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.
Minor: The music minor is designed to enable students who concentrate in other disciplines to receive training in music theory, history, and performance.
CHOIR TOUR TO UKRAINE AND RUSSIA
This May, the college choir will tour to Ukraine and Russia! The trip will begin here in the states on May 4th and will continue on to Ukraine and Russia through May 18th. The choir will share the good news of the gospel in many settings, including schools, children’s homes, churches and public concerts. They will connect with the work of evangelical churches in the city of Kiev which are connected with the family of some of our Westmont singers! The choir will also sing in major cathedrals and cultural centers in Kiev, Moscow and St. Petersburg. A highlight of the tour will be singing with the Moscow University Choir in Moscow. You can help support our students financially by giving today by clicking here: Send the Choir to Ukraine and Russia!
When donating select the designation: Choir Tour to Russia
SECOND ANNUAL WESTMONT MUSIC GUILD COMPETITION
On Saturday evening at 7:00 P.M. in Deane Chapel the music department will be hosting 6 very talented prospective students for the entering class of 2014 in our most prestigious event. You are all invited to attend this unique and exciting recital.
Six musicians will be competing for a $10,000 Westmont music scholarship that will be awarded that evening. We are pleased to have as our finalists a violinist, a violist, a cellist, a harpist, a pianist, and a bassoonist who also plays pipe organ. They come from Texas, Washington State, and the entire length of California. All of them are also admitted academic scholars for the fall with academic interests ranging from music performance to pre-medical, studies, Religious Studies, Kinesiology and more. The performances will be exciting!
The recital is offered free of charge to all.
SPRING FACULTY RECITAL
Come listen to members of our music faculty as they perform in this semester's Spring Faculty Recital, Friday, Feb. 28th at 8:00pm in Deane Chapel. You will hear a wide range of repertoire and musical styles from Mozart's Sonata in B-flat for Bassoon and Violoncello to Charles Gounod's The Jewel Song (from Faust) and much more! Performers will include:
Jimmy Calire, pianist
Emil Cristescu, tenor
Andrea Di Maggio, flute
Trey Farrell, oboe
Steve Gross, french horn
Trevor Handy, cello
Paula Hatley, piano
Steve Hodson, piano
Isaac Kay, violin (student)
Han Soo Kim, violin
Joanne Kim, clarinet
Michael Lieberman, viola
Paul Mori, bassoon
Nona Pyron, violoncello
Robert Rockabrand, tenor
Seungah Seo, piano
Rebecca Shasberger, cello (student)
Celeste Tavera, soprano
Laura Walter, flute
WESTMONT MUSIC DEPARTMENT IS BACK ON TWITTER
For instant updates on all the latest Westmont Music Department news, please follow us on Twitter @WestmontMusic ! We'll be tweeting about upcoming music events, tours, information for prospective students, and fun music department facts.Follow @WestmontMusic
WESTMONT MUSIC DEPARTMENT WELCOMES DR. HAN SOO KIM
Violinist, Han Soo Kim, an award-winning and internationally accomplished artist who has performed to critical acclaim in over a dozen countries on four continents has joined our faculty team here in the music department. He has been praised by many audiences around the world for his passion, sensitivity, and charisma. His knowledge and versatility allow him to perform a diverse mix of musical styles ranging from the standard works to avant-garde contemporary repertoire.
Dr. Kim has concertized extensively as a solo performer, duo-recitalist, and chamber musician. In the United States, he has performed in some of the nation’s most prominent venues including Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Boston Symphony Hall, Weill Recital Hall and Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, Cutler Majestic Theater, Jordan Hall, Kaufmann Concert Hall and The Kennedy Center. Performances have also led him to world renowned conservatories, music schools and festivals including Boston Conservatory, Académie Internationale de Courchevel, Columbia University, Le Domaine Forget International Music Festival, The Juilliard School, Longy School of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College, Meadowmount School of Music, Morningside Music Bridge, Musicorda, New England Conservatory, and Stony Brook University. He has appeared as a soloist in concerto performances with orchestras including works by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Prokofiev, Saint-Saens, as well as six contemporary world premieres. Read more.