Department of Music

The Department of Music provides a challenging yet supportive environment to students of wide-ranging experiences and accomplishments for the purpose of guiding and preparing them for a lifetime of musical exploration, ranging from casual but informed listening to intense graduate study and musical career paths.

Our faculty are not only excellent teachers, but also have successful careers in the music industry. Sitting on their shelves are awards that include NEA grants, teaching excellence awards, Grand Prix du Disque, along with U.S. and Latin Grammys. Their performances and original compositions can be heard on numerous albums and DVDs, and they have performed in prestigious concert halls around the world with the some of the greatest artists in their field.

The Department also employs an accomplished group of Artists-in-Residence who provide our students with private instrument and voice instruction.

We are committed to providing the intellectual tools and experiences necessary to be successful in the 21st century. Central to this success is our close collaboration with our students and our ability to draw upon our many colleagues in the field to offer internship- and work-related opportunities.

We hope you enjoying learning more about the exciting activities that are taking place in the Department of Music.


Erin Holmquist-Squires
Administrative Assistant
Peasley Center for Music
562.464.4592 (fax)