Within the context of a liberal arts education, The Music Department nurtures and supports the development of a well-rounded and integrated understanding of music through a balanced curriculum providing experiences in historical study and research, solo and ensemble performance, theoretical and style analysis, and original composition work. The foundation of our curriculum is built upon the classical Western European tradition with extensions provided into musics of the world, jazz, popular, and new music practices.
The study of music at Drew extends a student’s comprehension of history and society while also preparing him or her for a career in music. The expression of ideas and emotions through music is integral to every culture. The broadly educated musician is in demand in the recording industry, education, theater, film, television, and radio. Faculty work closely with students to create a curriculum integrating the study of:
- Music History
- Performance practices
Select “Liberal Arts Study of Music” at left for details.
For further information contact
Trevor Weston, Chair
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