A variety of musical explorations are offered to serve the needs and interests of all ages and backgrounds. Theory and musicianship classes for younger students are available and special tutoring arrangements can be made for older students with a more advanced background. All incoming students are matched with a teacher who will strive to create a supportive atmosphere of insight and encouragement.
At the heart of CMP, private lessons are available for piano, voice, string, woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.
The Suzuki method of instrumental education duplicates the ease with which a young child learns to speak his or her own mother tongue by listening and then imitating.
Beyond the immediate pleasure of performing significant works for chorus, participants have the opportunity to develop a truly solid foundation for aural acuity and musical interaction.
Children can begin their musical experiences as young as 18 months in our Children Making Music classes.
Small ensemble activity and collaborative interaction is practiced in the areas of keyboard, guitar, percussion, flute, recorder, and string.
A class for incoming music majors who need to further develop their keyboard skills. For more information, please contact Dr. Bonnie Choi.
The Music Department offers a variety of summer music camps. Visit the department website for the most up-to-date information.
Performing is encouraged when the student is ready; regular recitals take place in the Wilmot Recital Hall. For students who wish to play in a small group of like or mixed instruments, every effort is made to appropriately match individuals of similar age and ability.