Chair: Dr. Michael Klein
The Music Studies Department includes degree programs in Music Composition, Music History, Music Theory, Jazz Studies and a non-degree program in Music Technology. The department is dedicated to the highest standards of creative and scholarly work both in the achievements of its faculty and in its focus on teaching. The department’s various courses and degree programs challenge students to meet the demands of the ever-changing landscape of musical creativity and research. Many of the department’s faculty have international reputations in their respective fields. In addition, many are the recipients of awards for teaching, creativity, and research. Graduates of the various degree programs in Music Studies have developed successful careers as composers, performers, and scholars.