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Thomas Keck


Mission Statement

The Department of Music promotes student success through innovative programs that enhance creativity, hone performance expertise, and sustain high standards of excellence. Our professional faculty provide learning opportunities essential to the competency of music students as they prepare for a global marketplace. The department engages diverse audiences through performances and activities representing an array of musical styles and traditions.

  1. Provide nationally-competitive academic programs and general studies in music.
  2. Promote an inclusive environment that provides students with resources that support their educational and professional needs.
  3. Engage audiences with performances that reflect diverse musical styles and traditions.
  4. Promote opportunities for students and faculty to explore their highest professional potential through creative and innovative activities on- and off-campus.


Advisor: Clark Slater

Entrance Auditions

Entrance auditions are required for students wishing to pursue a degree in music. Live auditions are recommended, as they provide students with the opportunity to meet and perform for the faculty. Students also have the option to submit a recorded audition. More information:

Scholarship Auditions

Music majors and non-majors alike are eligible for a variety of scholarships, ranging from quarter to full tuition. Live auditions are recommended, as they provide students with the opportunity to meet and perform for the faculty. More information:

Ensemble Auditions

Ensemble auditions are held at the beginning of Fall and Spring semesters. More information:

Theory Placement

All new music major students are required to take a music theory placement examination prior to the first day of semester classes. The results of this test may indicate a need for further theory training before entrance into Music Theory I. More information:

Keyboard Proficiency

Music majors are required to pass keyboard proficiency examinations in preparation for their Sophomore review. Students who complete Group Piano I, II, III, and IV with a ‘B’ or higher will fulfill exam requirements. Students who have attained a requisite level of competency in piano may be exempted from group piano coursework through a demonstration of exam requirements. More information:

Degrees & Programs