The Department of Music is committed to providing the highest quality instruction in an environment that nurtures the intellectual and creative development of the individual. Our goal is to provide a complete and specialized music education to every student, regardless of his or her prior experience. Our classes are small, allowing us to offer an extraordinary level of personal attention to every individual.
Music students have the opportunity to perform in a wide variety of ensembles, including symphonic orchestra, symphonic band, jazz orchestra, steel drum band, opera workshop, choir, madrigal singers, vocal jazz, jazz combos, chamber groups, and more. Students and faculty collaborate regularly in performances, of which the music department presents more than 100 every year.
We offer private instruction in composition, voice, piano, guitar, and all orchestral instruments. Our highly qualified faculty members are active musicians and scholars with a broad range of collective expertise. Their specialties include music technology, world music, conducting, jazz, musicology, music education, and performance.