D'Angelo Department of Music
Fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the D’Angelo Department of Music can help you realize any musical dream you have. You will be immersed in engaging courses and have abundant performance opportunities in solo, chamber music, large and small ensembles, and operatic and musical theatre stage settings. You will have access to expert faculty teachers and performers, guest master classes, excellent music therapy clinical placements, and exceptional performance spaces. With our smaller size and attention solely on the undergraduate student, we offer our students endless opportunities for special student-initiated projects. Gain the hands-on experience you need, and receive mentoring tailor-made to you and your goals. When you’re ready to apply, please consult the Audition Application page.
With a Bachelor of Arts in Music, pursue a full major in music together with an expanded emphasis on the liberal arts.
This Bachelor of Music allows students to develop the essential technical toolbox and broad aesthetic perspective needed to assume a place in the community of professional composers.
Expand your musical proficiency at a pre-professional level through individual instruction, mentoring, and career guidance.
Through this Bachelor of Music, instruction in the clinical and evidence-based use of music, you’ll learn to improve the physical, emotional, cognitive and social health and functioning of individuals in a therapeutic relationship.
Learn instructional techniques and classroom management skills while performing with a variety of ensembles similar to ones you’ll supervise in schools.
Continue your passion for music by taking weekly private lessons on your instrument or voice; studying Music Theory, Aural Skills, and Music History; and participating in one of our large ensembles.
Generous performance scholarships may be available for music students, helping to make Mercyhurst one of the most affordable music programs in the region.
As a Music Education major, you will find professional development and networking in our chapter of the National Association for Music Education. Your student-teaching placement will provide you with excellent hands-on classroom experience.
Sing major operatic roles as part of the D’Angelo Opera Theater and musical theatre roles as part of the Mercyhurst Theatre Program.
Compose scores for live performance by our students, faculty and ensembles. Develop your creativity through the active writing of music in a variety of forms and styles, and for a wide range of instrumental combinations.
With the B.A. Music degree, enjoy the flexibility of pursuing a minor in an outside area, or perhaps even a double major, to enhance your career options and graduate school opportunities.
As a Music Therapy major, your curriculum will focus on music, psychology, neurology, health care and real-world clinical experiences in a wide variety of Erie-area health care facilities. Our program is fully accredited by the American Music Therapy Association.
All majors enroll in at least one large ensemble—such as Concert Choir, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, or Chamber Orchestra—each semester. Ensembles are open to all Mercyhurst students by audition.
Mercyhurst presents the Puccini classic Madama Butterfly this month, reprising the first opera staged at the Mary D’Angelo Performing Arts Center when it opened in 1996.
Music Therapy majors get hands-on clinical experience working with patients living with autism, brain injury, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease among others. Average salary for a Music Therapist is $50,000
Watch this video featuring our Music Department's students, faculty, and ensembles performing music by our student composers.