The Music Program at Eastern provides theoretical and experiential opportunities which emphasize the history, theory, performance and criticism of music and musicians from both Western and non-Western traditions. Music classes allow students to learn critical and analytical thinking, written and verbal communication skills, as well as creative expression. In addition, students engage in advanced training through practica, independent studies, internships, a senior capstone course, and study tours.
The Music Program presents a full season of concerts, solo and ensemble recitals, and is often host to guest artists and ensembles, all of which expose our students and audience members to the diversity of styles, eras, and practices of a global society. A strength of the program is that core courses in music performance, music theory and music history are conducted in ways which make connections with other areas of the arts, culture, and society. The breadth of knowledge which comes from a broad, liberal arts focus in music studies has been recognized as a powerful tool in being prepared for the challenges that are inevitable in a rapidly changing world.
Music @ Eastern in the Community
The Music Program at Eastern is committed to engaging with the campus and local communities through our programming and outreach initiatives. At the center of this mission is the belief that all Music Program concerts and events should be free for all Eastern students, faculty, and community members. Examples of these free events include our Brown Bag Recital Series, Guest Artist lecturers and presentations, Faculty Recitals and University Ensemble Concerts. Click HERE to view a complete list of our concerts and events!
This past year, the Music Program has engaged with the local and regional community through a number of events, including school-aged outreach events on-campus, a Saturday voice workshop that drew High School students from across Connecticut, and concerts and assemblies at local schools.
If you are interested in having one of our ensembles visit your school, camp, or after-school program please contact any member of the Music faculty!
Upcoming Events: Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado (45-minute production)
Presented by students in Eastern’s Opera Workshop and Eastern Chamber Singers, this program is perfect for families and children in grades 4-12. Contact Emily Riggs or David Belles for more information!