的 音乐 Program in the Fine and 表演艺术 Department at Massachusetts College of Liberal 艺术s offers a 音乐浓度 and 音乐小 within the Performing 学位.
MCLA's music faculty maintains that music education within the context of a Liberal 艺术s 教育 is one of the best paths for music 21世纪的学习. Recently, 的 College 音乐 社会 released a manifesto for progressive change in the undergraduate preparation of music majors:
的 creative and expressive dimensions of music have been progressing rapidly over 过去的几十年. Factors include an expanding, interconnected global society with its cross-cultural influences, crossover stylistic expressions, electronic as well as acoustic performance and production, advances in technology, access and transmission afforded by the internet and digital media, and growing creative impulses for many real-world musicians in the form of improvisatory and compositional endeavors. 的 task force sees these evolutionary changes in two ways: 1) as untold opportunities for musicians to embrace the ubiquity of music interest and fascination across wide segments of populations and society; and 2) as a return to certain fundamentals of musical understanding, craft, and artistic expression that have been largely absent from longstanding models of music curriculum and teaching in our colleges and universities.
的 MCLA music faculty believes that the music student who has the fundamentals of musical understanding, craft and artistic expression, coupled with a creative expression developed in the larger Liberal 艺术s design has greater opportunities than ever before for careers, advanced degrees and further application of their acquired skills from higher education and specifically from MCLA.
Students can purse several different degree options in 音乐 including:
MCLA offers a wide variety of courses in music, performance opportunities for solo and ensemble participation and preparation for internships, graduate programs and 就业.
For more information contact Department Chair 杰罗姆Socolof or Department Administrative Assistant Terrie普拉特