Welcome to the Music Department
The Music Department equips students for the serious study, composition and performance of great music within the scope of the liberal arts tradition and the context of the Christian faith and worship. The primary objective of the Music Department is to develop skilled musicians with Christian insight into their art and craft at an advanced level. We work toward that objective in many ways unique to the arts, and always as part of and in harmony with the total College community. The Music department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
Major: The music major is designed to develop musical skills, knowledge, and attitudes. Professors place special emphasis on encouraging and developing creativity. Students majoring in music may complete a liberal arts music program or may elect to complete a track in music performance, or music composition. Students may also earn the professional Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.) degree that leads to a public school teacher credential program
Minor: The music minor is designed to enable students who concentrate in other disciplines to receive training in music theory, history, and performance.
Traditionally, people have tended to view a music major as useful for persons who wish to perform or teach. However, many students are finding rewarding careers in music outside of performing and teaching. Exciting opportunities exist in church music, music publishing, music management, music business, recording, broadcasting and other areas. The music major at Westmont is designed to provide a solid foundation in music and yet offer enough flexibility for a student to earn a legitimate liberal arts degree and prepare for a variety of careers.
For students seeking a career in classroom teaching, the Music Department offers the Bachelor of Music Education degree and teacher certification program in conjunction with the Department of Education. Westmont College is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
ORCHESTRA CELEBRATES 10 YEARS
The Westmont Orchestra celebrates its 10th anniversary season performing brilliantly colorful music by Antonin Dvorak, Alexander Glazunov and Aaron Copland. The Fall Orchestra Concert, which includes a piece by alumnus Daniel Gee, adjunct instructor in theory and composition at Westmont, is Friday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. in Westmont’s Page Multipurpose Room, and Sunday, Oct. 25, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church. Tickets, which cost $10 for general admission (students are free), may be purchased at the door. For more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040 or email email@example.com. Read More.
2015-2016 CONCERT SCHEDULE
The 2015-2016 Music Department Season Calendar is now available for viewing online. Click here to view this years music events. We are excited for the upcoming year and are thrilled for the Orchestra's tenth year anniversary. If there are any changes throughout the school year, we'll keep this calendar current. Make sure to bookmark the calendar page so you can stay up-to-date on the latest news. For questions or more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (805) 565-6040.
WESTMONT MUSIC DEPARTMENT IS ON TWITTER
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