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 Music 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
Allen Zürcher, D.A.
Bradley Amidon, M.F.A.
Brittany Barko, M.M.
Bryan Lewis, M.M.
Carolyn Borland, M.M.
Christopher Rapier, B.A.
Christopher VonVolkenburg, M.S.
Hilary Philipp, M.M.
Jared Hancock, B.M.
Jonathan Moser, M.M.
Jonathan Nolan, M.S.
Joyce Kriner, B.M.
Lindsay Riggs, M.A.
Melany Myers, M.M.
MiKyung Kim, M.M.
Nathan Barber, M.M.
Rebecca Wunch, M.M.