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As an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music, the D’Angelo School of Music offers large and small performing ensembles; opera, jazz, chamber and orchestral presentations; special master classes; and performances and residences from our Visiting Artists Series.

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 pursue graduate school.

Mercyhurst University's exceptional performance and rehearsal spaces include the exquisite Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center; Dr. Barrett and Catherine Walker Recital Hall; and Taylor Little Theatre. The university’s tri-level music building offers the facilities you need to become the musician you aspire to be, with practice rooms, a music technology lab, piano lab, ensemble spaces and more.

Admission into the D’Angelo School of Music requires a separate application/audition form, a performance audition and a theory and piano placement exam. Performance audition requirements vary by instrument and program of study, but all applicants should have a well developed ear and proficiency in at least one instrument. Talent-based scholarships are also available.

 

Scholarships

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 the Director of Financial Aid.

 

D’Angelo Department of Music Open House

Open House Date:
October 18, 2014 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Contact Krista Lamb at klamb@mercyhurst.edu or 814-824-2394. 

A degree from Mercyhurst prepares you for this exciting and dynamic career.

Major(s) Bachelor of Arts in Music Therapy
  Bachelor of Music Education
  Bachelor of Music in Performance
   
Minor(s) Music Minor

 Ready to begin your journey in music?  Apply online today -- it's free and getting your application started takes only a few brief minutes.  Interested students may also consult the course catalog for more information.  As a liberal arts institution, all undergraduate students complete Mercyhurst's core curriculum

The mission of the D'Angelo Department of Music is to provide an undergraduate curriculum with comprehensive instruction to students seeking degrees in  performance, 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.

Music

  • Students will possess an appropriate understanding of music theory and the skills to properly read and compose music
  • Students will be able to identify significant events, innovations, and composers in the history of music and identify pieces within each major historical period
  • Students will exhibit a proficient level of piano performance
  • Students will attain an acceptable level of performance proficiency on their respective major instrument
  • Students will obtain necessary skills to properly evaluate the musical performances of others
  • Students will grow musically and socially by participating in musical ensembles

 

Music Ed

  • Students will possess an appropriate understanding of music theory and the skills to properly read and compose music
  • Students will be able to identify significant events, innovations, and composers in the history of music and identify pieces within each major historical period
  • Students will exhibit a proficient level of piano performance
  • Students will attain an acceptable level of performance proficiency on their respective major instrument
  • Students will obtain necessary skills to properly evaluate the musical performances of others
  • Students will grow musically and socially by participating in musical ensembles
  • Demonstrates comprehensive skill in managing the instructional environment
  • Demonstrates the ability to synthesize instructional plans based on multiple perspectives and standards
  • Demonstrates the ability to select, implement, evaluate, and adapt teaching methods as they apply to differentiated instruction

 

Music Performance

  • Students will possess an appropriate understanding of music theory and the skills to properly read and compose music
  • Students will be able to identify significant events, innovations, and composers in the history of music and identify pieces within each major historical period
  • Students will exhibit a proficient level of piano performance
  • Students will attain an acceptable level of performance proficiency on their respective major instrument
  • Students will obtain necessary skills to properly evaluate the musical performances of others
  • Students will grow musically and socially by participating in musical ensembles

Albery Glinsky Ph.D. Professor of Composition Phone: (814) 824-2361

Bradley Amidon Adjunct Instructor in Percussion

Craig Stevens MA, MT-BC, NMT Director of Music Therapy Office: DAN 17 Phone: 814-824-3868

Faith Lifshen Staff Accompanist

Gary Viebranz D.M.A. Adjunct Instructor of Tuba and Euphonium

Joseph Kneer Assistant Professor - Violin

Junar Ortega Adjunct Faculty Office: D'Angelo Room 34 Phone: (814) 824-2394

Kent Tucker B.M. Adjunct Instructor of Trombone

Krista Lamb B.A. Admissions Coordinator and Adminstrative Assistant

Linda Kobler M.M. Adjunct Instructor of Music Appreciation (Online)

Louisa Jonason M.M. Assistant Professor of Voice, and Director of the Opera Program Phone: (814) 824-2365

Mark DuBois Adjunct Instructor of Oboe Phone: (716) 679-9588

Nathan Barber Adjunct Faculty Office: Room 40 Phone: (814) 824-2394

Nathan Hess D.M.A. Assistant Professor of Music Office: D'Angelo Room 11 Phone: (814) 824-2576

R. Scott Tomlison Ph. D. Department Chair, Assistant Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Education

Rebecca Ryan B.A. Lecturer, Director of the Sullivan Conservatory and Director of Choirs Phone: (814) 824-2061

Scott Meier PhD Associate Professor of Saxophone and Music Education Phone: (814) 824-2432