Westminster College Announces New Music Major
Auditions for new program begin January 16
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Krista DeAngelis (801) 832-2682
Dec. 21, 2009
SALT LAKE CITY – Westminster’s Department of Music is proud to announce the creation of a new undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in music. The major will offer a choice of an academic emphasis or performance emphasis. Auditions are required for the new program and will take place Jan. 16, Feb. 6 and March 20, 2010, in the Emma Eccles Jones Conservatory.
“The BA degree in music is an excellent choice for talented students who plan to pursue graduate work in music, and for liberal arts students pursuing two majors in preparation for graduate school,” said Dr. Mary Jane Chase, dean of Westminster’s School of Arts and Sciences. “It is also a degree that would qualify students for any number of music-related jobs following college.”
The Department of Music also offers plentiful opportunities for students interested in music-making, regardless of their backgrounds or areas of study. School ensembles—open to capable and committed students and, in some cases, members of the community—include the Westminster Chorale, Westminster Chamber Singers, Westminster Chamber Orchestra, Westminster Jazz Ensemble and Westminster Flute Choir.
Auditions are required for status as a Westminster music major or minor. Students must choose a major instrument and audition on that particular instrument (e.g. piano, voice, guitar, violin, etc.). Students with transfer credits need to complete a minimum of nine credits of music courses, including two semesters of ensemble credit at Westminster College in order to fulfill the requirements for a music minor. For more information, call the office of the Music Department Chair at (801) 832-2435, or visit http://www.westminstercollege.edu/music_major.
Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster’s unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and to the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enriches the college experience. For more information visit http://www.westminstercollege.edu or follow @WestminsterSLC or @WestminsterPR on Twitter.