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Music at Monmouth

Degrees offered

Major, minor and teacher certification. Major concentrations in performance, education, and general music

Ensembles

A wide variety open to all students, regardless of major, including Chorale, Chamber Choir, Winds, Fighting Scots Marching Band, Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Band, Concert Band, Concert Choir

Competitions

Annual participation in state and regional competitions of the National Association of Teachers of Singing

Organization

National Association for Music Education

What you’ll learn

Monmouth College’s department of music offers a dynamic, energetic environment for musical growth. Majors and non-majors alike have the opportunity to perform in a variety of ensembles, from the acclaimed Monmouth Chorale, which has toured in Scotland, to the popular Fighting Scots Marching Band, which plays at home football games. Private and group lessons are open to all students wishing to pursue a passion for music. The department prides itself in student excellence, both in the classroom and on the stage. 

All classes, ensembles, and lessons are taught by members of the faculty, rather than teaching assistants. Our faculty has a reputation for making themselves available to students, and it’s a reputation they take very seriously. They are dedicated experts in their respective academic fields, as well as active and sought-after performers.

Facilities

The warm acoustics at Kasch Performance Hall, a 600-seat concert hall, have been praised by visiting artists. A comprehensive $3 million renovation was completed in 2003, making the college’s oldest academic building an enviable performance space. Austin Hall houses the offices of the music faculty and is the site of most music classes and lessons. It has undergone an extensive overhaul, incorporating 21st-century technology. It features practice rooms, a new piano lab, and classrooms with full audio-visual and Internet capabilities.

After graduation

Recent graduates are performing, teaching in public schools or private studios, attending graduate schools at top institutions, and working in the music recording/producing industry.

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