enrollment has more than doubled in the past 10 years, which has led to the completion of approximately 20 major building projects. For more information: Admission Office Indiana Wesleyan University 4201 S. Washington St. Marion, IN 46953-4974 866-468-6498 admissions@indwes.edu




1-866-468-6498 Different Degrees for Different Dreams. Choose from Applied Music, Church Music, Music Composition, Music Education or Music Performance to fulfill your God-given dreams.

Performance Opportunities. Four major choral ensembles, orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz band and multiple chamber ensembles await your audition.

A Gifted and Giving Faculty. Fifteen full-time faculty and 15 adjuncts whose expertise ranges from music performance to theory to history to conducting to technology...

A Sound Facility. Our Phillippe Performing Arts Center, which won a gold citation for its design, is one of the most unique facilities in the country–and worth a real-time visit!

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Wheaton College Conservatory of Music

here you choose to study music is one of the most important decisions of your life. So, how do you decide? If exceptional music training, academic excellence, a national reputation, and Christian community are important to you, begin your music career at Wheaton. To address the goals you have for your musical career, the Wheaton College Conservatory offers musically diverse programs grounded in the strength of classical tradition. Wheaton will prepare you in your major area and help you gain the skills of a truly well-rounded musician, so you can take advantage of opportunities in whatever career you choose to pursue. Professional music degrees are offered in performance, education, composition, history/literature, or innovative music with elective studies in an outside field like media, psychology or theater. Or, you may choose to pursue the bachelor of arts in music degree.

The Conservatory’s gifted faculty are highly respected professionals who approach their careers with the highest standards of musical excellence. Our faculty teach and perform with acclaim in regional, national and international arenas. In private lessons and in small classroom settings, they devote time and attention to teaching you, encouraging you, knowing you and stretching you to be the best you can be – as a student and as a musician. Opportunities for solo and group performance – locally, nationally and internationally – abound. The Conservatory offers a wide variety of ensemble and chamber music opportunities, with off-campus study and touring programs, providing invaluable training while expanding your vision for service to God’s kingdom. That’s not all. While preparing for a career in a highly competitive field, you’ll enjoy an active campus life, a supportive student body, and involvement

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GREAT MUSIC is more than the sum of its parts—it’s soulful and true, bearing witness of our Creator. At Wheaton, you’ll learn from respected faculty; you’ll perform here and abroad; you’ll participate in the music scene in nearby Chicago while living in a grace-filled community. LEARN MORE AT whEATon.EdU/ConSERvAToRy


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in sports, theater, student groups and Christian service. Alumni say more about the strength of the Wheaton College Conservatory than these few words ever could. You’ll find them conducting and playing in major orchestras, teaching, composing, singing opera, serving the church, and on the cutting edge of Christian music. They can tell you first-hand of the importance of their Conservatory education. They’ll talk about exceptional music training, committed and gifted faculty, high academic standards, a community that pursues biblical truth and personal faith, and the vast cultural offerings of nearby Chicago. They’ll talk about the outstanding preparation they received to help them grow musically and spiritually and achieve their career goals. So don’t just take the next step toward your professional music career. Take the right step. Choose the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music.

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ith stunning new facilities and equipment, a first-rate faculty of world-renowned composers, conductors and performers, and a rising University enrollment, Adelphi is the ideal place for serious musicians and future music educators. At Adelphi, you can pursue your craft in a dynamic setting, surrounded by talented students and faculty who will encourage and inspire you. Be part of this vibrant musical community and the magnificent Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) —the latest demonstration that music is thriving at Adelphi University. You’ll enjoy performances made more memorable by the superb acoustics of the center’s intimate 500-seat Concert Hall. As a major in the B.S. in Music program at Adelphi, you will undertake a comprehensive education that prepares you for a range of postgraduate endeavors, including scholarship, graduate study and professional careers in performance, composition or in music business. As a B.S. in Music Education major, you will prepare for a teaching career at the elementary and secondary levels in general, vocal and instrumental music. Students in music majors gain invaluable performance experience through instrumental and vocal lessons and participate in orchestra, concert band, choral groups and specialized ensembles such as those for flute, classical guitar, percussion and world music. Vocalists have the opportunity to perform in opera workshops and musical theatre revues. At Adelphi, you’ll learn more about music and its origins through the study of music theory and history, as well as through development of fluency in your professional music skills. In addition, you’ll explore current trends in music through on-campus visits by musicologists, performers, critics, composers, administrators and educators. Since AUPAC opened in 2008, students have enjoyed performances by such world-class artists as the Jupiter String Quartet, Laurie Anderson, pianists Vassily Primakov and Andreas Klein, soprano Heidi Grant Murphy, Bruce Hornsby, Trio Solisti, Bobby McFerrin, Fred Hersch, Christine Ebersole and Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. Master classes, lecture-demonstrations and composition workshops are offered regularly by visiting guest artists and ensembles. Besides AUPAC’s performance capabilities, the 53,000-square-foot structure houses a new music library and recording facilities, as well as spacious practice rooms and instrument storage space. For the first time the Departments of Music, Dance and Theatre are housed under one roof with rehearsal and classroom space for all three areas. Adelphi’s picturesque, safe campus in Garden City, New York, will provide you with ample opportunities for instruction, practice and inspiration. In addition, just a short 45-minute train ride will take you to Manhattan, the cultural capital of the world and home to Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera House and other legendary music venues. Founded in 1896 as the first private, coeducational college on Long Island, Adelphi University today has nearly 5,000 undergraduate students. With its low student-to-faculty ratio of 10:1, you’ll learn in small classes averaging 21 students. Adelphi’s student body comes from 43 states and 45 countries, ensuring different perspectives and talents in the classroom and performance halls. With more than 80 student clubs and organizations, the Adelphi campus pulses with student-run events, theatrical and musical per-

Adelphi University formances, sporting events and lectures. For more information, or to schedule a campus tour and audition, call 516.877.4290 or email clemen@adelphi.edu. Department of Music B.S. in Music Education B.S. in Music Adelphi offers its students: • Commitment to excellence in teaching and musicianship

Integrated learning through common music literacy skills • Interactions with expert public school music teachers • Concentrations in performance, composition and jazz • Distinguished faculty artists • Competitive talent scholarships For more information on Adelphi’s music program, visit pfa.adelphi.edu.

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B.S. in Music Education B.S. in Music Adelphi offers its students:

Integrated learning through common music literacy skills Interactions with expert public school music teachers Concentrations in performance, composition and jazz Distinguished faculty artists Competitive talent scholarships




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Blair School of Music Curriculum Students may major in any orchestral instrument, piano, organ, guitar, saxophone, voice, or multiple woodwinds. Considerable emphasis, particularly for performance majors, is placed on individual instruction and chamber music. Study of the liberal arts creates the balance deemed appropriate for the world of the musician in the twenty-first century. Students seeking a minor or second major are encouraged to pursue such interests. Ensembles Performance opportunities for instrumentalists include the Vander-

ensemble, woodwind choir, brass choir, and percussion ensemble. A large number of chamber music ensembles for strings, winds and piano are also formed each year. All groups are open by audition to the entire university community.

bilt University Orchestra, Vanderbilt Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and the New Music Ensemble. Students also participate in flute choir, Blair Bonz (trombone ensemble), saxophone ensemble, tub a ensemble, guitar

Scholarships and Financial Aid Blair School maintains a strong financial aid program. If a student is qualified, finances should not be a deterrent. Honor scholarships are offered to exceptional applicants, and need-based grants are also available.

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• Intensive professional training with a superb

liberal arts education–in a place long known to the world as Music City U.S.A.

• Internationally recognized faculty and uniquely personal student/teacher ratio–a hallmark of the Blair community

• New, state-of-the-art classrooms, studios, and performance halls–a new dimension in the learning experience

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• Now offering a five-year Bachelor of

Music/Master of Education and teaching licensure program in Musical Arts/ Education in collaboration with Peabody College of Education

• Ranked as one of the nation’s top twenty universities

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The University of the Arts


he University of the Arts School of Music prepares undergraduate and graduate students as innovators and leaders for 21st century careers, especially those in the creative arts—performers, composers, educators, producers, engineers, managers, entrepreneurs, and more. Developing talented young artists since 1873, the School’s curriculum centers around Jazz and contemporary American music as a platform for nurturing creativity in whatever career fields they choose. Faculty members reaffirm traditional foundations and techniques in the instruction of music theory, performance and history, while experimentation, improvisation, originality and entrepreneurial innovation drive the School’s vision of the future and our role in our graduates’ success. Leaders and innovators The UArts music degree programs provide direct, pragmatic educational experiences that prepare students for a lifetime in the field of music, or in any field they choose to enter. Performers develop the necessary

musicianship, and all students learn critical perspectives and entrepreneurial know-how to help them to become successful musicians, songwriters, teachers, music-business professionals, and in hundreds of other fields. The UArts School of Music offers BM in Jazz Studies degrees in Composition, Instrumental Performance, and Vocal Performance; a BS in Music Business, Entrepreneurship, and Technology; MM degrees in Jazz Studies and Music Education, and an MAT in Music Education; Diplomas in Composition, Instrumental Performance, and Vocal Performance. For performers and composers, more than 50 traditional and one-of-a-kind ensembles provide opportunities for School of Music students to perform throughout Philadelphia, preparing for careers as professional musicians. They include: three big bands; a chorus; Jazz singers; chamber singer; 20 small jazz groups; a handbell choir; and drumset, brass, bucket-drum, laptop computer, musical theater, salsa, and rock ensembles. In the heart of downtown Philadelphia The University of the Arts is located in

the center of Philadelphia’s vibrant Avenue of the Arts – the heart of the performing arts district in Philadelphia. There are 19 professional concert halls, jazz clubs, music clubs and theaters within four blocks of the School of Music, and the fifth-largest city in the nation offers countless opportunities for engineers, producers and entrepreneurs to hone their creative crafts in a thriving music environment. “The UArts School of Music offers an incomparable mix of jazz and contemporary American music, dozens of ensembles, countless educational, professional performance, and music business opportunities, world-renowned artist/teachers, and a creative and collaborative environment, all in an exciting urban setting in the heart of the arts district of downtown Philadelphia,” says Marc Dicciani, the school’s director. To learn more about the University of the Arts program and its faculty, students and alumni (and what they’re doing professionally), and to hear recorded performances of UArts students, visit the University of the Arts’ website at www.uarts.edu.

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CONVERG ENCE Talent and inspiration come together at the University of the Arts School of Music — developing top-level performers, composers, educators, producers, engineers, managers, entrepreneurs and more. In our Jazz and Contemporary Music, and Business/Technology programs, you’ll work with passionate artists across all creative disciplines, because this is where art, thought, innovation and craft collide and connect.

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Explore a World of Musical Opportunities at CIM


Your Music.

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Experience a musical community like no other. apply to CiM today!

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11021 East Boulevard Cleveland OH 44106

Apply online at cim.edu/admission or call 216.795.3107

he Cleveland Institute of Music is committed to providing a worldclass education to its students — from toddlers to teens to adults of all ages. Through preparatory, young artist, conservatory and continuing education programs, CIM teaches students not only how to play and sing but how to hear and think musically, to compose and improvise. At CIM, students explore the unique and diverse culture of a musical community like no other—composed of the most talented young artists from across the country and around the world. Students learn from and inspire their peers while being trained by exceptional teachers and performing musicians, including 40 members of The Cleveland Orchestra. Students are immersed in a stimulating environment focused on creating the next generation of musicians. A partnership with Case Western Reserve University enables CIM to offer a well-rounded liberal arts education. Set in University Circle, the heart of Cleveland’s arts and culture community and one of America’s prettiest neighborhoods according to Forbes Magazine with its bounty of museums, galleries, gardens and more, students can experience artistry beyond the borders of the class room, practice room, concert hall and campus. Many of CIM’s alumni go on to perform in the world’s most acclaimed musical organizations and opera companies, to create amazing musical works or to hold prominent teaching positions around the world. Learn more by calling 216.795.3107 or visiting www.cim.edu.

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Bienen School of Music The Bienen School of Music offers · Conservatory-level training combined with the academic flexibility of an elite research institution · Traditional BM, BA, MM, PhD, and DM degrees as well as innovative dual-degree, self-designed, and double-major programs · Close proximity to downtown Chicago’s vibrant cultural landscape · A new 152,000-square-foot facility to open in summer 2015

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In addition to this 400-seat recital hall, the Bienen School’s new facility will include an opera rehearsal room/black box theater, a choral rehearsal/recital room, teaching studios, practice rooms, classrooms, and administrative offices.


