126 David M. French Hall
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Chair: Lois Alexander (2004-2007)
Administrative Assistant: Marie Angeluski
Associate Professors Lois Alexander, Kirk C. Aamot; Assistant
Professor Mary Wagner; Lecturers Julie Anne Carr, Francesco Cavallini, Carol Chaney, James Coviak, Brian Di Blassio, Ken Duquaine, John Hill, Scott Hochstetler, Michael Hovanian, Sheri Jaffurs, G. Donald Kaye, Walter Kimsey, Ida Leshchinskaya, Ray MacLean, Matthew Packer, Jeffrey Price, Mary Procopio, Kelly Splear, Elizabeth Stevens, Amy Vancise, Joseph Wright, Mari Yancho; Media Consultant Carol Chaney
Associate Professors Emeriti: Carolyn Mawby, Vincent O’Keeffe, Raymond Roth, Johannes Tall.
A concentration in music provides students with the opportunity to study the essential elements of this art form–rhythm, melody, harmony, texture, timbre, form, expression–as it developed and continues to develop through time and in world cultures. The Department of Music prepares students for careers as successful eductors, performers, composes, and cultural leaders. 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 teacher-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 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 or contact the Department of Music.
Department Mission and Program Assessment
The Music Department dedicates itself to a high quality of instruction in curricula emphasizing music theory, history, and performance. 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, and performing music, and to assist 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 and 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 .
Acceptance into any of the music degree programs requires acceptance to the University by the Office of Admissions, and acceptance into the Music Department. Admission into the Music Department is based on an audition in instrumental or vocal performance. Please contact the department for details.