Feb 03, 2023  
2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music (MUS)

126 David M. French Hall
(810) 762-3377
Fax: (810) 762-3326

Chair: Christopher P. Heidenreich
Administrative Support Staff:
Public Relations and Advising
: Sheena Lewis and Audrey Beauchesne
Personnel and Course Scheduling: Suzanne Shivnen
Financial and Budget: Karri Spoelstra

Media Technology Consultant: Carol Chaney

Professor Lois Alexander; Associate Professors Brian DiBlassio, Christopher P. Heidenreich, Gabriela Hristova, Karen Salvador; Lecturers Francesco Cavallini, Jessica Cech, Carol Chaney, James Coviak, Katina Dinas, Julia Edwards, Matthew Daniels, Brittany DeYoung, Amy Hall, Kisma Jordan, G. Donald Kaye, Sherri Martilla, Timothy Michling, Frank Pitts, Jeffrey Price, Patrick Prouty, James Schuster,  Joseph Wright.

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 perseverance 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, University Orchestra, 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 University of Michigan-Flint 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 serves students from a variety of musical backgrounds who are willing to demonstrate their commitment to becoming life-long musicians, challenging them to achieve excellence, and mentoring them toward their goals.  To accomplish this, the department offers an extensive music curriculum as well as a rich and diverse calendar of events including concerts, recitals, clinics, and workshops that provide opportunities for performers and audiences while promoting the University’s outreach efforts.

The Department participates in the University-wide effort to assess its academic programs.  Information on assessment plans, including goals, methods, and outcomes is available at http://www.umflint.edu/assessment

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.