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At Anna Maria Head College, Music Programs take Center Stage.


nna Maria College, a private, four-year, coeducational Catholic college, was founded in 1946 by the Sisters of Saint Anne. AMC is a close-knit community with small class sizes that allow for mentor relationships to develop between faculty members and students. Freshmen and sophomore classes generally have between15 and 20 students; some upper-level classes have as few as five students. Faculty members teach and advise students based on their knowledge of each person as an individual, and classes are never taught by graduate assistants. AMC is located on a 192-acre New England campus in Paxton, Massachusetts, eight miles from downtown Worcester, a vibrant college town hosting 10 other colleges and universities. The City offers numerous college- focused entertainment and cultural opportunities, and Boston, Providence, and Hartford are only an hour’s drive away. AMC also offers a vibrant campus life with 17 NCAA Division III sports teams, plays, concerts, trips and numerous clubs and organizations. In addition, A M C o ff e r s music-related programs including a marching band and concert band. Our Music Department is robust and offers a variety of academic programs and co-curricular activities. Music Majors include Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance, Voice or Piano; Music; Music Education including Initial Licensure by the Massachusetts Department of Education (MADOE); and Music Therapy. The College’s music programs are fully accredited

by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). For more information contact Ronald Sherwin, Ph.D., Associate

Dean, School of Visual & Performing Arts at rsherwin@annamaria.edu or 508-849-3450. Please visit us at www.annamaria.edu.

We have a new field. And you can play on it! Anna Maria College Offers a great Marching Band experience, as well as other Musical Opportunities. AMC has a reputation for musical and academic excellence. Our small class sizes, excep onally dedicated and engaging faculty, and suppor ve student community enable you to reach high musical and academic standards.

AMC Offers Degrees in:

Music, Music Performance:Voice and Piano, Music Therapy and Music Education

Plus an Honors Program and study abroad opportunites To learn about our programs, arrange a campus tour or schedule an audi on, contact the Office of Admission at 800.344.4586 (x360) or admission@annamaria.edu

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Messiah College

ith a program and faculty reflecting Messiah’s reputation for academic excellence, Messiah College’s M.M. in conducting enhances your abilities as an effective music educator and conductor. Whether you are a public or private school educator, a community or church ensemble director, or a recent music major

graduate—Messiah’s program can help you advance your career and deepen your expertise in the specialized field of conducting. Messiah College offers three specialized master’s in conducting tracks to advance your education and career: • Wind conducting • Orchestral conducting

With a program and faculty reflecting Messiah College’s reputation for academic excellence, Messiah’s M.M. in conducting enhances your abilities as an effective music educator and conductor. • Three specialized conducting tracks to advance your education and career: wind, orchestral, choral • Emphasis on summer and online coursework, designed to fit the schedules of busy professionals • Coursework designed to be instantly applicable to your own everyday work setting • Small class sizes ensure personal attention.

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With Messiah’s M.M. in conducting program you will also experience: • Flexible, affordable, and convenient program with the majority of courses conducted online, combining just the right amount of classroom and practical experience for your busy life and active schedule. • Emphasis on summer coursework, including one-week on-campus summer sessions, which means a large portion of coursework in this program fits the schedules of teachers and other working professionals. • Fulfillment of Act 48 credits in Pennsylvania • Deferred payment option available if your employer reimburses for Act 48 or other graduate course completions. • All courses taught by Messiah’s faculty—experienced, trained music educators and conductors with extensive college and public school teaching experience—who take time to mentor you in your education and career. • Small class sizes ensure personalized, one-on-one attention, and meaningful interaction with professors and fellow students. • Coursework designed to be instantly applicable to your own everyday work setting. • Rolling admission—Messiah accepts graduate program applicants year round allowing you to enter the program at multiple points throughout the year. Our program is designed for: • Those who have graduated from an accredited undergraduate institution with a degree in music; • Current professional teachers, who wish to obtain a master’s degree to further their studies, refine their teaching skills and enhance their effectiveness as musicians, teachers and conductors; • Teachers who wish to acquire Act 48 credits without pursuing a graduate degree; [Act 48 credit can be given for any of Messiah’s graduate courses whether or not it is part of a degree program.] • Those who already have a post-baccalaureate degree but want to acquire specific skills in certain areas of pedagogy without pursuing an additional graduate degree. New class sessions start every January, June, July and August. To learn more about the admissions process and financial aid, visit www.messiah.edu/conducting or call 717. 796.5061. The Messiah College Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

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Chapman University Conservatory of Music


ocated in the heart of Southern California, Chapman University has a rich tradition in the arts and is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in California. The Conservatory of Music is part of the College of Performing Arts at Chapman University and is one of the nation’s premier undergraduate music programs. The Conservatory of Music is internationally recognized and offers students a conservatory experience within the environment of a liberal arts university. Many of our graduates perform with major orchestras and opera houses throughout the United States and abroad. Faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized performers, composers, and educators. The Conservatory of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. We offer talent award scholarships for all music majors. Learn more about Chapman University by visiting our website or by making an appointment to visit our campus.

offers degrees in: B.A. in Music

performance opportunities:

Symphony Orchestra Chamber Orchestra B.M. in Music Education Wind Symphony B.M. in Performance Chamber Music • Conducting New Music Ensemble • Instrumental Big Band • Guitar Jazz Ensemble • Keyboard Collaborative Arts Percussion Ensemble • Piano Masterclasses with Guest Artists • Voice Solo & Collaborative Recitals

B.M. in Composition

For more information about scholarships and audition dates, contact the Conservatory of Music at 714-997-6871 or visit our website: www.chapman.edu/music

One University Drive • Orange, CA 92866

University of MassachUsetts aMherst Department of music anD Dance BA in Music BM in Jazz, History, Music Education, Performance & Theory/Composition MM in Collaborative Piano, Composition, Conducting, History, Jazz Composition/Arranging, Music Education, Performance & Theory

Audition Dates December 1, 2012 • February 2 & 16, 2013 • March 2, 2013 • March 30, 2013 Classical Strings only: November 27, 2012 • February 12, 2013 • March 2, 2013 • March 26, 2013 For More Information: cthornley@music.umass.edu • 413-545-6048

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University of Redlands

n the School of Music our goal is to educate the whole musician, not just to train a performer. All great performances go far beyond technical mastery to include a sense of history, society, culture and art. Through a conservatory approach in a liberal arts setting, our students learn to perform, interpret and teach music in a rich learning environment that provides a broad education and intense training. Our studio teachers are among the finest musicians and teachers in Southern California. The classes are small and your teachers will know you as a person, not just as a name on a class roster. Whether music is your major or you just have an interest in music, everyone is encouraged to participate in the diverse, musical environment found on campus. At Redlands you can perform in the Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, University Choir, the Madrigal Singers, Chapel Singers, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Percussion Ensemble and Opera Theater Workshop. Performance opportunities abound with more than 200 performances presented on campus annually, including the University’s holiday tradition, the Feast of Lights. The School of Music offers two undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Music in Performance, Composition or Music Education and the Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music, as well as a minor in music. The School of Music also offers a Master’s degree in: Performance, Music Education, Conducting and Composition, as well as an Artist Diploma.

Remarkable teachers. Extraordinary performance opportunities. “Through a conservatory approach in a liberal arts setting, our students learn to perform, interpret and teach music in a rich learning environment that provides a broad education and intense training.” Bachelor of Arts • Bachelor of Music • Master of Music

Audition Dates for 2013: January 19 • February 16 • March 9

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DePauw University School of Music 605 South College Avenue • Greencastle, IN 46135 (765) 658-4380 • FAX: (765) 658-4042 E-mail: schoolofmusic@depauw.edu Website: www.depauw.edu/music Degrees: B.A., B.M., B.M.E., B.M.A., B.M./B.A. (five-year)


ne of the first institutions of its kind in the United States, DePauw University School of Music offers an undergraduate education grounded in tradition and inspired by the innovative trends of today. The School’s five–to-one student–to–faculty ratio provides an encouraging environment in which students can mature and grow into complete musicians, paired with exceptional undergraduate performance opportunities. As students of a nationally ranked liberal arts university, DePauw musicians train for uncommon success in contemporary society, polishing their musical skills while developing their abilities to think, reason… and live.

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McNally Smith College of Music

Wayne State University

cNally Smith College of Music was founded in 1985 with a focus on contemporary music – a focus that was missing from many “traditional” music schools. Contemporary music continues to be a hallmark of the school’s mission as it has grown into a four-year college, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. McNally Smith presents a comprehensive curriculum that bridges the liberal and musical arts. The faculty, whose members have been awarded some of music’s most prestigious honors, brings a wealth of industry experience to the table for a classroom experience that draws from the real world. Bachelor Degrees, Associate Degrees and Diploma Courses are all offered at McNally Smith. The school’s four primary areas of study are Music Performance, Recording Technology, Music Business and Composition. The school also has many scholarship opportunities, which include the full-tuition “All-Star Scholarships,” and “Presidential Scholarships.” Career Services helps place students in internships locally and in hotspots like Los Angeles and gives students a leg up on permanent positions after graduation. Students of McNally Smith, who now number close to 700, enjoy a campus life centered on the school’s state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of the Twin Cities, St. Paul, Minnesota. In the fall of 2010, dormitories were opened just blocks from campus. With multiple recording studios featuring the latest gear, high-tech performance spaces, and much more, a McNally Smith education emphasizes the leading-edge technology that is crucial to today’s world of music. The Twin Cities’ vibrant music scene also provides fantastic performance opportunities for McNally Smith students. To learn more about McNally Smith College of Music, call (800) 594-9500 or visit www.mcnallysmith.edu.

Department of Music 1321 Old Main • Detroit, MI 48202 (313) 577-1795 • E-mail: music@wayne.edu


he Wayne State University Department of Music, located in the heart of Detroit’s cultural center, offers seven undergraduate degree programs and six graduate degree programs. The Department of Music cultivates music as a contemporary and global art, grounded in a long historical tradition, by combining higher education with professional training and experience for its undergraduate and graduate/professional students. The Department offers serious students of music opportunities to learn, grow, and develop their skills and disciplines in an urban cultural setting. With close proximity to Detroit’s cultural center, students have access to the resources of such premiere institutions as the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Public Library, the Detroit Opera House, and Orchestra Hall. The long historical relationship between the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Department allows students to study and coach with exceptional guest artists and resident artist-faculty who are specialists in all musical styles and media. Building on the strengths of its geographic and cultural setting, the Department maintains public access to its performances and degree programs, offers high-level professional and academic standards and unique creative and scholarly opportunities appropriate to a large research university, and cultivates a deep aesthetic understanding of music in our students and the larger urban arts community. Visit music.wayne.edu for more information and audition dates. Wayne State University is a premier institution of higher education offering more than 350 academic programs through 11 schools and colleges to more than 32,000 students in metropolitan Detroit.

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TURN YOUR PASSION INTO YOUR PROFESSION! Every class is infused with Music,

Our Journalism is Music Journalism, Our History is World Music Cultures, Our Science is how your Voice is made.

Study music at Wayne State Choose from seven undergraduate degrees and six graduate degrees Study privately with members of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra Perform in the heart of Detroit’s Midtown Cultural Center, a vibrant area of performing arts, museums, art galleries and festivals Qualify for talent-based scholarships valued up to $8,400 a year



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19 Exchange Street East Saint Paul, Minnesota 55101

p: 651.291.0177 info@mcnallysmith.edu

Register online for a new student audition: November 9, 2012 February 1, 2013 March 1, 2013 * * Deadline for talent-based scholarship consideration

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Cornish College of the Arts

Ithaca College


he premier college for visual and performing arts in the Pacific Northwest, Cornish College of the Arts is one of only a few private colleges in the nation dedicated to educating visual and performing artists for careers in art, design, dance, theater, performance production, and music. Founded in 1914, Cornish College of the Arts is the oldest music conservatory of the west coast. We offer Bachelor of Music degrees in voice, instrumental performance, and composition with emphases in three areas: jazz, classical, or early music. It’s a rigorous undergraduate program designed to provide aspiring musicians with the skills and education they need to succeed in today’s world. A place that feels like home set in the heart of Seattle, one of America’s most livable cities. A program intended for today’s musicians. The program is small, with fewer than 150 students, and highly selective, allowing you to connect with the music faculty in ways not possible at larger, impersonal institutions. Past and current Cornish faculty members have included Grammy nominees, Guggenheim Fellows, and MacArthur “Genius Grant” recipients. Current faculty members include rising jazz vocalist Johnaye Kendrick, internationally renowned composer and pianist, Jovino Santos Neto, and Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra concertmaster, Michael Jinsoo Lim. Additionally, the department brings in many visiting artists to play, teach, and work closely with students. Over the years, this has included artists as diverse as Laurie Anderson, Anthony Braxton, John Cage, Jane Eaglen, Rinde Eckert, Gil Evans, Vladimir Feltsman, Bill Frisell, Philip Glass, Lou Harrison, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Meredith Monk, Butch Morris, Hermeto Pascoal, and Ralph Towner. Admission to Cornish is by audition only. Online prescreening submissions for fall 2013 admission are due January 1, 2013. Merit scholarships available.


ince its founding in 1892 as a Conservatory of Music, Ithaca College has remained dedicated to attracting the most talented young musicians and then immersing these students in an advanced culture of musical learning that positions them to become leading professionals in music. As the conservatory evolved into a comprehensive college with expanded academic offerings, the School of Music has continued to earn its reputation as one of the best in the nation. Offering a blend of world-class faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, professional performance opportunities, access to liberal arts classes, and a beautiful campus setting, students grow in a challenging yet supportive environment. Not only do students have access to our broad music curriculum, but they can also take classes in any of the College’s other schools and divisions. As a result, graduates are well prepared for a host of careers and work in almost every field imaginable – from professional performance, teaching, and arts administration to instrument manufacturing, sound recording, and music publishing. Now in its second century, the School of Music affirms its fundamental belief that music and the arts are essential components of the human experience. We prepare our students to be world-class professionals and the music leaders of tomorrow - ready to transform individuals and communities by advancing the art of music.






