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Remembering Dr. James Haar, 1929-2018

September 21, 2018

The Department of Music is deeply saddened at the passing of W.R. Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus of Music James Haar (July 4, 1929 – September 15, 2018). Dr. Haar was born in St. Louis, MO and received his Bachelor of … Continued

Meet Dr. Laura Stevens, Lecturer of Flute

September 21, 2018

This week we welcome Dr. Laura Stevens, our new Flute lecturer! Laura is both a talented educator and performer, having done both extensively throughout the region and world. Dr. Evan Feldman, Area Head for Winds, Brass, and Percussion, says of … Continued

#CourseOfTheWeek: Jazz Improvisation

September 18, 2018

  Miles Davis stated: “It takes a lifetime to sound like yourself.” Music 163 Jazz Improvisation I begins the creative quest to develop your voice as a musician. Jazz improvisation celebrates the performer as composer. This course introduces you to … Continued

Meet LaToya Lain, Assistant Professor of Voice

September 14, 2018

We are excited to welcome Dr. LaToya Lain to our voice faculty as an assistant professor. Dr. Lain has been on the voice faculties of institutions such as Central Michigan University and New York University. Equally at home on the … Continued

#CourseOfTheWeek: Charanga Carolina

September 11, 2018

MUSC 212.005 – Charanga Carolina   Have you played for live salsa dancers lately? Do you like to salsa dance? You’ll love Charanga Carolina! Directed by Associate Professor David Garcia, this ensemble plays Latin music and performs for local salsa … Continued

Meet Erin Cooper, Assistant Director of University Bands

September 7, 2018

This week we welcome to our faculty, Dr. Erin Cooper, as our new Assistant Director of University Bands. Dr. Cooper will be conducting the Symphony Band and teaching music education courses. “I am thrilled to have Dr. Erin Cooper working … Continued

#CourseOfTheWeek: Musical Theater Group Lessons

September 4, 2018

MUSC 111: Group Lessons in Voice – Advanced (Musical Theater) Music 111 meets on Thursdays at 5 to study styles and technique of Music Theater repertoire from the entire last century. Each singer prepares and performs 3 pieces – 1 … Continued

Meet Laura Alexander, Director of Women’s Glee Club

August 31, 2018

This week we welcome new faculty member, Laura Alexander, an alumna of the department. Mrs. Alexander joins the faculty this fall as the new Director of the Women’s Glee Club. “We are thrilled to have Laura Alexander joining our choral … Continued