126 David M. French Hall
Fax: (810) 762-3326
Chair: Lois Alexander
Administrative Assistant: Julie Insalaco
Associate Professor Lois Alexander; Assistant Professors Brian DiBlassio, Christopher Heidenreich, Gabriela Hristova; Lecturers Jessica Brown, Julie Anne Carr, Francesco Cavallini, Carol Chaney, James Coviak, Ken Duquaine, Ivan Griffin, Amy Hall, John Hill, G. Donald Kaye, Ida Leshchinskaya, Frank Pitts, Jeffrey Price, Patrick Prouty, James Schuster, Matthew Thomas, Joseph Wright, Mari Yancho, Dean Zimmerman; Media Consultant Carol Chaney
Associate Professors Emeriti Carolyn Mawby, Vincent O’Keeffe, Raymond Roth, Johannes Tall.
A concentration in music introduces students to life in the musical arts. Students are given the opportunity to study the essential aspects of music as an art form, both as it developed and continues to develop through time and in world cultures. The Department of Music prepares students for careers as successful educators, performers, arrangers/composers, and leaders in the arts. The department’s dedicated faculty seeks students of high artistic and intellectual promise to pursue musical studies. The pursuit of a career in music requires diligent practice and perseverence under the guidance of accomplished teaching artists. The Department of Music offers courses for students who wish to concentrate their studies in music as a profession, and for those who wish to study music as part of general education.
The Department of Music encourages non-majors who have experience performing in choral and/or instrumental ensembles to participate in the musical life of the University as members of University Chorale, Wind Symphony, Jazz Ensemble, Chamber Singers, and in chamber music ensembles. Performance is at the heart of music studies and the Department of Music offers a full range of performing opportunities for majors and non-majors.
The Department of Music is a fully-accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music, 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190, (703) 437-0700.
Music scholarships are available by audition to music majors, music minors, and students participating in performance ensembles. For additional information, interested students should consult the Financial Aid section of this Catalog, contact the Department of Music, or visit the department’s web pages.
Department Mission and Program Assessment
The Department of Music dedicates itself to offering a high quality of instruction in curricula emphasizing performance, music theory, music history, and pedagogy. The Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music Education, and Bachelor of Science curricula provide students with fundamental background and specialized knowledge needed for analyzing, understanding, performing, and teaching music, and assists them in achieving their goals in various fields of music. In addition, the Department’s active schedule of concerts and recitals contributes to the educational and cultural offerings of the University of Michigan-Flint and the greater Flint community. The Department participates in the Universitywide effort to assess its academic programs. Information on assessment plans, including goals, methods and outcomes is available at http://www.umflint.edu/assessment.
Programs in Music
Five concentration programs are available: the Bachelor of Music Education (BME) , the General Program in Music (Bachelor of Arts) , Music Performance (Bachelor of Science) , and the Honors Program in Music (Bachelor of Music Education or Bachelor of Arts) . The Music Department also offers minors in Music and Music Theatre . A graduate program in Arts Administration, jointly offered by the Departments of Visual Arts, Music, Theatre and Dance, and Public Administration, is also available (see the “Graduate Programs ” section of this catalog for further information).
Admission as a music major or minor, or for applied music study is based on an audition in instrumental or vocal performance. Please contact the department or visit the department’s web pages for details.