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Western Michigan University

ocated in Kalamazoo, halfway between Chicago and Detroit, Western Michigan University is a dynamic, student-centered research university with an enrollment of 25,000. In 2013, the School of Music will celebrate its 100th anniversary. Come be a part of the next century of music at Western Michigan University! Music study at both the undergraduate and graduate levels features personalized instruction in a beautiful and stimulating environment. Undergraduate degree programs available include the bachelor of music in music education (vocal or instrumental emphasis), music therapy, performance (vocal or instrumental), jazz studies, and composition; and a bachelor of arts in music. Graduate degrees include the master of music in performance, music education, conducting, composition, and music therapy. The School of Music also offers an accelerated degree program that allows completion of a bachelor of music or bachelor of arts plus a master of arts in five years. Audition days for 2013 admission are: Nov. 2, 2012; Jan. 25, 2013; Feb. 8, 2013; and Feb. 22, 2013. Each year the School of Music presents SEMINAR, a two week summer camp for high school students. The program offers individualized attention in six areas of study: brass, woodwind, percussion, string, vocal/choral, and keyboard. SEMINAR 2013 will be held on the university’s main campus in Kalamazoo from July 7–20. The camp focuses on chamber music, providing opportunities for students to perform in small ensembles in addition to daily participation in band, orchestra, or choir. Students are selected by audition. Visit www.wmich.edu/music-camp to learn more.


Hope College Department of Music


B.M. in Performance • B.M. in Jazz Performance • B.A. in Music B.M. in Music Education (K-12 Vocal or Instrumental) Minor in Music • Minor in Jazz Studies.

13 Full-time faculty including:

Dr. Adam Clark, Piano Dr. Brian Coyle, Director of Jazz Studies Dr. Andrew Le, Piano Prof. Richard Piippo, Director of Orchestral Studies Dr. Brad Richmond, Director of Choral Activities Dr. Robert G. Southard, Director of Bands

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Capital University’s Conservatory of Music


ne of TCU’s designated Centers of Focus, the TCU School of Music offers an exciting musical environment in which students grow as artists, educators, and individuals. Music at TCU is a multi-faceted experience that provides many opportunities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, TCU’s program provides professional training for performers, teachers, scholars, and composers, while offering a broad array of undergraduate courses for non-music majors. In addition, recitals, masterclasses, and seminars by faculty and guest artists enrich the regular curricular offerings. Student ensembles in the choral, orchestral, opera, jazz, marching band, symphonic winds, and chamber music areas form the core of the hundreds of performances that annually enrich Fort Worth and the metroplex’s already strong cultural climate. TCU’s renowned faculty members are leaders in the fields of performance, music education, scholarly pursuit, and conducting. More than 70 faculty members are dedicated to providing the very best music education for TCU music students. Students come from all over the world to pursue their degrees at TCU, where they enjoy a special relationship with their faculty mentors. TCU music alums populate the globe in pursuit of their music careers, having distinguished themselves as performers, educators, scholars, and composers. Scholarship support is available for eligible undergraduate and graduate music majors as well as for non-majors interested in performing in university ensembles. We encourage you to find out more about the TCU School of Music by visiting our website or by making an appointment to visit our campus.


apital University’s Conservatory of Music provides an intensely personal setting for getting the music education you want within a rich liberal arts environment. The result: a complete education for the 21st century musician. Distinguished nationally and internationally recognized faculty who are practitioners in their field of expertise abound, including James Swearingen, Barry Kopetz, and Lou Fischer. Whether you are interested in a career in performance, jazz studies, music education, composition, music business, music technology, or some combination of these, The Conservatory has a degree that will meet your musical aspirations and challenge your mind. Capital’s beautiful campus sits in the heart of Bexley, located just ten minutes from the center of Columbus, Ohio. One of the nation’s fastest growing cities, Columbus’ extremely active professional musical and visual arts communities are the natural extension of the 300 concerts and events presented on the Capital campus annually. Visit us online for more information, but if you really want to know what we’re about, visit us on campus!

Capital University Conservatory of Music Jazz Studies at both the Undergraduate and Graduate levels Graduate program in Jazz Pedagogy offered over three summers Study with internationally acclaimed faculty

Ensembles include: Capital Big Band Savoy Little Big Band Jazz Consort, Vanguard Septet World Music Ensemble Fusion Band, C.U.R.E. Rock Band Jazz Guitar Ensembles and many more!

Music at TCU

BM, BA, BME, MM, MME and DMA degrees offered Music and Academic Scholarships available Application Deadline: December 15, 2012 Audition Dates: January 12, 2013 - Nordan Young Artist Award* January 19, 2013 February 9, 2013 March 2, 2013


Education in jazz and music technology that will help you attain your goals, delivered in a challenging liberal arts setting

Undergraduate Music Admission Heather Massey 866-544-6175 or hmassey@capital.edu Graduate Music Admission Susanna Mayo 614-236-6199 or smayo@capital.edu

music.capital.edu *requires presreening audition video

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Stony Brook University Texas Lutheran University


n a little more than 50 years, Stony Brook University has established itself as one of America’s most dynamic public universities, an essential part of the region’s economy, and a center of cultural excellence. Located only 60 miles from the world’s greatest city, New York, Stony Brook University provides access and opportunity to top research facilities, including Brookhaven National Laboratories and the famed Cold Spring Harbor Labs, Staller Center for the Arts and a world class Music department, including our musician’s in residence, Grammy award-winning Emerson String Quartet, and jazz great, Ray Anderson. Stony Brook is an engine of invention, creativity, and opportunity that has become a national model and a resource for the world. Our rankings include • Top 100 Best National Universities by US News & World Reports • Top 50 Public National Universities by US News & World Report • Top 1% of the world’s best universities by the Times Higher Education • One of 100 Best Values in Public Colleges according to Kiplinger • Top 10 (#8) among Public Universities with students going on to elite Graduate Programs by the Wall Street Journal The Spirit of Stony Brook In August of 2006, 17 intrepid met and founded the Spirit of Stony Brook Marching Band. Now, just four years later, the band has exploded as the country’s fastest growing collegiate marching band with a current membership of 165 spirited students, drawing talented musicians from across the country and around the world. In this short time, the marching band has garnered and played to great acclaim, having performed on some of the world’s greatest stages including Rockefeller Center, The New York State Capitol Building, the Nassau Coliseum (home of the NHL’s New York Islanders) and on ESPN family of networks. Just recently, the Spirit of Stony Brook was featured on ABC’s Extreme Makeover Home Edition.


School of Music

he study of music at Texas Lutheran University strives to help students express the otherwise inexpressible. A vital part of human experience, music provides the opportunity to create, define, communicate and add deep meaning to our lives. The School of Music offers program leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music in All-Level Music Education with either Instrumental or Vocal emphasis, Bachelor of Music in Instrumental or Vocal Performance and a Minor in Music. Specializations are available in band, choir, keyboard (piano and organ), strings, music education, and vocal or instrumental performance. At TLU, you will grow by leaps and bounds. We will provoke you, push you, help you discover your talents, hone your skills and find your place in this great, big world. You will have plenty of opportunities to get involved and perform, including: • Concert Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band • Drumline • Music Theatre & Opera Workshops • Symphonic Winds • String Ensemble • Wind & Percussion Ensembles • Mid-Texas Symphony • TLU Choir, Women’s Choir, Chamber Choir • Annual Christmas Vespers • Student Recitals

TLU is a private, undergraduate, liberal arts and sciences university where students engage in high-impact, educational experiences that are maximized by the power of a residential, small campus learning model. To learn more about TLU and the School of Music, visit www.tlu.edu/music.


SCHOOL OF MUSIC FACULTY Dr. Douglas R. Boyer Beth Bronk Shaaron Conoly Eric Daub Eliza Thomason

Director of Choral Activities Director, TLU School of Music Director of Bands Director of Vocal Studies Director of Piano Studies Director of Strings


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES DA CAPO AWARD IN MUSIC Up to full tuition per year Auditions on February 24, 2013



AUDITIONS FEBRUARY 24, 2013 | 2–4 p.m. MARCH 23, 2013 | 10 a.m.–noon APRIL 20, 2013 | 2–4 p.m.



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Chautauqua Music Festival

Piano • Instrumental • Voice

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ummer studying music at Chautauqua is like no other educational experience. Going far beyond excellent instruction, Chautauqua students of the arts may also attend concerts, plays, films, operas, art exhibits and relax in the beauty of Chautauqua’s famous lakeside grounds. At Chautauqua, students of orchestral instruments participate in all three components of the instrumental program: a student orchestra, chamber music, and private instruction. The program is designed for students ages 17 to 25. The piano program offers a unique and exciting mixture of traditional and innovative classes and concerts for pianists age 16 and older. Chautauqua uses Steinway pianos exclusively for its festival. A resident artist and internationally renowned guests balance a seven-week program of individual practice time, abundant solo and chamber music per-

The Chautauqua Institution uses Steinway Pianos exclusively for its festival. The family of Steinway designed pianos at Chautauqua are facilitated by Denton, Cottier & Daniels, Buffalo, New York.

Chautauqua Schools of Fine and Performing Arts e-mail: music@ciweb.org PO Box 1098, Dept SBO, Chautauqua, NY 14722 716.357.6233 • fax: 716.357.9014


formance, and an annual piano competition. The voice program seeks to offer the highest caliber of training for the young singer, 18 and older. Voice lessons, two staged opera pro-


ductions, role preparation, diction classes and vocal coachings are guided by a full-time staff of voice teachers, coaches and a resident stage director, along with numerous guest artists.


LIU Brooklyn


IU Brooklyn, located in Downtown Brooklyn, and minutes from Manhattan, is one of the most diverse campuses and communities in the country. Being only minutes via Manhattan and located in one of the most culturally rich neighborhoods of Brooklyn, affords students access to the arts, galleries, museums, historic attractions, and music venues throughout the New York City area. The Music Program at LIU Brooklyn, led by Dr. Gloria Cooper and Professor Samuel Newsome—critically acclaimed and world-renowned jazz artists themselves— helps music majors achieve their goals to become professional recording artists, educators, music therapists, and industry professionals. Students the opportunity to earn a BFA in Jazz Studies, a BA in Music—Applied Music or Music Theory, or a BS in Music Education in Urban Schools and receive a well-rounded, rigorous liberal arts education and an intensive music education that includes private lessons, master classes presented monthly by professional jazz artists, and performance ensembles. Our majors present several concerts and showcases each semester in the Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, our state-of-the-art performance space. Versatility is the hallmark of the under-


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Experience the power of education through music with a bachelor’s degree from LIU Brooklyn. Explore your options: B.F.A. in Jazz Studies ▲ B.A. in Music—Applied Music or Music Theory ▲ B.S. in Music Education in Urban Schools ▲

Study unique courses: Theory and Improvisation ▲ Ear Training and Analysis ▲ Harmony and Counterpoint ▲ Jazz History ▲ Digital Audio and Studio Production ▲

Develop your skills: One-on-one study with top jazz professionals ▲ Vocal and instrumental ensembles ▲ Jazz clinics and master classes with musicians such as Giacomo Gates, Marcus Strickland, Jeff Gardner, Jay Clayton, Lawrence “Butch” Morris and Jeremy Pelt ▲

For more information, call 718-488-1011 liu.edu/brooklyn/music • admissions@brooklyn.liu.edu graduate music degree programs at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus. Our music majors have the opportunity to learn from a diverse group of professional musicians who live, work, and perform in New York City—the music Mecca of the

world. Students may choose from a major in classically oriented traditional music, music education, or jazz studies. In all programs, a strong academic foundation is provided by the diverse core curriculum, taught by an equally diverse faculty.



