Music

The music major and minor position students for postgraduate study and careers related to music.

Students study music, history, theory and world music, while honing their skills in vocal or instrumental studies. Performance groups include choral, jazz, wind, and chamber ensembles, and private lessons are offered for instrument and voice by faculty members who are active musicians and teachers throughout the tri-state region, and have performed nationally with professional ensembles.

Students have access to six large, air-conditioned practice rooms, all of which contain new Kawai grand or upright pianos and music stands. Additionally, students are allowed to practice on the concert grand pianos in the classrooms.

The Music major and minor are associated with the Department of Music, which also houses five performing ensembles. The major requires 11 courses, four semesters of the same W&J ensemble, four semesters of applied study in a single area (voice or instrumental), and successful presentation of the senior music project. The minor requires five courses, four semesters of the same W&J ensemble or four semesters of applied study in a single area (voice or instrumental), and successful completion of the senior music project.

Additional course information is available in the W&J College Catalog.


Faculty


Michael Berry
Adjunct Professor of Music

Lara Lynn Cottrill
Adjunct Professor of Music

Scott Elliot, M.M.
Adjunct Professor of Music

Laura Evans
Adjunct Professor of Music

Courtney Grant
Adjunct Professor of Music, M.M.

Mitchell Greco
Adjunct Professor of Music

Susan Hartger
Adjunct Professor of Music

Curtis Johnson
Adjunct Professor of Music

Jeffry Blake Johnson, D.M.A.
Adjunct Professor of Music

David Lintz, B.M.
Adjunct Professor of Music

Julie McGough
Adjunct Professor of Music

Susan Medley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Music

Matthew Murchison
Adjunct Professor of Music

Carlos Ortiz
Adjunct Professor of Music

Susanne Ortner-Roberts, M.A.
Adjunct Professor of Music

George Rau
Adjunct Professor of Music

Douglas Reichenfeld
Adjunct Professor of Music

Kyle Simpson
Assistant Professor of Music

Mark D. Swift, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Department Chair of Music

Katy Shackleton Williams
Adjunct Professor of Music

Susan J. Woodard, D.M.A.
Professor of Music

Juliana Yap
Adjunct Professor of Music

Major Requirements