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Get on stage early and often

We'll make sure you feel at home on the stage.

From your first semester, you can take advantage of opportunities to perform in our many choral, instrumental, opera and chamber music ensembles. You can perform in our weekly department recitals, and you'll give a solo recital in both your junior and senior years. With no graduate students, the focus and attention is on you!

Off stage, you'll get a thorough education in music theory and history, including repertoire and pedagogy classes for your instrument from professors who are experienced educators and active performers.

Enjoy bright, airy rehearsal and performance facilities—even our practice rooms have windows!

Our finest venue for live music, Stretansky Concert Hall, seats 320 and is used for everything from student recitals to fully staged opera performances with orchestra. The acoustics are amazing.

Performance of a lifetime

Your music education won't be limited to campus. Study overseas in programs designed for music students, and you'll be a comfortable world traveler who's ready to participate in music festivals at home or abroad with international artists after you graduate.

Whether you want a career on stage, in an orchestra or teaching the next generation of musicians in a private studio, our music performance degree can get you there.

Graduates frequently earn advanced music degrees at respected institutions like Peabody Institute of Music, New England Conservatory of Music or Yale University and move on to careers as performers, college professors or private teachers.

Graduates have gone on to graduate school at:

University of Florida
University of Southern Maine
Stony Brook University
University of North Texas
Boston University
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
Drexel University
Eastman School of Music
Indiana University
University of Michigan
New England Conservatory of Music
Northwestern University
Peabody Institute of Music
Pennsylvania State University
Temple University
Yale University

Graduates have gone on to jobs at:

Milton Area High School
Temple University
Widener University
Atonement Lutheran Church
Staats Operette Dresden
University of North Texas College of Music
South Shore Symphony Orchestra
Pinellas Youth Symphony
University of Connecticut
Loyalsock Township School District
Stone Hill Middle School
Jumoke Academy Charter Schools
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Utah Opera

Bachelor of Music in Performance. Music students who desire a specialized emphasis in performance may choose this degree option. Accepted majors possess superior skill in the given performance area and demonstrate that skill at forums and recitals. Students who complete this program typically continue study at the graduate level and/or teach in a private studio. Candidates complete the university Central Curriculum requirements plus the following courses with a minimum grade average of C (2.00 GPA). Each course below must be completed with a minimum grade of C-.

Semester Hours View Full Course Catalog >>

12        Music Literature

2 MUSC-152 Survey of World Music
4 MUSC-245 The Music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Eras
4 MUSC-250 The Music of the Classic and Romantic Eras
2 MUSC-350 20th-Century Music

16        Music Theory

2 MUSC-161 Theory I: Diatonic Harmony
2 MUSC-162 Theory II: Chromatic Harmony
2 MUSC-163 Ear Training I
2 MUSC-164 Ear Training II
2 MUSC-261 Theory III: Advanced Tonal Harmony
2 MUSC-262 Theory IV: Form and Analysis
2 MUSC-263 Ear Training III
2 MUSC-363 Theory V: Modality, Set Theory and Serialism

2          Conducting

2 MUSC-369 Beginning Conducting

18        Applied Music

16        Major Lesson (eight semesters)

0          MUSC-503 Half Recital

2          MUSC-500 Full Recital (capstone)

0          MUSC-555 Forum (eight semesters)

12        Specialized Courses

2          MUSC-361 Counterpoint

2          MUSC-399 Pedagogy (appropriate to applied area)

2          MUSC-450 Topics in Music Literature (appropriate to applied area)

6          Selected Topics to be chosen from:

1          MUSC-079 Improvisation (a total of 2 semester hours of Improvisation may be applied toward the Specialized Courses requirement)

4         MUSC-215/RELI-215 Music in Christian Ritual

2 MUSC-370 Orchestration
2 MUSC-372 Choral Conducting
2 MUSC-371 Instrumental Conducting
4 PHIL-235 Aesthetics

Plus the following courses determined by student's specialization and prescribed by the major adviser:

15        Other Courses, Vocal Concentrates

1 MUSC-034 Piano Class I
1 MUSC-035 Piano Class II
1 MUSC-037 Piano Class III
1 MUSC-084 Diction I
1 MUSC-085 Diction II

8          Large Ensemble (eight semesters)

2          Medium/Small Ensemble

12-13    Other Courses, Keyboard Concentrates

1          MUSC-037 Piano Class III (if exempt, MUSC-066 is required)

5         Collaborative/Medium/Small Ensemble

4         Large Ensemble (four semesters)

2          Applied Secondary Keyboard

1          MUSC-038 Piano Technique (piano concentrates only)

15        Other Courses, Instrumental Concentrates

1 MUSC-034 Piano Class I
1 MUSC-035 Piano Class II
1 MUSC-037 Piano Class III

8          Large Ensemble (eight semesters)

4          Medium/Small Ensemble

Minor in Music Performance. Before declaring a minor in music performance, a student must gain admittance to a performance studio. This is accomplished by contacting the department head to schedule an audition. In addition, the student must pass the musicianship and written theory diagnostic tests before gaining admission to the minor. Note that approval of this minor does not guarantee a place in required music classes. Students must complete with a grade of  C- or better 18-20 semester hours of coursework (depending on whether the student takes MUSC-152 or MUSC-101): either MUSC-152 Survey of World Music or MUSC-101 Introduction to Music; MUSC-161 Theory I; MUSC-163 Ear Training I; four semesters of half-hour applied lessons; four semesters of a performance ensemble; and four semester hours chosen from MUSC-102 A Study of Jazz and MUSC-245 The Music of the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Eras.