The Calling of True Musicians

Carnegie Mellon School of Music

Anyone who sings or plays an instrument knows there is more to music than entertainment. At Colorado Christian University’s School of Music, students are truly passionate about music and able to develop the disciplines necessary to be successful in music—to practice, study, perform, and teach others to do the same. Students at CCU enjoy a range of majors: Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music, Sound Recording Technology, and Performance; Bachelor of Music degrees in Worship Arts and Music Education, and minors in music, theatre, and music theatre. There are also a host of prestigious ensembles, for students who wish to witness with their gifts. At CCU, students live out their callings in Christ through their passionate pursuit of musical excellence.

Passionately Pursuing Excellence to the Glory of God


ecoming a professional musician requires talent and commitment. But it also takes the right educational environment. Founded in 1912 as one of the five schools of the College of Fine Arts, the Carnegie Mellon University School of Music educates outstanding, intellectually gifted musicians through excellence in performance, creativity, scholarship and pedagogy. The School of Music offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in instrumental and vocal performance, composition and keyboard performance as well as a Bachelor of Science in Music & Technology. Undergraduates benefit from our Division of Music Entrepreneurial Studies. The twenty-first century musician must be a keen business person as well as an extraordinary talent. A Master of Music degree is offered in performance, composition, conducting, collaborative piano and music education and a Master of Science in Music & Technology. Additionally, the School of Music offers a variety of highly acclaimed non-degree programs, such as the Artist Diploma (Performance, Composition), Advanced Music Studies Certificate (Performance, Composition, Piano Pedagogy, Audio Recording & Production, and Piano Maintenance), Dalcroze Eurhythmics Certification, Orff Schulwerk Teacher Training and Music Education Certification. The School of Music presents more than 250 events annually and is home to 12 ensembles. Here students will cultivate their talent to become life-long artists with one-on-one training with master teachers, touring ensembles, chamber music, and performance opportunities, all within an internationally acclaimed research institution. music.cmu.edu




BAChElOR of FINE ARTS MASTER of MUSIC ADvANCED MUSIC STUDIES CERTIFICATE ARTIST DIplOMA Scholarships are available for music majors and ensemble participants—audition by March 1!



800.44.FAITH • www.ccu.edu 303.963.3135 or www.ccu.edu/music 8787 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood, CO 80226

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William Paterson University


tudy the music and entertainment business 20 miles from NYC. Undergraduate major includes courses in the music biz and entrepre-

neurship plus a minor core from the business college. Graduate programs includes business college component as well. Industry internships, guest

Music Management

at William Paterson University in Wayne, New Jersey

lecturers, and adjunct faculty from the industry are included. As well as the major degrees, an all university undergraduate minor is available. Major in the comprehensive NASM accredited music department with a jazz or classical applied concentration. The programs have been continuous since 1984. Check out webpage for alumni doings, job placements, thesis topics, guest lecturers and student club activities.

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One Willard Avenue Houghton, NY 14744 585.567.9400 music@houghton.edu www.houghton.edu/greatbatch


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Houghton College

t the Greatbatch School of Music, Houghton College, we combine musical excellence, challenging academics and relevant faith. Discover and develop your gifts at Houghton. Pursue an undergraduate degree in music â&#x20AC;&#x201C; specializing in composition, performance, music education, or music and another field. Find yourself a member of one of our musical ensembles. Explore the stage through musical theatre. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music since 1946, the Greatbatch School also offers graduate programs in collaborative performance, composition, conducting and performance. Join a long history of musical excellence at Houghton College as you prepare to develop and share your gifts with the world.



Susquehanna University

ocated in the heart of the beautiful Susquehanna Valley, Susquehanna University offers music students an exceptional music program within the framework of a liberal arts education. The goal of the faculty is to promote quality teaching and learning in a highly professional but nurturing environment. Susquehana University offers Bachelor of Music Degrees in Performance, Music Education and Composition, as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music. Music minors include Music Performance,

Music Technology and Music Theory & Literature. Performance areas include all woodwinds, brass, strings, percussion, and voice. Auditions are required and schol-

arships are available to major and non-majors alike. Please visit our Web site at www. susqu.edu/music or call (570) 3724309 for more information.

BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN: Music Education Performance


For more information: Call: 570-372-4309 Visit: www.susqu.edu/music or E-mail: musicdept@susqu.edu



Eastman School of Music

he Eastman School of Music was founded in 1921 by industrialist and philanthropist George Eastman (1854-1932), founder of Eastman Kodak Company. It was the first professional school of the University of Rochester. Mr. Eastman’s dream was that his school would provide a broad education in the liberal arts as well as superb musical training. The current dean is Douglas Lowry, appointed in 2007. About 900 students are enrolled in Eastman’s Collegiate Division– about 500 undergraduate and 400 graduate students. Students come from almost every state, and approximately 20 per cent are from other countries. Each year about 280 new students enroll, selected from more than 2,100 applicants. They are guided by more than 95 full-time faculty members. Seven Pulitzer Prize winners have taught at Eastman, as have several Grammy Award winners. Over 90 per cent of the more than 10,000 Eastman School alumni are prominent in various fields of the arts, including opera singer Renée Fleming; jazz musicians Ron

Carter, Steve Gadd, and Maria Schneider; composers Dominick Argento, Michael Torke, Charles Strouse, and Jeff Beal; and Mark Volpe, manag-

ing director of the Boston Symphony Orchestra; and first-chair musicians in many major American orchestras. www.esm.rochester.edu

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Frost School of Music he Frost School of Music offers world-class and diverse programs, delivered with renowned excellence. Attend

Baldwin Wallace University

Conservatory of Music 275 Eastland Road Berea, OH 44017 1-866-BW-MUSIC FAX: 440-826-8069 Susan Van Vorst, Director E-mail: music@bw.edu Website: www.bw.edu/conservatory

The home of the Conservatory of Music at Baldwin Wallace University is the Boesel Musical Arts Center, the Kulas Musical Arts Building, and our Riemenschneider Bach Institute and Research library. These student-centered facilities with new practice rooms, studios, and rehearsal areas are in the safe and friendly community of Berea, OH. Proximity to arts-rich Cleveland, the Metroparks, and airport enhances opportunity and convenience. Students are encouraged to be innovative, involved, and to fully experience the music world 48

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the Frost School to be prepared for tomorrow! Frost immerses you in the richness of music, as you bring its power to others. Our hands-

on Frost Experiential Music Curriculum inspires internal musicians while providing technology and music business training. Excellent performance ensembles provide invigorating experiences. Bachelor of Music degrees are offered in performance (instrumental, piano, or vocal), composition, composition/commercial music and production, music education, music education/jazz emphasis, music engineering, music business and entertainment industries, music therapy, studio music and jazz (instrumental or vocal). BA, MM, MS, PhD and DMA degrees also available. Visit www.music.miami.edu

they have elected to inhabit. The environment is academically and musically challenging, yet supportive and friendly. The BW Conservatory is one of seven academic divisions of a pre-professional liberal arts university. 72 specialized faculty including 8 members of The Cleveland Orchestra at our undergraduate only music school are committed to direct teaching, mentorship, and personal attention. The many ensembles and performance opportunities allow our 320 music majors to perform solos and chamber music; sit as principal in ensembles; and be cast in operas, musicals, and theatre productions. BW students are diverse geographically, culturally, and in the majors they wish to pursue; but at the Conservatory they are first and foremost a musician. Bachelor of Music (BM) degrees are offered in: performance, music theatre, music therapy, composition, theory, and music history and literature. The Bachelor of Music (BME) degree prepares students for public school teaching. An innovative curriculum includes music entrepreneurship and advocacy and new emphasis programs in composition, chamber music, conducting, jazz, music history, pedagogy, sacred music, and theory. Arts management and the music therapy equivalency are offered as well.

Founded in 1898 and fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, our graduates enjoy a range of success from the Broadway stage to performing as students in the first collegiate Bach Festival in the nation. Music Educators and Music Therapists have 100% job placement and others move on to the finest graduate programs in the country. The tradition of the Conservatory is excellence in teaching and musicianship.

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[Colleges | Universities] Auburn University

Department of Music 101 Goodwin Music Building Auburn University, AL 36849 Dr. Sara Lynn Baird, Department Chair (334) 844-4165 FAX: (334) 844-3168 music@auburn.edu www.auburn.edu/music The Music Department at Auburn offers exciting opportunities for performance and music education majors, as well as for students majoring in other fields who wish to participate in classes and ensembles. The department strives to achieve and sustain excellent standards of performance, creativity, pedagogy, research and scholarship in music. Many of our talented faculty members have achieved national recognition for their accomplishments. Degrees offered include the Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Arts in Music, a music minor, and in conjunction with the College of Education, the Bachelor of Music Education, the Master of Education in Music Education, the Educational Specialist program, and the Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education. Scholarships are available in all areas of undergraduate study and the department is a fully accredited institutional member of NASM. Auburn University is a highly ranked comprehensive research institution with an enrollment of over 25,000 students. In the Department of Music, we are proud to offer an intimate and nurturing atmosphere that provides individual attention and regular performance opportunities for students.

Augustana College

Department of Music 639 38th St. Rock Island, IL 61201 Dr. Jon Hurty, Daniel Culver, chairs (309) 794-7233 FAX: (309) 794-7433 margaretellis@augustana.edu www.augustana.edu Founded in 1860 by graduates of Swedish universities, Augustana College is a premier college of the liberal arts related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Augustana is a Phi Beta Kappa institution and is among only ten percent of U.S. colleges and universities to host a chapter of this prestigious academic honor society. The beautiful wooded 115-acre campus in Rock Island, Illinois extends into the culturally di-

verse Quad-City metropolitan area. The college offers 60 areas of study providing students close focus in a major field within a strong liberal arts program. Augustana’s music department includes 42 excellent faculty, several ensembles, and a curriculum that supports performance and academics for all students, regardless of their majors. Some ensembles tour annually, either to locations in the United States or abroad. Augustana offers majors in music, music education and music performance with minors in music and jazz. Augustana supports music study with scholarships, available to both music and non-music majors. Seventy-five majors are enrolled, with over 600 students participating in music programs. It is a fully accredited member of NASM.

year when our scholarly and creative activity reached 44 states and 16 foreign countries. Our graduates can be found performing, conducting, composing, and teaching across the country. Ball State University’s tradition of innovation in teaching and learning brings together people, ideas, and extraordinary resources to redefine academic excellence, and to offer a place where students in the School of Music and all students thrive. Ball State University – Education Redefined

Bradley University

Ball State University

Department of Music 1501 W. Bradley Avenue Peoria, IL 61625 (309) 677-2595 FAX: (309) 677-3871 dvroman@bradley.edu www.bradley.edu

Long cited for innovative programs, new music activities, a wide and varied performance program, and national leadership in music education, the Ball State University School of Music offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees and a doctoral degree in six distinct areas: • Ensembles and Conducting • Music Performance • Music Education • Music History and Musicology • Music Theory and Composition • Music Technology We take great pride in the fact that all of our graduate and undergraduate degree programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. We are also proud to be known as an AllSteinway and All-Conn-Selmer School. Student Success. The School of Music has approximately 400 undergraduate majors, 100 graduate students, and more than 70 music faculty, resulting in a better than 9-to-1 student-to-teacher ratio. We pride ourselves on the personal and professional attention given to each student. The breadth and range of our faculty and students can be represented by one single, recent academic

Music at Bradley involves a combination of technology and tradition to prepare students for careers as teachers, composers, performers, or executives in the music industry. Bradley’s Department of Music offers an undergraduate curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Music in Education, Performance or Composition; Bachelor of Science/Arts (Music Business); or a Music Minor. There are over 110 students enrolled as majors and just over 400 students performing in the 5 bands, 4 choirs, symphony orchestra and other smaller ensembles. The program is housed in two buildings; Constance Hall of Music and the Dingeldine Music Center, which includes a beautiful recital hall. An audition is required both to determine acceptance into a degree program and for the consideration of talent scholarships. The Department of Music offers a number of scholarships, grants, and awards designated for incoming students who choose to major in music. Bradley has gained accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). The music program has gained accreditation by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the National Association of Music Merchants Affiliated Music Business Institutions (NAMBI). In January 2001, the Music Department was honored with the prestigious Helen Bartlett Award for Excellence in Service to Students. Bradley maintains strong ties with the community including the Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Opera Illinois, Peo-

School of Music 2000 W. University Avenue Muncie, IN 47306 Meryl Mantione, Director (765) 285-5402 FAX: (765) 285-5401 memantione@bsu.edu www.bsu.edu/music

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[Colleges | Universities] ria Ballet, Peoria Municipal Band, Peoria Bach Festival, ArtsPartners of Central Illinois and others. Bradley’s highest priority is excellent teaching supported by research, scholarship, and creative activities. Faculty not only provide personalized attention in learning and academic advising, but also serve as mentors and professional guides to their students. Bradley’s fulltime faculty number more than 300. The Department of Music has 27 full and affiliate faculty and as teachers and scholars, many are national authorities in their fields.

