Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the D’Angelo Department of Music can help you realize any musical dream you have. You will be immersed in engaging courses and have abundant performance opportunities in solo, chamber music, large and small ensembles, and operatic and musical theatre stage settings. You will have access to expert faculty teachers and performers, guest master classes, excellent music therapy clinical placements, and exceptional performance spaces. With our smaller size and attention solely on the undergraduate student, we offer our students endless opportunities for special student-initiated projects. Gain the hands-on experience you need, and receive mentoring tailor-made to you and your goals.
This Bachelor of Music allows students to develop the essential technical toolbox and broad aesthetic perspective needed to assume a place in the community of professional composers. Composition study offers an array of musical opportunities for graduates, including film scoring, commercial music, educational and church music publication, recording arts and careers in higher education. The program aims to equip each young composer with the essential technical toolbox and broad aesthetic perspective needed to assume a place in the community of professional composers, and to serve as a preparation for high-level graduate work and a career in music. Applied composition is designed to unleash and develop the innate musical creativity of the natural composer through the active writing of music in a variety of forms and styles, and for a wide range of instrumental combinations. The program provides students with the opportunity to hear live performances of every completed composition, from solo to large ensemble works, and orchestral pieces. Students in the composition program are encouraged to develop their own unique musical voice, and are urged to explore a broad spectrum of tonal and non-tonal musical languages in their writing.
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