Brass

Tyler Ogilvie

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Horn

emailogilvie@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4281

Eric L. Hinton

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Director of Bands
Trumpet
Conducting

emailhinton@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4296

Kevin Henry

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Trombone

emailhenryk@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4281

Eric Henry

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Tuba
Euphonium

emailhenryeric@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4281

Composition

Joshua Davis

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Bass
Theory & Composition
Jazz Band

emaildavisj@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4286

Patrick A. Long

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Theory & Composition
Music Technology

emaillongp@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4289

Conducting

Gregory Grabowski

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Conducting
Music Education
Orchestra

emailgrabowski@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4287

Eric L. Hinton

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Director of Bands
Trumpet
Conducting

emailhinton@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4296

Ensembles

Joshua Davis

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Bass
Theory & Composition
Jazz Band

emaildavisj@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4286

Gregory Grabowski

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Conducting
Music Education
Orchestra

emailgrabowski@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4287

Eric L. Hinton

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Director of Bands
Trumpet
Conducting

emailhinton@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4296

David Steinau

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Music Department Chair
Voice

emailsteinau@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4285

Jason Douglas Vodicka

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Ensembles
Coordinator of Music Education

emailvodicka@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4536

Chris Hoster

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:

emailhoster@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4295

Keyboard

Vic Boris

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Music History
Piano

emailboris@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4281

Marcos Krieger

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Organ & Harpsicord
Music History
Ear Training

emailkriegerm@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4292

Naomi Niskala

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Piano
Music Theory

emailniskala@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4152

Diane Scott

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Class Piano

emailscottd@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4291

Jaime Namminga

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:

emailnamminga@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4781

Music Education

Gregory Grabowski

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Conducting
Music Education
Orchestra

emailgrabowski@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4287

Eric L. Hinton

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Director of Bands
Trumpet
Conducting

emailhinton@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4296

Gail B. Levinsky

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Saxophone
Music Education

emailgblevinsky@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4266

Jason Douglas Vodicka

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Ensembles
Coordinator of Music Education

emailvodicka@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4536

Chris Hoster

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:

emailhoster@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4295

Music History

Gary Boerckel

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Music History

emailboerckel@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4281

Vic Boris

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Music History
Piano

emailboris@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4281

Joshua Davis

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Bass
Theory & Composition
Jazz Band

emaildavisj@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4286

Marcos Krieger

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Organ & Harpsicord
Music History
Ear Training

emailkriegerm@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4292

Patrick A. Long

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Theory & Composition
Music Technology

emaillongp@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4289

Marcus Smolensky

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Viola
Music History

emailsmolensky@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4281

Music Technology

Patrick A. Long

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Theory & Composition
Music Technology

emaillongp@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4289

Music Theory & Ear Training

Joshua Davis

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Bass
Theory & Composition
Jazz Band

emaildavisj@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4286

Marcos Krieger

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Organ & Harpsicord
Music History
Ear Training

emailkriegerm@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4292

Naomi Niskala

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Piano
Music Theory

emailniskala@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4152

Patrick A. Long

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Theory & Composition
Music Technology

emaillongp@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4289

Jaime Namminga

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:

emailnamminga@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4781

Corrine Byrne

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:

emailbyrnec@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4474

Percussion

Greg Alico

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Percussion

emailalico@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4281

Strings

Jennifer Sacher Wiley

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Violin

emailjswiley@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4290

Marcus Smolensky

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Viola
Music History

emailsmolensky@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4281

Andrew Rammon

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Cello

emailrammon@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4281

Joshua Davis

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Bass
Theory & Composition
Jazz Band

emaildavisj@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4286

Ruth Hunter

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Harp

emailhunterruth@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4281

Jay Umble

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:

emailumble@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4281

Voice

Jeffrey Fahnestock

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Voice

emailfahnesto@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4773

Dianna Grabowski

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Voice

emailgrabowskid@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4281

David Steinau

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Music Department Chair
Voice

emailsteinau@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4285

Nina Tober

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Voice

emailtober@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4424

Judith White

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Voice

email jwhite@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4782

Corrine Byrne

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:

emailbyrnec@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4474

Woodwinds

Leslie Cullen

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Flute

emailcullenleslie@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4281

Megan Carraher

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Oboe

emailcarraher@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4281

Colleen Hartung

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Clarinet

emailhartung@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4281

Gail B. Levinsky

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Saxophone
Music Education

emailgblevinsky@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4266

Elizabeth Massey

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:
Bassoon

emailmassey@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4281

Staff

Sara Adams

Department: Music
Areas of Specialty:

emailadamss@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4309

Juliann E Boggs

Department: Provost
Areas of Specialty:

emailboggsj@susqu.edu
phone570-372-4281

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Performance Opportunities

Choral

Choral ensembles provide students with unique musical experiences on and off campus.

Instrumental

The Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band perform a wide repertoire in a challenging and rewarding environment.

Keyboard

Pianists and organists perform in a range of solo, chamber, and large ensemble settings on the finest instruments.

Jazz

A traditional big band and small combos appear at a variety of venues.

Chamber Music

Small ensembles offer opportunities to study highly specialized literature.

Opera

The Opera Studio performs fully-staged productions with orchestra in addition to programs of opera scenes.

32

music practice rooms

320

seats in Stretansky Concert Hall

2

percussion rooms

Music Preparatory Program for Children and Adults

The program provides the surrounding communities with lifelong learning opportunities for professional music study and enrichment activities in an academic environment, including individual lessons in voice, piano, organ, and most band and orchestra instruments, along with group music classes for infants through adults.

The hallmark of the program is the rich collaboration among music faculty, music students, and the children and adults who take lessons and classes.

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Music Prep

Contact Us

Department of Music

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Location

Cunningham Center for Music and Art

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Phone & Email

570-372-4281
Admissions and auditions: adamss@susqu.edu
General information: boggsj@susqu.edu

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