Austin College offers a full music major and minor within the framework of the liberal arts degree. We also provide the same opportunities for non-majors to study and perform .
Why is AC Music for you?
- All classes, lessons, and ensembles are taught and directed by professors. No grad students!
- Freshmen and non-majors have the same opportunities as upperclass majors and minors. No freshmen or non-major ensembles.
- Learn from professors who are also performers and scholars.
- Scholarships are available for all qualified students regardless of major.
Because of our small-school approach, your studies are tailored to both your current and future interests. Whether you plan to teach in the public schools or go on to graduate work, we will guide you toward the kind of coursework that will help you make that happen. Our graduates are out in the world working in areas such as:
- Music Education
- Music Therapy
- Music Theory
- Church Music
- Music Business
- Arts Management
- Media and Recording Arts
Plus, the music major or minor has been combined with every other major on campus as well as being a popular option for pre-med and pre-law students. Interested in ethnomusicology? How about a double major in music and anthropology? Music therapy? Try psychology and music with courses in biology and sociology. Envision a career in the music industry? How about some combination of music, media, and business?
If you would like more information about music at AC, please feel free to email:
Dan Dominick (dept chair, orchestral music, history, piano)
Wayne Crannell (choirs, voice)
Ricky Duhaime (chamber music, winds, cello)
Alan Harkey (bands, low brass)
John McGinn (theory/composition)
Cathy Richardson (chamber music, high strings)
Sylvia Rivers (voice, music ed)
And if you don't see your specific area, email Dan Dominick who can provide the information you need.