Butler University

Jordan College of the Arts School of Music 4603 Clarendon Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46208 (800) 368-6852, ext. 9065 kflodder@butler.edu www.butler.edu/music

2012-2013Audition Dates on Campus: November 12, 2012 November 30, 2012 January 25, 2013 February 4, 2013 February 15, 2013 February 22, 2013 March 1, 2013 For information about the School of Music admission process, visit www.butler.edu/music. • • •

DISCOVER quality individualized study. DISCOVER interactions with world-class musicians DISCOVER why U.S. News & World Report ranks Butler among the top five midwest comprehensive universities. DISCOVER the Arthur Jordan Music Scholars awards. These awards include up to full-tuition scholarships for students with outstanding academic and musical talent.* Additional music and academic scholarship opportunities awarded on a competitive basis. *Must have academic and music applications complete by Nov. 1

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ties for collaborations among dance, art, theatre and music. Conservatory quality training within a liberal arts university educates students for a lifetime commitment to creativity and communication, nurturing the view of the arts as interrelated and responsible to society. New flexible curricula allow you to shape your course of study to meet your own strengths and desires. Areas of study include: Music Performance, Music History, Piano Pedagogy, Music Composition, Music Education, Arts Administration, Music Theory, and Jazz Studies. Study with world-class faculty on a beautiful urban campus in the arts rich city of Indianapolis. Opportunities for community engagement among students, artists and professional arts organizations abound. The School of Music at Butler University enjoys strong partnerships with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and Indianapolis Opera. Spectacular on-campus performance venues include EidsonDuckwall Recital Hall, Clowes Memorial Hall and opening in Spring 2013, Schrott Center for the Arts. With a distinguished tradition of excellence since 1985, Butler University ranks second among comprehensive universities in the Midwest according to U.S. News & World Report. Optimal studentfaculty ratio, dynamic international programs, regular interaction with worldrenowned musicians and exceptional scholarship opportunities awarded on a competitive basis, music and academics are just a few of the Music at Butler advantages. Find out firsthand, with an oncampus visit, how the School of Music at Butler can help you reach your goals – you won’t be disappointed!

California Baptist University 8432 Magnolia Ave. Riverside, CA 92504 Undergraduate Admissions (866) 7676-CBU admissions@calbaptist.edu www.calbaptist.edu/music

About California Baptist University Located in the heart of Inland Southern California, California Baptist University believes each person has been created for a purpose. CBU strives to help students understand and engage this purpose

by providing a Christ-centered educational experience that integrates academics with spiritual and social development opportunities. Graduates are challenged to become individuals whose skills, integrity and sense of purpose glorify God and distinguish them in the workplace and in the world. With of population of more than 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students, CBU offers more than 150 undergraduate majors and concentrations as well as 35 graduate degree and credential programs. About CBU’s Shelby and Ferne Collinsworth School of Music As one of the most progressive music programs on the West Coast, California Baptist University’s Collinsworth School of Music instills students with a foundation for lifelong growth and discovery in music—and in life. Beyond merely entertaining audiences, CBU faculty and staff encourage their students to engage themselves passionately in their music – to truly communicate a mastery of experience and emotion. That is why in every class, every rehearsal, every performance, CBU music students are held to higher standards that will encourage them to develop and expand their Godgiven gifts and ultimately to share them in service to others.

California Polytechnic State University

San Luis Obispo Department of Music 1 Grand Ave. San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0326 W. Terrence Spiller (805) 756-2406 FAX: (805) 756-7464 wspiller@calpoly.edu www.calpoly.edu Bachelor of Music; Music Minor The Music Department offers a program which develops musical skills and sensitivity, encourages creativity, and cultivates vision for the future. A graduate of this program will be prepared to begin specialized study at the graduate level and to enter a wide variety of professional careers. The Bachelor of Arts in Music offered at Cal Poly introduces a student to the role of music in today’s world, helps form personal goals, and provides the discipline, skills and knowledge to accomplish those goals. The University’s polytechnic emphasis provides an excellent opportunity to explore music in conjunction with a wide range of other fields. In addition, the Music

[Colleges | Universities] Department is a valuable resource for the non-music major. Its courses and performing ensembles are open to all students who wish to enrich their lives through music. Qualified students who wish to explore the subject in depth have the opportunity to minor in music. The Cal Poly Music Department also serves as a cultural center for both the university and the community through a program of public performances by student and faculty groups and through clinics, workshops, concerts, and lectures by outstanding individuals from outside the university. Acceptance into the music major program requires a demonstrated ability on an instrument, in voice, or other musical media, such as music composition or sound design.

tus. The Petrie School enables students to study with attentive and professionally recognized faculty as they develop their unique voices through a cross-disciplinary approach to learning.

(773) 325-7444 FAX: (773) 325-7263 musicadmissions@depaul.edu http://music.depaul.edu

DePaul University School of Music 804 West Belden Ave. Chicago, IL 60614 Ross Beacraft

DePaul University School of Music offers students the unique opportunity

Converse College Petrie School of Music 580 East Main St. Spartanburg, SC 29302 (864) 596-9040 FAX: (864) 596-9225 admission@converse.edu www.converse.edu

Degrees offered: Bachelor of Music in Performance, Music Education, Music Therapy, History/Musi- cology, Theory, and Composition Bachelor of Arts in Music Master of Music in Performance and Music Education Founded upon the conviction that “the well-being of any country depends much upon the culture of her women” and compelled by the Founder’s vision to “enable students to see clearly, decide wisely and act justly,” Converse has been a pioneer in women’s education for more than a century. Throughout her history, Converse has offered a liberal arts education within a residential environment. Today, innovative programs for graduate and advanced study complement the undergraduate program. Converse is home to the Carroll McDaniel Petrie School of Music, the nation’s only comprehensive professional school of music within a liberal arts college for women and the first women’s college to achieve Steinway School staSBO College Search & Career Guide 2013 51

[Colleges | Universities] to study with faculty that are not only experienced and admired educators, but are some of the world’s finest and most respected conductors, composers, performers and recording artists. Approximately 400 music majors work toward degrees in performance, jazz studies, music education, composition, sound recording technology (SRT), and performing arts management (PAM) with a faculty drawn from members of the Chicago Symphony, Lyric Opera and Chicago’s major jazz and chamber musicians. Students perform in symphony and chamber orchestra, wind ensemble & symphony, several choirs, three large jazz ensembles, three annual opera productions, and numerous chamber ensembles. Music education majors student-teach at the elementary, middle, and high school levels during their junior and senior year. SRT and PAM majors participate in internships with major Chicago-based companies in their chosen field. Many of our PAM, music education, and SRT graduates secure full-time employment in their field of study within a year of graduation, and many of our performance majors have gone on to successful careers performing with the Chicago Symphony, Metropolitan Opera, and Berlin Philharmonic, to name a few.

Drew University Music Department 36 Madison Ave. Madison, NJ 07940 (973) 408-3470 tweston@drew.edu www.drew.edu/music/

Gettysburg College Sunderman Conservatory of Music 300 N. Washington Street Gettysburg, PA 17325 (717) 337-6815 tbowers@gettysburg.edu www.gettysburg.edu/sunderman_ conservatory

Degrees offered: Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Science in Music Education, Bachelor of Arts in Music The Sunderman Conservatory combines superb comprehensive undergraduate musical training and Gettysburg College’s strength as one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges. The traditions of classical music, jazz and world musics work side-by-side in a challenging course of study. Our exceptional faculty of artists and scholars are ready to 52

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lead students on an experiential journey through intensive study of theory, history and aural skills. Students will also learn to conduct ensembles, accomplish meaningful research, and improve artistic skill as a soloist, chamber musician and large ensemble performer. Graduates go on to rewarding careers as arts administrators, composers, teachers and performers.

Jacobs School of Music Office of Music Admissions and Financial Aid 1201 E. Third Street Bloomington, IN 47405 (812) 855-7998 FAX: (812) 856-6086 musicadm@indiana.edu www.music.indiana.edu

Degrees: Bachelor of Music (BM), Bachelor of Music Education (BME), Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Science in an Outside field (BSOF), Master of Music (MM), Master of Music Education (MME), Master of Science (MS), Master of Arts (MA), Master of Arts in Musicology/ Master of Library Science (MA/MLS), Master of Music in Music Theory/Master of Library Science (MM/ MLS), Doctor of Music (DM), Doctor of Music Education (DME), Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Performer Diploma, Artist Diploma. As one of the most comprehensive and acclaimed institutions for study of music, the IU Jacobs School of Music has been ranked first in the nation by Change magazine, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and U.S. News and World Report. As such it plays a key role in educating performers, scholars, dancers, and music educators who influence performance and education around the globe. The 170 full-time faculty members in residence at the Jacobs School include internationally celebrated performers, scholars, and teachers who are dedicated to mentoring the next generation of music leaders. The more than 1,600 students from all 50 states and 55 countries outside the United States who study at the Jacobs School benefit from the intensity and focus of a conservatory combined with the broad academic offerings of a major university. With more than 1,100 performances each year - including seven operas and three ballets the variety and number of performance

opportunities are unparalleled in college music study. The school’s facilities include five buildings located in the heart of the IU Bloomington Campus; among them an opera house, outstanding recital halls, 200 practice rooms, choral and instrumental rehearsal rooms, and more than 100 offices and studios. Audition and Interview Weekends: January 11-12, 2013 February 1-2, 2013 March 1-2, 2013 Additional Audition dates (for Ballet only): Friday, November 30, 2012 Friday, March 22, 2013

Jackson State University

Department of Music P.O. Box 17055 Jackson, MS 39217 Dr. Russell Thomas Jr., Interim Chair (601) 979-2141 FAX: (601) 979-2568 Russell.thomas@jsums.edu www.jsums.edu Jackson State University, Mississippi’s comprehensive, urban university, is the fourth largest institution in the state. JSU is one of America’s leading HBCUs and has become an increasingly diverse institution offering a myriad of opportunities for personal growth and achievement. The Department of Music seeks to provide opportunities to develop high-level skills in performance, theoretical principles of music and teaching techniques, which are essential to the careers of professional musicians and music educators. With a tradition of innovation and excellence in music education and exciting new degree programs, the department is committed to maintaining a rich learning environment and to preparing its graduates to assume leadership roles in the arts. The department offers the BME, BM (Performance, Music Technology), and the MME. A minor is also available. The department has numerous ensembles that are excellent in band, orchestral, opera, choral, and jazz performance including its famous marching band, the “Sonic Boom of the South”. Scholarships and assistantships are available. The department is a fully accredited member of NASM with seventeen full-time and four part-time faculty. An outstanding curriculum, a distinguished faculty, modern facilities including a new Pro-Tools recording studio and technology laboratory and a commitment to excellence best describe Music at Jackson State University.

[Colleges | Universities] Lamar University

Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music P.O. Box 10044 Beaumont, TX 77710 Kurt A. Gilman (409) 880-8144 FAX: (409) 880-8143 kurt.gilman@lamar.edu www.lamar.edu Degrees: B.A., B.M., M.M. The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music at Lamar University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in music. Undergraduate areas of study include music education, performance, composition and music business. The department offers the Master of Music with tracks in both music education and performance and is a fully accredited member of NASM. The Department consists of 15 full-time and 15 part-time faculty. The university is located in Beaumont, Texas, a vibrant community of approximately 200,000 located 90 miles from Houston. The college population is approximately 15,000. Lamar has newly developed residence halls and dining facilities and is a great place to begin your study of music.

