The music department is a community that values and cultivates the creation, performance, and critical study of the world's music.
Students majoring in music develop an integrated understanding of music in performance, creative work, and as cultural and historical expression.
Through its curriculum, concerts and recitals, master classes, guest lectures, residencies, and other public events, the music department leads the discourse that enriches College and community life.
Students study, practice, and perform in Booth Hall, Herrick Chapel, and Thorne Hall, with access to practice rooms, large and small performance venues, a well-equipped electronic music studio, and an outstanding music library.
NEWS: We are pleased to announce that Adam Schoenberg will be joining the Music Department faculty this fall as our new Assistant Professor of Composition. Find out more about Adam here: adamschoenberg.com
We are also pleased to announce that Dean Anderson will be joining the Department this fall as our new Director of Instrumental Activities. Find out more about Dean here: deananderson.org
Finally, the Music Department seeks to hire a part-time Voice Instructor to teach half-hour- and hour-long lessons to undergraduate voice students, from beginning to advanced. We are looking for an inspiring and knowledgeable pedagogue equipped with the following: a broad knowledge of vocal repertoire, from art song to musical theater to opera; thorough knowledge of vocal diction and the ability to teach it; a minimum of a Masters of Music in vocal performance and/or vocal pedagogy; a willingness to work with departmental colleagues; and an understanding of teaching music at a liberal arts college. In addition to teaching 13 lessons each semester, this person will be expected to do the following: prepare students for and adjudicate vocal juries at the end of each semester; work with their students who are Music majors (as well as with their academic advisors) on the development and preparation of junior and senior recital programs; and prepare students to perform on the “Music on a Friday Afternoon” recital series. Applicants should send a resumé/CV, including contact information for at least three references, to the Music Search Committee at email@example.com. All application-related questions should also be sent to this address. Application deadline: July 1, 2015.
- Jacquelyn Moon:
Senior Administrative Assistant (323) 259-2785 Booth 205
- David Kasunic:
Department Chair firstname.lastname@example.org Booth 207