Welcome to our School of Music!...
a place where dedicated people make exceptional music, stimulate artistic growth, explore educational methodology, and conduct ground-breaking research. Our distinguished faculty, 120 renowned performers, inspired educators, and devoted scholars, are committed to challenging students to become all they can. We offer 38 degree programs from baccalaureate to doctoral level and have a strong commitment to reaching a diverse student population across a large campus.
Our alumni have earned prominent positions and enviable reputations performing in the nation’s symphony orchestras, military bands, choruses, and chamber ensembles; teaching in conservatories, music / public schools, and research institutions; and leading individual careers as composers and scholars. Student and faculty ensembles tour, commission, record, and are featured at national / international conferences, conventions, and professional meetings. Our school annually hosts events as the Contemporary Music Festival, Drums Downtown, the Jazz Festival, the Annual Musical Celebration, the Musicology Lecture Series, Honor Bands and Choral Festivals, mini-residencies of internationally-known performers and scholars, fully-staged operas, summer camps, symposia, workshops, and hundreds of public concerts, recitals, and lectures.
I encourage you to visit our campus: sit in on a rehearsal, attend a lecture, meet our faculty and students, and find out why we feel fortunate to be part of this University and this School of Music.
Thank you for your interest in our School,
Richard L. Blatti, Professor and Director