|Field of Study:||Music Performance, General
|Description:||Our goal is to help our students become creative, entrepreneurial performers who are able to respect and understand the traditions of music while embracing future directions. The performance curriculum is centered around private applied lessons, masterclasses by resident and guest teachers, ensemble participation and a wide range of performance electives. There are extensive opportunities for solo, chamber music and small ensemble performance as well as specialized courses in performance styles and literature, pedagogy, languages, world music, conducting, jazz, performance skills and the business of music. We seek students with clearly defined talent in a performance area and the potential for future musical growth. Students begin their concentration in year one.
In the Classical Program, you may specialize on an instrument within the Brass, Strings or Woodwinds group or on Accordion, Guitar, Harp, Historic Instrument, Piano, Organ, Percussion, or Voice. In the Jazz Program, you may specialize on Double Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet and Voice.