Dear Prospective Student:
I am delighted you have an interest in Westmont College. Within our website you will find information about our program, our faculty, department ensembles, and music scholarships.
The music students at Westmont are dedicated to their art, each other, and Jesus Christ. We are proud of what our graduates have accomplished. In recent years, Westmont music alumni have entered graduate programs at Westminster Choir College, San Francisco Conservatory, Yale, Peabody Conservatory, and Fuller Theological Seminary. Many of our alumni have become music teachers at elementary and secondary schools, while others have entered music ministry, and perform professionally around the world.
The music major 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. Students may choose between four tracks within the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree: a general, liberal arts track, a performance track, a composition track and the worship leadership track, and the Bachelor of Music Education degree for those who aspire to public school music teaching careers. It is not necessary to major in music to be involved in the music program. In fact, students from all majors, drawn together by their love for music, participate in various music ensembles.
Music scholarships will be applied directly to your school bill and be split between the fall and spring semesters. If you receive a scholarship you will be required to be a part of one of our music ensembles and take private lessons. All of the private lessons are taught by superb teachers, most of whom have been at Westmont for several years.
I hope this information helps you. If you have any questions at all please call me. I am always glad to hear from prospective students. My number is (805) 565-6280. If you wish to contact the music office, you may do so directly at (805) 565-6040 or email the department secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for considering Westmont College.
Professor Michael Shasberger