Music

Departmental Website

http://www.eiu.edu/music/

Overview

The Department of Music offers a Teacher Certification Option for those who wish to become teachers in public or private schools, and a Performance Option for those who wish to develop performance skills sufficient to enter the performance profession or for graduate level study in performance. Students in both options study music theory, music history and literature, music technology, conducting, solo and ensemble performance, and music pedagogy. Those in the Teacher Certification Option also complete a sequence of education courses.

Option(s)

Performance, Teacher Certification

Concentrations

Performance: Instrumental, Performance: Keyboard, Performance: Voice, Performance: Composition, Performance: Jazz Studies, Teacher Certification: Instrumental, Teacher Certification: Vocal, or General Music

Hours Required

121 - 137

Departmental Honors Program

Yes

Four Year Degree Plan

http://www.eiu.edu/~music/academics_undergraduate_program.php

Graduate Degree Opportunities After Graduation

Music performance, music education, musicology

Course Catalog Listing

http://catalog.eiu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=24&poid=3492 (Performance Option)
http://catalog.eiu.edu/preview_program.php?catoid=24&poid=3493 (Teacher Certification Option)

Typical Starting Positions

Public and private school teaching k-12, music store studio teaching, music performance with orchestras, bands and choirs

Well Known Companies that Hire EIU Graduates

Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus, Paris School District, Neoga School District, Metropolitan Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Charleston School District, Louisiana State University, Ball State University, York University,

Notable Graduates

Matthew Polenzani (Metropolitan Opera), Ryan Hourigan (Ball State University), Rachel Kramer (Ohio Independent Music Teacher of the Year), Brian Shaw (Louisiana State University),

Scholarship Listing

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Al & Vesta Rundle Scholarship
Alan R. Aulabaugh Music Scholarship
Balsaar & Ruth Bubeck Scholarship
Brian Reed Excellence in Jazz Annual Scholarship
Carolyn Shores Cook & Allyn Cook Memorial Scholarship
Charles L. and Kathryn Joley and Family Deans Scholarship in Education
Department of Music Grant-in-Aid Award
Department of Music Talented Student Award
Dorothy & DuWayne Hansen Music Scholarship
Dr. Barbara L. Hill Memorial Scholarship
Dr. John Guckert Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Kenneth E. Hadwiger Foreign Cultures Award
Dr. Robert and Lourdine Webb Piano Scholarship
Errett and Mazie Warner Presidential Award in Music
Eunice W. Dougherty Scholarship
Gary A. & Marilyn J. Gerdt Music Scholarship
George Westcott Band Award
Helen J. Krehbiel Music Education Scholarship
J. Robert Pence Memorial Scholarship
John & Bina Jo Walters Music Scholarship
John F Sellers Memorial Music Scholarship
L. Joyce Taylor Student Teaching Scholarship
Leo J Dvorak Memorial Award
Louise C Miller Music Scholarship
Maharg Vocal Music Fund
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To search for scholarship opportunities please visit http://www.eiu.edu/scholarships/

Faculty Listing

http://eiu.edu/music/personnel.php

Faculty Research Interests

New music for violin and cello, vocal literature of women composers, Franco Donatoni's later chamber music style, the use of chamber music in instrumental music curricula, 19th and 20th century female bands, gender research in music education, latin music genres, vocal influences on Robert Schumann's cello concerto

Media Links

http://www.youtube.com/user/panthermarchingband?feature=mhum

Music, Doudna Fine Arts Center 2620
Contact Name: Dr. Jerry Daniels
Contact Email: music@eiu.edu
Web: http://www.eiu.edu/music/