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The performing arts program is part of the College of Arts and Sciences Humanities Division.
The emphasis in music is designed to provide students with a strong but flexible degree option. It involves more courses than a minor and focuses the student’s study in music within the performing arts major.
It is responsive to students who want to perform and study music while also
preparing for other career tracks or students who want to pursue a double major; this curriculum is situated within the context of a broader liberal arts background.
Courses in the music curriculum are designed to strengthen student’s appreciation for music, skills in performance, musical literacy, research and arts advocacy. The music course of study will include skills to prepare for entry-level careers or further graduate study.
Flexible course of study
Interdisciplinary with other areas in humanities
Emphasis on individual performance skills
Individualized attention with highly-qualified faculty with real-world performance experience
Ensemble performance opportunities
Tailored to student’s individual needs
A major in performing arts will strengthen student’s appreciation for music, skills in performance, musical literacy, research and arts advocacy.
This degree prepares students for graduate work and academic careers in musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, and composition, and for professional careers in music criticism, music librarianship, communications, music publishing, arts management and other wide-ranging areas of the music and arts industry.
Professor of Music(606) 218-5738PhillipWestgate@upike.edu