The Department of Music offers students the opportunity to study with nationally and internationally recognized faculty while pursuing their undergraduate or graduate music degrees.
Undergraduate students may choose to pursue either a Bachelor of Arts Degree in music or a Bachelor of Music Degree.
Students choosing a career path in the Bachelor of Music Degree may specialize in one or more areas of
elective studies in Music Business
Master of Music students may pursue emphases in the following areas:
Graduate students who have completed an MA Degree or its equivalent have the opportunity to further develop their musical skills in a performance-intensive program culminating in a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Performance.
- Er-Gene Kahng, violin - area coordinator
- Josquin Larsen, viola
- Dominic Na, cello
- Michael Montgomery, double bass
All Majors must audition and be accepted into an applied faculty's private studio.
Violin, viola, and cello string candidates should be prepared to perform two works of contrasting styles that best represent the student's highest technical and musical achievement. A movement of solo Bach and a movement from a concerto or a short solo piece are recommended. At least one work from memory is recommended. Accompaniments are encouraged, but not required.
Double bass candidates should be prepared to perform two works of contrasting styles that best represent the student's highest technical and musical achievement. A movement from a Baroque sonata (such as Vivaldi, Marcello or Bach Gamba Sonatas), and a movement from a concerto or a short solo piece are recommended. Accompaniments are encouraged, but not required. At least one work from memory is recommended.
Because of limited space, each professor may only be able to accept a select number of students into their studio each year. Your preparation for the audition is vital to your success.
We look forward to hearing you play for us. Thank you for including us in your musical journey.
Graduate Auditions for Master of Music Degree or Certificate in Advanced Performance
The choice to pursue musical studies at the graduate level is an important decision in the continuing development of a musician’s skill. We welcome the opportunity to assist you and encourage you to make careful preparation for your audition/interview. This process is vital to your success.
Candidates should be prepared to perform four compositions from different style periods that demonstrate musical maturity and technique.
- One movement from a major concerto
- One movement from a major sonata
- A work (or movement of a work) composed before 1750
- One composition of the applicant's choice
(One of the works should be performed from memory, and one must be an unaccompanied work.)