Lamont School of Music University of Denver

Newman Center for the Performing Arts 2344 E. Iliff Ave. Denver, CO 80208 (303) 871-6400 FAX: (303) 871-6382 www.du.edu/lamont Bachelor of Music (BM) Bachelor of Music (BM) in Composition, Bachelor of Music (BM) in Recording and Production, Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies and Commercial Music (BMJSCM) Bachelor of Arts (BA) Master of Music with emphases in Composition, Jazz, Performance (all), Piano Pedagogy and Suzuki Pedagogy (MM) Master of Arts with emphases in Music Theory and Musicology (MA) Artist Diploma, Certificate. The Lamont School of Music is widely recognized as a premiere university music school with a long-standing tradition of excellence. It boasts one of the most beautiful and complete music facilities in the world: the Newman Center for the Performing Arts. When you look inside the building, you will find what truly makes Lamont one of the great music schools in the country: our faculty and students. The Lamont faculty is a distinguished

group of internationally recognized artist performers, teachers and scholars who maintain active careers in performing, composing, researching and scholarly activity. They are second to none in their ability to mentor, educate and nurture students. By educating the whole student, Lamont graduates many professional artists each year. As a student, you will most certainly find our environment to be both demanding and supportive—a balance that

catapults today’s students into tomorrow’s musical leaders.

Loyola Marymount University Department of Music Burns Fine Arts Center 1 LMU Drive MS-8347 Los Angeles, CA 90045 (310) 338-5386 FAX: (310) 338-6046 lmumusic@lmu.edu www.cfa.lmu.edu/music

It’s your education. Express yourself. At Colorado State University training takes place in one of the finest teaching and performance venues in the nation, the exquisite University Center for the Arts. The vibrant learning environment fosters creativity and growth, while high standards of scholarship and performance are cultivated. Work alongside a dynamic faculty and dedicated students, developing knowledge and skills to excel in a variety of fields. CSU offers undergraduate music degrees in general music, education, performance, therapy, and composition, with new programs in jazz studies, and arts leadership and administration. Scholarships are available.

Specialized Master’s opportunities: l Graduate Assistantships l Opera Fort Collins Apprentice Artist Program l Graduate String Quartet Program l Online programs, with annual two-week summer residency seminars, in Conducting, Kodály, and Music Therapy. online.colostate.edu Direct response card in this guide.

Info & Audition Dates: music.colostate.edu

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[Colleges | Universities] The Department of Music at Loyola Marymount University provides quality instruction for students wishing to pursue a career in music or for those seeking a musically enriched undergraduate experience through non-career-oriented study and performance. The department offers the bachelor of arts in music degree, which features concentrations in Instrumental Studies, Vocal Studies, Music History, Theory and Composition, Ethnomusicology, Instrumental Conducting, and Choral Conducting. The B.A. degree serves as an excellent foundation for advanced, graduate studies in these areas as well as musicology, music librarianship, music management, and pedagogy-oriented private teaching. Applied instrumental and vocal lessons are taught by world-class artist faculty Departmental ensembles include three choruses, the Sinatra Opera Workshop, Balinese gamelan, Ghanaian drum and xylophone consorts, string orchestra, string quartet, guitar ensembles, and other small chamber groups. In addition to meeting all general university admissions requirements, students intending either to major or minor in music must audition to be admitted to the department. The Department of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Loyola University

New Orleans College of Music and Fine Arts 6363 St. Charles Ave., Box 18 New Orleans, LA 70118 admit@loyno.edu www.loyno.edu

Mannes College The New School for Music

150 W. 85th St. New York, N.Y. 10024 Georgia Schmitt, Director of Admission (212) 580-0210 ext. 4862 FAX: (212) 580-1738 mannesadmissions@newschool.edu www.newschool.edu/mannes B.M. - Bachelor of Music B.S. - Bachelor of Science U.D.P.L. - Undergraduate Diploma M.M. - Master of Music P.D.P.L. - Professional Diploma Mannes College The New School for Music, with just 300 students, is a highly selective, intimate academic community with outsized benefits. With a studentfaculty ratio of only 2:1, Mannes students 54

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receive close personal mentorship and guidance from their teachers. As part of The New School -- a university based in Manhattan with a total student population of 10,500 undergraduates and graduate students -- Mannes offers its students a wide variety of educational options. Undergraduate performance concentrations include violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, voice, piano, harpsichord, and guitar. Non-performance concentrations are: orchestral conducting, and composition. The Mannes faculty includes internationally-known artists, scholars, and educators with diverse backgrounds, including concert artists, chamber musicians, successful freelancers, established composers, and members of organizations such as the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New York City Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. A hallmark of the Mannes educational approach is its signature Techniques of Music Program, which includes rigorous instruction in ear-training, sightsinging, dictation, keyboard harmony, score reading, theory, and musical analysis. Students in bachelor’s degree programs are also required to take classes in areas pertinent to classical music, such as music history, English composition, art history, literature, foreign languages, and humanities. Mannes’ urban campus, in the residential Upper West Side of Manhattan, enables students to partake in the New York scene. The school is walking distance from Central Park, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the American Museum of Natural History, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Students can attend performances -- often for free or at a discount -- at legendary New York venues such as Avery Fisher Hall, the Metropolitan Opera, the 92nd Street Y, and Merkin Concert Hall.

Miami Dade College Wolfson Campus 300 N.E. 2nd Avenue Miami, FL 33132 Dr. Michael Di Liddo (305) 237-3930 FAX: (305) 237-3830 mdiliddo@mdc.edu www.mdc.edu/wolfson/arts

Jazz at Wolfson Presents: http://www. mdc.edu/main/jazzatwolfsonpresents/ Strategically located Downtown, Miami Dade College’s Wolfson campus provides an accessible, affordable, highquality education by keeping the learner’s needs at the center of its dynamic, multicultural community. The Music Program offers studies in instrumental jazz and classical music as well as opera productions, gospel choir, and chamber music. Our majors are regularly featured in class-based recitals, community programs and international cultural events. Our faculty, many of whom hold the highest academic degrees in their fields, employ teaching strategies that develop conceptual and technical capabilities, which empower their students to function in a rapidly changing world. Students in the jazz program can participate in five small groups and a big band, along with classes in jazz improvisation and arranging. Private jazz lessons are also offered in trumpet, saxophone, trombone, guitar, piano, bass and drums. As an adjunct to the campus’ jazz education, students are presented monthly jazz concerts and workshops that feature celebrated and emerging jazz artists. The Jazz at Wolfson Presents Visiting Artist Series is currently in its fifteen season. Past artists include Jamey Aebersold, Eric Alexander, Gary Campbell, John Fedchock, Danny Gottlieb, Antonio Hart, David Hazeltine, Andy LaVerne, James Moody, Adam Nussbaum, Rufus Reid, Terell Stafford, Mike Stern, Ira Sullivan, and Bobby Watson. Agreement with Berklee College of Music: Students that successfully graduate from MDC with and Associate of Arts (AA) degree are eligible to transfer their first two years to BCM. The agreement requires a jazz based curriculum that is offered at the Wolfson Campus. For further information, please see http://www. mdc.edu/asa/documents/AA_Berklee.pdf

Morehead State University

Department of Music, Theatre & Dance Baird Music Hall 106 Morehead, KY 40351 Dr. Donald Grant (606) 783-2473 FAX: (606) 783-5447 mtd@moreheadstate.edu www.moreheadstate.edu/mtd

The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music 55 West 13th Street, 6th Floor New York, NY 10011

[Colleges | Universities] Georgia Schmitt, Director of Admission (212) 580-0210 ext. 4862 FAX: (212) 580-1738 jazzadmissions@newschool.edu www.newschool.edu/jazz

Undergraduate programs: • B.M. in Instrumental Performance (classical or jazz) • B.M. in Music Business • B.M. in Music Education • B.M. in Music Technology • B.M. in Piano Performance • B.M. in Teaching Music, All Grades • B.M. in Theory and Composition • B.M. in Vocal Performance (classical voice and music theatre)

B.F.A. –Jazz Performance B.A./B.F.A.- Liberal Arts and Jazz Performance Learn jazz by living it in the heart of Greenwich Village. At The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, your mentors are 70 of New York City’s leading musicians and your classmates are promising young players from across the country and around the globe. Students in the program study, jam, and gig with top-notch players and connect with legendary performers and music industry luminaries. With more than 230 core and private lesson instructors, the college’s faculty list is a who’s who of players on today’s New York jazz scene. Performance is an essential part of your education, and the program produces hundreds of performances every year— at school and in public venues throughout New York City. The ultimate proof of the program’s success is heard in the musical voices of an established generation of alumni—from jazz greats Brad Mehldau and Robert Glasper, to hip hop violinist Miri Ben-Ari, to Greg Kurstin of The Bird and The Bee. The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music awards a Bachelor of Fine Arts. A five-year dual-degree BA/BFA option is also available in conjunction with Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts. Find out more at www.newschool.edu/jazz.

New York University, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development Music and Performing Art Professions 35 West 4th Street, Suite 777 New York, NY 10012 Robert Rowe, Director Contact: Dr. Paul Horan (212) 998-5424 FAX: (212) 995-4043 pgh1@nyu.edu www.steinhardt.nyu.edu/studymusic-2012

Facilities/resources include the Frederick Loewe Theatre, two recital rooms, the Black Box Theatre, practice rooms, ensemble rehearsal rooms, teaching studios, computer music and recording studios including the state-of-the-art James L. Dolan Music Recording Studio, and Village Records. Additional performance facilities at the Kimmel Center for University Life.

Northwestern University Bienen School of Music 711 Elgin Road Evanston, IL 60208-1200 (847) 491-3141 FAX: (847) 467-7440 musiclife@northwestern.edu www.music.northwestern.edu

Because one size does not fit all, Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music offers a wide range of degree options

Undergraduate Programs Jazz/Commercial Music Mus.B. C O N C E N T R A T I O N S :

• Audio Recording Technology • Composition/Songwriting • Music Business • Music Teacher Education • Musical Theatre • Music Performance

Graduate Programs Master of Music M.M. Doctor of Musical Arts D.M.A.

C O N C E N T R A T I O N S :

The Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions offers the finest professional training combined with the academic excellence of an internationally recognized university. Our programs share a spirit of openness and innovation that encourages the pursuit of high artistic goals enriched by the world of interdisciplinary ideas. Study with acclaimed artists, composers, scholars, and industry leaders in the performing arts capital of the world – New York City. Participate in performance ensembles, composer forums, mainstage and workshop music theatre and opera productions, or intern at leading record companies, publishing houses, and concert management and public relations firms. Study music abroad.

• Composition/Arranging • Choral Conducting • Music History • Music Teacher Education • Music Technology • Music Performance

Music Scholarships Available! We offer High School, Undergraduate and Graduate Summer Programs.

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[Colleges | Universities] that can be tailored to students’ particular interests. The school’s variety of flexible degree programs and minors, plus the rich course work available throughout the University, allow students to craft a unique and meaningful educational experience. The school offers three undergraduate degree programs: bachelor of music, a conservatory-level curriculum focusing on the performance and study of music; bachelor of arts, a liberal arts degree with less emphasis on performance; and dual bachelor’s degrees, for students with exceptionally strong interests in music and another field, providing the opportunity to earn two separate degrees in five years. Students may major in piano, strings, voice, winds and percussion, jazz, music cognition, music composition, music education, musicology, music technology, and music theory. The ad hoc (selfdesigned) major, unique among major US music schools, offers another option for students whose interests fall outside the school’s standard offerings. An interdisciplinary program of six to nine courses (beyond those for the major) qualifies students for a minor. Options include arts administration, commercial music, jazz studies, music cognition, music composition, music criticism, musicology, music technology, and music theory.

Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University 1 East Mount Vernon Place Baltimore, MD 21202 (410) 234-4848 FAX: (410) 659-8102 admissions@peabody.jhu.edu www.peabody.jhu.edu/admissions

Bachelor of Music (BM); Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA); Master of Arts (MA); Master of Music (MM); Graduate Performance Diploma (GPD) Located in the heart of Baltimore’s Mount Vernon Cultural District, the Peabody Conservatory was founded in 1857 as America’s first academy of music. Today, Peabody boasts a preeminent faculty, a nurturing, collaborative learning environment, and the academic resources of one of the nation’s leading universities, Johns Hopkins. Peabody’s teachers and alumni appear as soloists and recitalists across the country and around the world, conduct workshops, lecture in colleges and universities, make recordings, and serve as jurists for 56

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international competitions from Texas to Tokyo. Its graduates are active in orchestras, in arts organizations, and as teachers at all levels from precollege through postgraduate education. Among its most illustrious alumni are pianist Andre Watts, vocalists James Morris and Richard Cassilly of the Metropolitan Opera, and the Pulitzer Prize–winning composer Dominick Argento. The Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, with seating for 695, combines modern technical facilities with its resplendent historic architecture. The Conservatory’s other performance halls are Leith Symington Griswold Hall, a renovated concert and rehearsal space with a seating capacity of 150 and a Holtkamp concert organ; the 95-seat Cohen-Davison Family Theatre; and Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Hall, the facility for many Conservatory repertory classes and recitals.

