Professors Boudreaux and Caldwell ; Associate Professor Armstrong (Department Chair) ; Senior Lecturers Engler, Kirkpatrick, and Kreider; Adjunct Lecturers Anderson, Andrews, Currie, Dix, Duree, Ensor, Fleming, Griffith, Horneff, Jenkins, Motter, Murray, Niles, Osifchin, Reider, Samb, Seligman, Sirois, Tung, and Weber.
Areas of particular teaching interest: Armstrong: music history, world music, early music; Boudreaux: choir, conducting, music history; Caldwell: theory and composition; Engler: voice and musical theatre; Kreider: piano and film music; Kirkpatrick: band, flute, chamber music, conducting.
The Music Department provides opportunities for both the major and non-major student to develop musical skills by offering courses for both disciplined growth and creative development. Faculty, students, and ensembles such as the College Choir, Band, Gospel Choir, Jazz Ensemble, and other performance ensembles regularly present recitals and concerts.
College policy limits the number of credit hours taken in vocal and instrumental ensembles such as MUE 1101-1129 to eight of the 128 hours required for graduation.
Other Educational Options in Music include a minor in Music and a teacher certification in Music (P-12, either choral or instrumental).
Music majors may graduate with honors if they fulfill the following requirements:
- Maintain a 3.50 GPA in all music courses.
- Complete a special project to be connected with the senior recital, which must produce a written document. This project may take the form of a lecture-recital, composition and/or arrangement (see Concentration in Theory and Composition), or a research paper.
- The student is required to work closely with an advisor on the project, and must formally declare the intent to pursue the project with that advisor and the Department Chair by the mid-terms of the semester before the semester of the recital. A formal proposal must be approved by the advisor and chair by the end of that semester. Interested students are encouraged to talk with their advisor about this as soon as possible.
Final decision regarding honors status will be based on an acceptable level of quality of the project as determined by the advisor and department chair.