The D'Angelo Department of Music
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.
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.