School of Music

The School of Music has more than 350 music majors and 35 full-time faculty members. The School offers graduate and undergraduate programs in performance, education, composition, theory, history, therapy, jazz studies, and more. The School of Music is more than a collection of curricula and facilities; it is a community with a unique culture that has evolved over the past century.

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Students wishing to study at the School of Music must make a separate application for admission to the School, which is available online at

After successfully auditioning and gaining formal acceptance to the School of Music, students may enroll in one of the following degree programs listed below. 


  • Snead, Charles "Skip"
  • Biermann, Joanna
  • Cevasco-Trotter, Andrea
  • Freese, Faythe
  • Hancock, Carl
  • Houghtaling, Paul
  • Molina, Osiris
  • Ozzello, Ken
  • Schultz, Diane Boyd
  • Snead, Charles "Skip"
  • Wolfe, Thomas
Associate Professor
  • Bailey, Mary Lindsey
  • Caputo, Jennifer
  • Coleman, Randall
  • Dewar, Andrew
  • Fader, Don
  • Kozak, Chris
  • Latimer, Marvin
  • Mann, Jenny
  • McGuire, Ken
  • Noffsinger, Jon
  • Robinson, Thomas
  • Whitaker, Jon
  • Williams, Susan
  • Yates, Eric
  • Caputo, Jennifer
  • Crofut, Ben
  • Kordes, Gesa
  • Lanter, Mark
  • Latimer, Marion
  • Ransom, Judy
  • Rogers, Laurie
  • Roy, Omar
  • Western, Daniel
  • Wilk, Michael
  • Witt, Anne
  • Woosley, Kevin
Assistant Professor
  • Adams, Christy Thomas
  • Adams, Jacob
  • Bannerman, Julie
  • Boyle, Matthew
  • Chance, Kevin
  • Crawford, Jeremy
  • Davis-Hazell, Alexis
  • Draper, Ellary
  • Gregoire, Jenny
  • Lynge, Andrew
  • Minear, Andrew
  • Molina, Moises
  • Richardson, Blake
  • Sargent, Joseph
  • Savitski, Edisher
  • Tayloe, David
  • Walker, Tyler Bradley
  • Zaheri, Amir


Theory I: Voice Leading

Study of the fundamental elements of music theory, including rhythm, melody, consonance, dissonance, and functional harmony. We explore these through counterpoint exercises in two, three, and four voices. The prerequisite for this course is MUS 100. A placement exam is available. Contact the department for details.

Prerequisite(s): Prerequisite: MUS 100 with the grade of C- or better
Theory II: Diatonic Harmony

Study of the diatonic principles of the common-practice era, including voice leading in triads and seventh chords, basic harmonic syntax, and contrapuntal embellishment. We explore these through four-part writing, analysis, harmonic dictation, keyboard exercises, and sight singing.

Prerequisite(s): MUS 115 with the grade of C- or better.

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