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As an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, the D’Angelo Department of Music offers large and small performing ensembles; opera, jazz, chamber, choral, and orchestral presentations; special master classes; and performances and residencies from our Visiting Artists Series. For a list of all our faculty, guest, ensemble, and student performances, check out our Concerts & Events page.
The dedicated and accomplished instructors at the D’Angelo Department of Music will give you the personal attention you need to achieve the technical mastery required of today’s professional musician. They’ll help you reach your goals, whether you want to be a music teacher, performer, music therapist or to pursue a graduate degree.
Mercyhurst University's exceptional performance and rehearsal spaces include the exquisite Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center; the Dr. Barrett and Catherine Walker Recital Hall; and the Taylor Little Theatre. The university’s tri-level music building offers all the facilities you will need to become the musician you aspire to be, with practice rooms, a music technology lab, piano lab, ensemble spaces and more.
In addition to the Mercyhurst University application, admission to the D’Angelo Department of Music requires a supplemental application/audition form, a performance audition, and both a theory and piano placement exam. The performance audition requirements vary by instrument and program of study, but all applicants should possess a well-developed ear and proficiency in at least one instrument.
Talent-based scholarships are available.
Talent-based scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the faculty and the Director of the Department of Music through the audition process. Any prospective student is eligible to compete for scholarship assistance, regardless of financial status.
Students wishing to apply for financial assistance must also apply to Mercyhurst University's Director of Financial Aid.
A degree from Mercyhurst prepares you for an exciting and dynamic career.
|Major(s)||Bachelor of Arts in Music|
|Bachelor of Arts in Music Therapy|
|Bachelor of Music in Composition|
|Bachelor of Music in Music Education|
|Bachelor of Music in Performance|
Ready to begin your journey in music? Request an audition today -- it takes only a few brief minutes. In addition to filling out the Department of Music Audition Application, you will also need to complete your Mercyhurst University application. It's free to apply!
The mission of the D'Angelo Department of Music is to provide an undergraduate curriculum with comprehensive instruction to students seeking degrees in performance, composition, music therapy, a Bachelor of Arts or certification in music education. Successful completion of these degrees will enable music students to take a meaningful place within their communities, assist them in becoming happy, healthy individuals and life-long learners in the arts. The department seeks to do this within the context of a liberal arts university and with a deep personalized approach to learning.
Interested students may also consult the course catalog for more information.
As a liberal arts institution, all undergraduate students complete Mercyhurst's core curriculum.
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Joelene Games, Music Secretary
D'Angelo Department of Music
501 East 38th Street, Erie, PA 16546
(814) 824-2394, fax (814) 824-3332
Albert GlinskyPh.D. Professor of Composition Office: D'Angelo Room 12 Phone: (814) 824-2361
Allen ZurcherInstructor of Saxophone and Jazz History
Alyssa PysolaInstructor of Flute and Flute Ensemble
Bradley AmidonInstructor of Percussion
Bryan LewisInstructor of Music Technology
Carolyn BorlandInstructor of Bassoon
Christopher RapierInstructor of French Horn
Craig StevensMA, MT-BC, NMT Director, Music Therapy Office: DAN 17 Phone: 814-824-3868
Faith LifshenCollaborative Pianist
Gary ViebranzD.M.A. Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium
Harry JacobsonInstructor of Double Bass
Hilary PhilippInstructor of Oboe
James BobickInstructor of Opera
Jay VillellaInstructor of Trumpet
Jeremy FlockInstructor of Choral Conducting
Jonathan NolanInstructor of Guitar
Joseph KneerD.M.A. Assistant Professor of Violin, Viola, Music Theory, and Aural Skills Office: D'Angelo Room 13 Phone: (814) 824-3091
Kent TuckerB.M. Instructor of Trombone
Linda KoblerM.M. Instructor of Music Appreciation (Online)
Lindsay StickneyInstructor of World Music
Louisa JonasonM.M. Assistant Professor of Voice, and Director of the Opera Program Office: D'Angelo Room 11 Phone: (814) 824-2365
Lydia BeasleyM.M. Part-Time Instructor of Voice Office: D'Angelo Room 18 Phone: (814) 824-2365
Melany MyersInstructor of Music Education
Melissa BeichnerInstructor of Music Education
Nathan BarberInstructor of Music Theory
Nathan HessD.M.A. Chair, D'Angelo Department of Music, Assistant Professor of Piano Office: D'Angelo Room 14 Phone: (814) 824-2576
R. Scott TomlisonPh.D. Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Education Office: D'Angelo Room 16 Phone: (814) 824-2575
Rebecca RyanB.A. Lecturer, Director of the Sullivan Conservatory and Director of Choirs Office: D'Angelo Room 41 Phone: (814) 824-2061
Rebecca WunchPart-time Instructor of Clarinet, Class Piano, Theory/Aural Skills Lab, Orchestral/Chamber Music, and Woodwind Ensemble
Robin HasenpflugM.M. Instructor of Cello, Instructor of Lower Strings Instrumental Techniques
Sarah KahlD.M.A. Instructor of Class Piano, Collaborative Pianist
Scott MeierPh.D. Associate Dean of Arts and Associate Professor of Saxophone and Music Education Office: D'Angelo Room 10 Phone: (814) 824-2432
Sung Hui ElberfeldCollaborative Pianist