There are many ways to become part of the School of Music community—become a music major or minor; audition to participate in one of our instrumental or vocal ensembles; take private or group lessons through the Community Music and Dance Academy; or simply enjoy one of our many student, faculty, or guest artist performances.

Musician’s recipe for success
  1. Start with internationally recognized faculty who excel as teachers, performers, and scholars.
  2. Add an assortment of outstanding ensemble and solo performance opportunities.
  3. Blend in a healthy dose of individual attention and resources. 
  4. Let your creativity, artistry, skills, and intellectual curiosity season for a period of time.
 And, voilà! You emerge fully prepared for a rewarding career and lifetime involvement in the wondrous world of music.

  • Ruben Miranda
    Ruben Miranda

    Student Spotlight

    As he prepares to graduate, student Ruben Miranda credits his faculty mentor, Dr. Alexander Lapins, for facilitating his success as a student, a teacher, and a leader.


  • Bach Mass in B Minor
    Bach Mass in B Minor

    Faculty Feature

    Congratulations to Dr. Tim Smith, Music Theory, recipient of a MERLOT Award for Exemplary Online Learning Resources. The award was in recognition of excellence in Dr. Smith's "Exploring J.S. Bach" project, specifically citing his study of Bach's Mass in B Minor study.

    The MERLOT Award (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Teaching Online) is “a free and open peer reviewed collection of online teaching and learning materials and faculty-developed services contributed and used by an international education community.”