Music is an important aspect of life at Denison. The curriculum combines theory and practice, and students from all academic disciplines participate in a broad spectrum of courses and ensembles, while students interested in a music major or minor gain the skills to excel in their area of concentration—performance, education, history, composition..
The music curriculum is intended to meet the general needs of liberal arts students while providing students interested in a music major or minor with the skills needed to excel in their area of concentration—performance, education, history, composition. In keeping with a liberal arts philosophy, the department encourages interested students campus-wide to participate in its varied ensembles. Curriculum also combines theory and practice to provide students majoring in music with the necessary skills to excel in their area of concentration (performance, composition, history, bluegrass). Acknowledging the need to examine the contributions of various cultures, the curriculum exposes students to a broad spectrum of musical influences (western European, jazz, world music, American folk, African- American, computer music).
In addition, individual ensembles are designed to meet the students' musical needs while providing a positive educational experience. Private instruction (instrumental, vocal and composition) is intended for those students desiring to raise their musical skills to a higher level.
The department also generates or sponsors concerts throughout the academic year to make music an important aspect of life at Denison.
What Do Music Majors Do After Denison?
Our graduates have pursued careers:
In teaching in private and public schools and colleges and in private studios
In music therapy, music management and administration
As critics and freelance writers
As conductors and organists for sacred music
In performance as soloists, chamber musicians and conductors
In composition as composers, arrangers, orchestrators and copyists as music librarians
In audio engineering in recording studios or as acousticians
In music marketing
Are you interested in further information about Music at Denison?
Please fill out the Prospective Student Form and a representative from the Music Department will contact you to assist with any questions you may have.