Samford University School of the Arts 800 Lakeshore Drive Birmingham, AL 35229 Lauren McKenzie, Arts Recruiter Phone: (205) 726-4524 Fax: (205) 726-2165 arts@samford.edu www.samford.edu/arts

San José State University School of Music and Dance One Washington Square San José, CA 95192-0095 (408) 924-4673 FAX: (408) 924-4773 music@email.sjsu.edu www.music.sjsu.edu

Snow College

150 East College Ave. Ephraim, UT 84627 Steve Meredith, Music Chair, Dir. of Choirs, Voice, Theory (435) 283-7469 FAX: (435) 283-7479 steve.meredith@snow.edu http://www.snow.edu/music

The Horne School of Music at Snow College was recently awarded the first 4 -year degree in school history: A Bachelor of Music degree in Commercial Music. Geared toward preparing students to work in the contemporary music industry. The new degree combines the musical rigor of a Bachelor of Music degree with training in Music business

and entrepreneurship, and opportunities for student internships through the Merrill Osmond Music Entrepreneurship Center. The thirty music faculty members at Snow College are graduates of some of the finest music schools in the world. Our unique collaboration with the Juilliard School’s jazz program provides students with access to prestigious artists in residence each academic year. Musicians at Snow College study in the beautiful Eccles Center for the Performing Arts. This facility houses the Jorgensen Concert Hall, which is renown for its acoustic excellence. Snow College is proud to be an All-Steinway School. Opportunity for growth is a hallmark of the music program at Snow College. Our students leave us with many more options than they had when they arrived. The Horne School of Music features a full slate of ensemble opportunities. Snow’s location in scenic, rural Utah is ideal for musicians who are serious about success.

Stetson University 421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8399 DeLand, FL 32723 Camille Tolley (386) 822-8970 FAX: (386) 822-8948 ctolley@stetson.edu www.stetson.edu/music

The School of Music, regarded as one of the finest undergraduate-only professional schools of music in the U.S., maintains a student-to-faculty ratio of 6:1 for 200-plus music majors on a beautiful campus with an enrollment of more than 2,230 undergraduate students. Distinctive artist-scholar faculty provide academic rigor and collaborative support to prepare graduates with degrees in performance, music education, theory, composition, music technology, and music with any outside emphasis (including business) for top-level graduate study and careers in the profession. Students excel in exploring diverse and excellent performance opportunities while immersed in an inspired professional education. Competitive talent awards are available to music majors and elective students.

Stony Brook University

Department of Music Stony Brook, NY 11794 Dr. Sheila Silver, Director of Undergraduate Studies Dr. Joanna Kaczorowska, Associate Di-

[Colleges | Universities] rector of Undergraduate Studies Dr. Judith Lochhead, Chairperson of Music (631) 632-7330 FAX: (631) 632-7404 sheila.silver@stonybrook.edu www.stonybrook.edu/music

Syracuse University

College of Visual and Performing Arts Setnor School of Music 215 Crouse College Dr. Patrick M. Jones, Director Amy M. Mertz, Assistant Director for Admissions and Community Programs (315) 443-2769 admissu@syr.edu vpa.syr.edu/music The Setnor School of Music at Syracuse University is a comprehensive, professional music school within a major, culturally rich research university. During your time at Setnor you will have the opportunity to learn from active professionals in the field, interact with guest artists, participate in local, national and international internships, and study

in our unique study abroad programs. Setnor offers bachelor of music degrees in music education, composition, and performance. Our cutting-edge music and entertainment industries programs include both bachelor of music and bachelor of science degrees. Finally, for those who wish to pursue a broad, and more customized program, we offer a bachelor of arts in music. Through numerous ensemble offerings such as the Symphony Orchestra, University Singers, Wind Ensemble, Brazilian Ensemble and Pride of the Orange Marching Band, partnerships with area music ensembles, and world-wide connections to the music industry, the Setnor School strives to help you prepare for a portfolio music career while honing your skills and deepening your knowledge through rigorous and relevant classes and experiences. Graduates of the Setnor School have gone on to become leaders in the music and entertainment industries, professional composers and performers, and educators at the primary, secondary and college levels. To learn more, please visit us at vpa.syr.edu/music.

Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance 2001 N 13th Street Philadelphia, PA 19122 Kristi Morgridge (215) 204-6810 (215) 204-4957 music@temple.edu www.temple.edu/boyer

Degree Programs: BM: Jazz Arranging/Composition BM: Jazz Performance (Instrumental, Keyboard or Vocal) BM: Music Composition BM: Music Education BM: Music Education with Jazz Studies Component BM: Music History BM: Music Theory BM: Music Therapy BM: Music Therapy with Jazz Studies Component

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[Colleges | Universities] BM: Performance (Instrumental, Keyboard or Vocal) BS: Music MM: Choral Conducting MM: Music Composition MM: Music Education MM: Music History MM: Music Theory MM: Opera MM: Performance (Instrumental, Keyboard, Voice) MM: Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music MM: Piano Accompanying and Opera Coaching MM: Piano Pedagogy MM: String Pedagogy MMT: Music Therapy DMA: Composition DMA: Performance (Instrumental, Keyboard, Voice) PhD: Music Education PhD: Music Therapy Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance offers professional training within the context of a modern research university. Students enjoy challenging and diverse curriculums and excellent performing opportunities in Philadelphia, a city with a distinguished history of musical excellence. Boyer graduates have gone on to rewarding careers as music professionals, researchers, educators, and members of major symphony orchestras and opera companies throughout the United States and abroad. In addition, many of our graduates are in leadership positions and teaching at the leading colleges and universities throughout the country.

Troy University

John M. Long School of Music University Ave. Troy, AL 36082 Dr. Larry Blocher (334) 670-3322 FAX: (334) 670-3858 music@troy.edu www.music.troy.edu The John M. Long School of Music at Troy University is a vital part of a dynamic, global university. Focusing on musical excellence in the classroom and in the performance arena, the School of Music is committed to helping students become competent, caring music education professionals. From the “Sound of the South” to the “sounds” coming from classrooms, recording studios, and performance halls across the country and around the world, the School of Music at Troy University continues its tradition of making a difference, one student at a time. 58

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The University of Arizona School of Music P.O. Box 210004 1017 North Olive Road Tucson, Arizona 85721-0004 Rex A. Woods, Director (520) 621-1655 FAX: (520) 621-8118 www.music.arizona.edu

The University of the Arts

School of Music Office of Admission 320 South Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19102 Anthony Padilla, Assoc. Vice President for Enrollment Management and Dean of Admissions (215) 717-6049 FAX: (215)717-6045 admissions@uarts.edu www.uarts.edu

Jazz and American contemporary music are the foundations of the University of the Arts’ School of Music. You’ll have private lessons with top musicians and composers, and perform in any of our 50 ensembles—nationally recognized big bands, an innovative bucket-drumming ensemble, a 110-voice chorus, a Brazilian samba band, a rock and jazz fusion ensemble, and small jazz groups. Our programs are firmly rooted in jazz, but we embrace all music — from Count Basie to Chick Corea, be-bop to J.S Bach, rock to electronic music. Performing, composing, teaching, music business — explore it all in the center of a dynamic arts district, and take advantage of one of four different minor programs and study-abroad opportunities. UArts students improvise and collaborate with each other and with faculty, building on a foundation that includes theory, musicianship, history, music and recording technology, music business, the liberal arts, and entrepreneurial activities. You’ll discover, challenge and change as you develop as a creative individual prepared to take the next step in your exciting career.

University of Dayton Department of Music 300 College Park

Dayton, Ohio 45469-0290 (937) 229-3936 Fax (937) 229-3916 musadms@udayton.edu go.udayton.edu/music There are many opportunities for creative expression through musical performance at the University of Dayton. We offer ensembles in diverse fields of music performance -- from jazz to gospel to master works and world music. Classes and ensembles are open to students in all majors who wish to keep music in their lives. The University of Dayton is a toptier Catholic university that believes in the search for knowledge, the strength of community and the development of the whole person. These values are integrated into music degree programs. Degrees offered include the Bachelor of Music, with majors in performance, composition, music therapy or music education; and the Bachelor of Arts, with concentrations in Jazz Studies and Music Studies. UD’s music faculty includes over 50 music professionals whose active musical involvement in the Dayton area and throughout the United States will enrich your own understanding of the current landscape of the performing arts, of music education, and of music therapy. The Department of Music is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The music therapy degree is approved by the American Music Therapy Association. The music education degree is licensed by the State of Ohio.

University of Delaware Department of Music 100 Orchard Rd. Amstel Avenue and Orchard Rd. Newark, DE 19716-2560 (302) 831-8426 FAX: (302) 831-3589 UD-Music@udel.edu www.music.udel.edu BMAS, BAAS Undergraduate and Graduate degree programs, instrumental/vocal. Bachelor of Music in Applied Music, Music Education, Composition, Music History and Literature or Theory. Bachelor of Arts in Music also with Music Management Concentration and a 5 1/2 year plan for continuing on to an MBA in music management. Master of Music in Performance, Teaching or Composition.

[Colleges | Universities] University of Illinois at Chicago

Department of Theatre and Music 1040 West Harrison St. MC 255 Chicago, IL 60607 (312) 996-2977 FAX: 312-996-0954 www.theatreandmusic.aa.uic.edu Degrees: BA with concentration in Performance, Jazz Studies or Theory and Literature (BM offered beginning 2013) UIC’s competitive Music Program provides innovative and rigorous academic- and performance-based music programs in the heart of Chicago at one of the nation’s leading research institutions. UIC Music offers conservatorystyle training in piano, voice, and all orchestral and band instruments with faculty who engage students in a range of professional practices including collaborations with master artists, professional ensembles, and with other cultural institutions in Chicago and beyond. The distinguished faculty features Professor Michael J. Anderson (Director of Choral and Vocal Studies), Orbert Davis (Jazz Studies), Marc Mellits (Composition), and Ruth Rosenberg (Ethnomusicology). Ensembles include concert band, string orchestra, jazz ensembles, five choirs, and chamber music. The campus is only minutes away from Chicago’s Lyric Opera, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, numerous jazz clubs, and the world-renowned Art Institute.

University of Illinois

School of Music Office of Music Admissions 1114 W Nevada Street Urbana, IL 61801 (217) 244-7899 FAX: (217) 244-4585 musicadmissions@illinois.edu www.music.illinois.edu National Audition Dates: January 10, 2013 – NYC On-Campus Audition Dates: January 18-19, 2013; February 1-2, 8-9, 2013; March 29, 2013 (Transfer only) Degrees: Bachelor of Music (BM), Bachelor of Music Education (BME), Bachelor of Arts (BA), Master of Music (MM), Master of Music Education (MME), Master of Music Education with Certification (M.M.E. with cert.),

Doctor of Philosophy in Musicology (Ph.D.), Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA), Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education, Artist Diploma. Consistently ranked as one of the finest American music schools, the University of Illinois School of Music offers students a comprehensive education and practical professional experience within the context of one of the nation’s leading research institutions. The nearly 100 faculty of the School of Music include internationally renowned performers, composers, and scholars who are dedicated to the professional success of their students. Over 800 music students from throughout the United States and abroad participate in dozens of large and small ensembles and have the opportunity to attend performances and master classes by pre-eminent visiting artists resulting in approximately 700 hundred events annually. The School of Music is housed in five buildings on the Urbana campus including the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, one of the finest facilities of its kind in the United States.

