Who are we?
Well, that depends on who you are. More than 10% of Austin College students play, sing, and study music at Austin College, but many of them are non-music majors. There are opportunities to participate in ensembles, take courses, and study your instrument regardless of your other academic interests.
For the major or minor, there are classes and performance opportunities designed to make music a part of your goals and prepare you to make real contributions to the world of music. Not sure about studying music? Did you know that music majors are the most likely group of non-science grads to be admitted to medical school?
During 2017-18, The Austin College A Cappella Choir celebrates its 7th decade under its 5th director. There has been vocal music at Austin College since the 1890s when three students and their faculty adviser would travel to concerts aboard the “Interurban” train that ran down the center of Grand Avenue all the way to Dallas. Along… [Read More]
QUICK ANSWERS… New students who want to play or sing need to audition. Scholarship students have been assigned to an ensemble, but you still need to audition for placement. Placement auditions take place Sat Aug 18 through Wed Aug 29. Sign up and audition in Craig Hall. Singers do not have to prepare anything in… [Read More]
The Sherman Symphony Orchestra, directed by Austin College professor Daniel Dominick, is a crucial piece of the Austin College Music Department’s desire to provide the highest quality performing experiences for A.C. students. While the SSO is made up of professional musicians from north Texas, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Oklahoma, there are a significant number of Austin… [Read More]
Austin College’s vocal jazz ensemble, The Consort. Members of the group at the time were: Daniel Blackwell (’15) Kellie Day (’15) Rebecca Hardegree (’15) Travis Kannarr (’16) Sarah Klawun (’18) Deepika Mannem (’16) Kusha Mohammadi (’15) Katie Nicholas (’15) Phillip Peterman (’15) Karos Torres (’15) Wayne Crannell (director) About the Group The Consort was formed… [Read More]
Continuing this summer as faculty and orchestral principal with the annual Austrian Classical Music Festival (Eisenstädter Sommerakademie), Dr. Duhaime will be a featured soloist in the Opening Convocation as well as appearing as guest soloist with the resident Kismarton String Quartet. Dr. Duhaime will also conduct movements of the Serenade, K 375, by W.A. Mozart for… [Read More]