University of Louisville

School of Music Jamey Aebersold Jazz Studies Program Louisville, KY 40292 Toni Robinson Admissions (502) 852-1623 FAX: (502) 852-0520 gomusic@louisville.edu www.louisville.edu/music/jazz Degrees: B.A., B.M., and M.M. The University of Louisville School of Music is pleased to be the home of the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Studies Program. Established in 1985, the program was named for Mr. Aebersold in 2000. Mr. Aebersold, a retired faculty member, is one of the leading proponents of jazz education and largest publisher of jazz education materials in the world. Additionally, the School of Music has hosted the Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops since 1977. The Jamey Aebersold Jazz Studies Program is recognized throughout the nation and world for its commitment to quality and innovative programs. Jazz degrees include a Bachelor of Music with an Emphasis in Jazz Performance. This degree will offer students a complete undergraduate jazz experience. Our newest degree is a Bachelor of Music with an Emphasis in Music Therapy with an optional Concentration in Jazz, an excellent experience for any music therapy student who is interested in jazz. We also have a Bachelor

of Arts with an Emphasis in Jazz Studies. This degree is designed for the student interested in a diverse educational experience while developing their jazz skills. Our Master’s degrees include a Master of Music with a Concentration in Jazz Performance and Master of Music with a Concentration in Jazz Composition and Arranging. Each gives the student a focused jazz experience in the Master’s setting. Scholarship assistance is available for graduate and undergraduate students wishing to focus their study in jazz. The program features extended residencies by leading jazz artists, international travel and student exchanges. The prestigious faculty includes Professor John La Barbera, an alumnus of the Buddy Rich Band and national figure among active jazz composers and arrangers, recently receiving a Grammy nomination for his recording On The Wild Side; saxophonist and Fulbright Senior Specialist Michael Tracy, who is Director of the Jamey Aebersold Jazz Studies Program, Professor of Music and the author of Jazz Piano Voicings for the NonPianist and co-author of Pocket Changes and Pocket Changes II; Professor Jerry Tolson (saxophonist and vocalist), who performs regionally and is an active composer/arranger; trumpeter Dr. Anysn Banks (Assistant Professor) is a gifted instrumentalist and educator specializing in trumpet pedagogy; and pianist/ bassist Chris Fitzgerald, an extraordinary performer, composer and educator. Additional faculty include Tyrone Wheeler, lecturer of jazz bass who is known for his work with numerous local and regional groups and can be heard on numerous Jamey Aebersold Play-Along CDs; pianist Jim Connerley, an outstanding performer and educator; Craig Wagner, a fantastic guitarist who is at home playing contemporary and traditional jazz styles; and drummer Jason Tiemann, an exceptional performer with extensive teaching experience. In addition, each of the faculty are active regionally, nationally, and internationally as educators, adjudicators, and performers in such recognized workshops as the Skidmore Jazz Institute and the Aebersold Summer Jazz Workshops.

University of New Orleans Department of Music New Orleans, LA 70148 Dr. Robin Williams, Chair (504) 280-6381 FAX: (504) 280-6098 E-mail: mbowen2@uno.edu www.music.uno.edu/ Degrees: B.A., M.M. SBO College Search & Career Guide 2013 59

[Colleges | Universities] The Music Department at the University of New Orleans offers a B.A. in music with emphasis in Jazz Studies and Music Studies, and an M.M. in Jazz Studies. UNO’s accredited programs are designed to prepare students for successful musical careers. All programs build sound musicianship and academic discipline, and share a core curriculum to ensure each student acquires a solid foundation in the fundamental principles of theory and history. A low faculty-to- student ratio and tradition of camaraderie among the student body contributes to the quality of the UNO experience. Music students enjoy unique opportunities to develop professional skills in one of the world’s most vibrant musical communities. The Jazz Studies program, a UNO Center of Excellence, claims some of the world’s top performers as alumni. Students regularly perform with and learn from master musicians. Music Studies offers educational and career opportunities for both the performing artist and those interested in related fields such as sound engineering, marketing and entertainment business.

University of North Florida

Department of Music 1 UNF Drive Jacksonville, FL 32224 Dr. Gordon R. Brock, Chair Bunky Green, Director of Jazz Studies (904) 620-2961 FAX: (904) 620-2568 lscott@unf.edu www.unf.edu/coas/music

Degrees: Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance with concentrations in Voice, Piano, Piano Pedagogy, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, and Strings as well as a B.M. in Jazz Studies and a Bachelor of Music Education degree. The University of North Florida has elevated its Music Program to the elite Flagship status. Throughout the next several years, the University will invest time, talent and funding as it strives to enhance its already stellar reputation nationally and internationally. Home to one of the most recognized performance-based music programs in the country, UNF’s Music Flagship Program places an emphasis on 60

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American Music taught by dedicated faculty members who are recognized artist/ practitioners in their fields. The countless awards and endorsements that the Department has received and continues to receive is testament to the caliber of the UNF Music Flagship Program as one of the very best anywhere. UNF’s Music Flagship Program is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

University of North Texas

College of Music 1155 Union Circle #311367 Denton, Texas 76203-5017 James C. Scott, Dean John C. Scott, Associate Dean for Admissions (940) 565-2791 FAX: (940) 565-2002 www.music.unt.edu Degrees: Bachelor of Music in Performance, Music Education, Jazz Studies, Music Theory, Piano Pedagogy, and Composition. Bachelor of Arts. Master of Music in Performance, Music Education, Jazz Studies, Musicology, Music Theory, and Conducting. Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance, Jazz Studies and Conducting. PhD in Musicology, Theory, Music Education, and Composition. Additional graduate related fields available in opera, early music, accompanying, sacred music, vocal pedagogy, contemporary music, music and medicine, etc. Graduate Artist Certificate in Music Performance. With more than 1650 music majors, the College supports more than 40 musical ensembles including both vocal and instrumental early music, new music ensembles, and such ethnic ensembles as mariachi, Balinese gamelan, African drumming and dancing, and other world music percussion groups Nearly 1000 events each year include choral, band, orchestra, opera, chamber music, solo recitals, guest artists, master classes and lectures. Facilities include more than 300 practice rooms, seven performance halls, classrooms and rehearsal spaces, computer labs, and one of the most extensive music libraries in the United States. Beyond the diversity represented within the State of Texas, 27% of our students come from other states and 13% from about 30 foreign countries. Graduates hold positions in areas including major orchestras, opera companies, professional bands, jazz groups, as music educators, conductors, as well as positions of influence in the arts and

business community. For audition dates and repertoire information, visit http://www.music.unt. edu/admissions.

University of West Florida Department of Music 11000 University Parkway Pensacola, FL 32514 Joseph T. Spaniola, Chair (850) 474-2147 FAX: (850) 474-3247 E-mail: jspaniola@uwf.edu Web site: www.uwf.edu/music

The University of West Florida, Department of Music located in the beautiful beach community of Pensacola, Florida offers a personalized education at the baccalaureate level equipping students to perform at professional levels and to think critically as musicians and educators. This personalized education is augmented by numerous performance and ensemble opportunities. The department sponsors musical performances both alone and in conjunction with the theatre and art departments to reach out to both the university and the community. With an emphasis on professional preparation, the Department of Music offers students the opportunity to develop musicianship through practical experience, relevant course work and close interaction with faculty. Welcoming students with quality instruction, unique programs and special events, the Department of Music has six full-time and sixteen part-time nationally and internationally acclaimed instructors, who are all active as professional performers, directors, composers and clinicians. Over 150 students participate in UWF Bands, Choirs, Jazz Ensembles, Orchestras and Chamber Ensembles. The department currently serves 90 majors and 30 minors in programs leading to a Bachelor of Music in Performance, or a Bachelor of Music Education (BME). The UWF Department of Music is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Additionally, the BME degree leads to Florida Department of Education professional certification in Music Education and is part of a National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) accredited Professional Education Unit.

USC Thornton School of Music Office of Admission LPB 200 (213) 740-8986 FAX: (213) 740-8995 uscmusic@usc.edu

[Colleges | Universities] Phillip M. Placenti, Assistant Dean of Student Affairs & Admission P J Woolston, Director of Admission Website: http://www.usc.edu/schools/music The USC Thornton School of Music brings together a stellar faculty chosen from a broad spectrum of the music profession and musically gifted students from around the globe. Founded in 1884, and today the oldest continually operating cultural institution in Los Angeles, the Thornton School consistently ranks among the nation’s top music schools and conservatories. Graduates of the school attain positions with major orchestras, ensembles, recording studios and music industry firms and perform on stages and in studios around the world. Blending the rigors of a traditional conservatory-style education with the benefits of studying at a leading research university, the Thornton School offers students a thorough music education in a real-world context. Students are offered a range of Academic Programs from Vocal to Instrumental, Music industry to Musicology. Located in at the center of Los Angeles, the school offers students real life experience in some of Thornton School’s most unique majors Scoring for Motion Pictures & Television and Popular Music. In addition to their work with these ensembles, Thornton students are a constant presence in local classrooms, reaching out to the next generation of musicians through music education and appreciation courses. With its faculty, its students, its events and its work, the Thornton School is one of the most important cultural resources in Los Angeles.

Valparaiso University

Department of Music Center for the Arts 1709 Chapel Drive Valparaiso, IN 46383 Joseph Bognar, DMA, Chair (219) 464-5454 FAX: (219) 464-5244 music@valpo.edu valpo.edu/music

West Chester University

College of Visual and Performing Arts School of Music West Chester, PA 19383 Dr. Timothy Blair, Dean (610) 436-2379 musicinfo@wcupa.edu www.wcupa.edu/CVPA/ Degrees: Bachelor of Music in Performance, Music Education, Jazz Studies, Music Theory and Composition, and Music with an Outside Field. Mas-

ter of Music in Performance, Music Education, Music Theory and Composition, Music History, Piano Pedagogy, and Conducting. Additional graduate certificate programs are available in Kodaly Methodology, Orff-Shulwerk, Music Technology, and Piano Pedagogy. With more than 450 undergraduate music majors, the college supports more than 25 musical ensembles and hosts over 200 musical events each year. Our events include: orchestra, band, choral, opera, early music, jazz, electronic new music ensembles chamber music, solo recitals, guest artists, master classes and lectures. The new music building and performing arts facility was opened in January 2007. The facilities include 56 practice rooms, small ensemble practice rooms, recital hall, performance hall, state of the art classrooms and rehearsal spaces, computer labs, and a spacious on-site music library. Graduates hold positions of prominence in the arts and business community in music educations and administration, as conductors, and musicians in major orchestras, opera companies, professional bands, and jazz groups. For additional information, visit http://www.wcupa.edu/CVPA/

Wheaton College

Conservatory of Music 501 College Ave Wheaton, IL 60187 Dr. Michael Wilder, Dean (630) 752-5097 FAX: (630) 752-5341 music@wheaton.edu www.wheaton.edu/conservatory Degrees BM, BME, BA Wheaton College Conservatory offers six musically diverse degree programs grounded in the strength of classical tradition. Our 200 music majors study with over 50 highly respected professionals who approach their careers with the highest of musical excellence. Opportunities for solo and group performance – locally, nationally and internationally – abound. Five annual on campus competitions in solo, chamber and composition afford additional performance opportunities. Off-campus study options include Arts in London, and ten other programs through cooperation with the Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities. (www.bestsemester.com) Alumni pursue varied careers in opera and concert music (Stephen Morscheck, Sylvia McNair, and Wendy White), jazz (Deanna Witkowski), orchestral conducting (John Nelson), composition

(Marty O’Donnell, Halo video game soundtracks), and orchestral performance (Douglas Yeo, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Eric Carlson, Philadelphia Orchestra). In addition, alumni actively and successfully pursue careers in schools, churches, military and contemporary music venues all over the world. Just 25 miles from Chicago, and with a train stop right on campus, students take advantage of some of the finest music and theater venues in the world.

Willamette University Department of Music 900 State Street Salem, OR 97301 Professor Anita King, Chair (503) 370-6255 FAX: (503) 370-6260 wumusic@willamette.edu www.willamette.edu/cla/music

Degrees: BA in Music; BM in Performance; BM in Composition; BM in Music Education; BM in Improvisation in Contemporary Practice; Minor in Music; Minor in Arts & Technology The Willamette University music department offers students a program of rigorous and intensive training in specialized music disciplines combined with a balance of music core courses in theory, history and literature all within a broad spectrum of courses in other liberal arts disciplines. For the major and non-major alike, the department offers music study and performance through individual instruction, chamber music, large ensembles and general music courses, many of which meet the fine arts requirements of the University’s general education program. The Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center houses the 450-seat Jerry E. Hudson Concert Hall, a rehearsal hall, percussion studio, keyboard lab, faculty teaching studios, practice rooms and the music department administrative offices. The adjoining Smith Fine Arts Building houses rehearsal rooms, music classrooms, faculty studios, practice rooms, and the 1250 seat G. Herbert Smith Auditorium. A tracker-action organ is housed in Cone Chapel located in Waller Hall while Hudson Hall in the Rogers Center features a digital electronic organ. The music section of the University library contains a comprehensive and up-to-date collection of music scores, books, microfilm, CDs, videotapes, DVD’s and archival recordings. Ford Hall houses music production and recording studios, as well as the 15 station Digital Music Lab. A selection of band, orchestra and percussion instruments are available for loan to music students. SBO College Search & Career Guide 2013 61

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