Graduate Conservatory Virtual Drop-In Week
Monday, November 15 — Friday, November 19, 2021
Thanks to all who joined our Graduate Conservatory Virtual Drop-In Week! We had such a great time connecting with prospective
graduate students and allowing them to virtually experience a selection of graduate courses, schedule individual meetings with faculty in their
program of interest, and meet with graduate admissions. Check out all the week had to offer below.
Missed a Session? Catch up here.
Monday, November 15
Welcome Session Recording:
Tuesday, November 16
Information Session Recording:
Thursday, November 18
Conservatory Virtual Tour:
Based on your instrument/area of interest, contact the faculty listed below to arrange a meeting that fits your schedule and theirs. Depending on the individual professor’s availability, certain meetings may need to be scheduled for later weeks.
|Instrument/Area of Interest||Faculty||Title||Contact Information|
|Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba||Dr. Jeff Cortazzo||Adjunct Associate Professor, Tromboneemail@example.com|
|Bassoon||Dr. Ryan Romine||Associate Professor, Bassoon; Assistant Dean for Recruitmentfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Cello||Julian Schwarz||Assistant Professor, Celloemail@example.com|
|Choral Conducting||Dr. Matthew Oltman||Associate Professor, Voice; Director of Choral Activitiesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Clarinet||Garrick Zoeter||Anna Lee van Buren Endowed Chair in Clarinet; Coordinator of Winds and Percussion; Professor, Clarinetemail@example.com|
|Classical Guitar||Julian Gray||Distinguished Artist-in-Residence, Guitar; Director of Guitar Studiesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Composition||Jonathan Newman||Director of Composition; Coordinator of New Music; Associate Professor, Compositionemail@example.com|
|Double Bass||Dr. Donovan Stokes||Coordinator of Strings; Professor, Bassfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Flute||Jonathan Snowden||Professor, Fluteemail@example.com|
|French Horn||Geoffrey Pilkington||Adjunct Associate Professor, Hornfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Harp||Lynnelle Ediger||Adjunct Associate Professor, Harpemail@example.com|
|Music Education||Dr. Stephanie Standerfer||Director of Music Education; Professor, Music Educationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Music Therapy||The Music Therapy faculty will host a group information session on Thursday. Please see the schedule for more details.|
|Oboe||Stephen Key||Adjunct Assistant Professor, Oboeemail@example.com|
|Orchestral Conducting||Jan Wagner||Conductor; Director of Orchestral Studies; Professor, Conductingfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Percussion||Dr. Karlyn Viña||Assistant Professor, Percussionemail@example.com|
|Performing Arts Leadership & Management||David Edelman||Director of Performing Arts Leadership & Management Program; Professor, Performing Arts Leadership & Management||https://dedelman1.youcanbook.me/ Insert “prospective student” in purpose of meeting|
|Piano*||Dr. Alexander Bernstein||Coordinator of Conservatory Teaching and Graduate Assistantships; Associate Professor, Pianofirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Saxophone||Dr. Timothy Roberts||Chair of Instrumental Division; Coordinator for Conservatory in the Community; Professor, Saxophoneemail@example.com|
|Tenor Trombone||Dr. Matthew Niess||Director of Brass Studies; Artist-in-Residence, Trombonefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Trumpet||Mary Bowden||Assistant Professor, Trumpetemail@example.com|
|Viola||Doris Lederer||Director of Chamber Music; Professor, Viola and Chamber Musicfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Violin||Akemi Takayama||Victor Brown Endowed Chair in Violin; Associate Professor, Violinemail@example.com|
|Voice Pedagogy*||The Voice Pedagogy faculty will host one group meeting on Wednesday and will not be arranging individual appointments. Please see the schedule for more details.|
|Voice Performance*||Dr. Fotina Naumenko||Assistant Professor, Voicefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Wind Conducting||Dr. Tim Robblee||Director of Bands; Associate Professor, Conductingemail@example.com|
*Faculty member listed for piano, voice performance and voice pedagogy is the primary contact, but meetings may be with other faculty based on availability.
Learn more about what each class has to offer below! Zoom links will be made live the day of the session.
Monday, November 15
9:00am-10:15am | Music Therapy with Older Adults with Dr. Meadows and Guest Presenter
In this course, students develop a comprehensive understanding of the music therapy discipline and profession.
11:00am-12:15pm | Psychology of Music with Dr. Leonard
In this course, students develop an understanding of the physiological, neurological, psychological, developmental and social foundations of music. This includes auditory processing and music perception, music cognition, developmental foundations of music learning, and disorders specifically related to music perception and processing.
Wednesday, November 17
10:00am-11:40pm | Repertoire for the Singing Teacher
with Dr. Green
This course provides a survey of standard vocal repertoire appropriate for teaching singing in class settings and to individual voice students of all ages.
11:00am-12:15pm | Researching Popular Music with Dr. Tierno
This seminar serves as an introduction to musicological literature on popular music while exploring selected cultural and stylistic movements such as the impact of Beatlemania, the development of heavy metal music, and gender issues in popular music.
12:30pm-3:30pm | Advanced Choral Conducting with Dr. Oltman
Study and interpretation of the standard choral repertoire. Two credits.
1:00pm-2:40pm | Renaissance Humanism/Sacred Polyphony
with Dr. Ruth
This class explores the effect of Renaissance humanism on polyphonic composition. As scholars and thinkers began to turn away from Christian models of symbolism and received authority and toward models rooted in the philosophies of the Ancient Greeks, new ideas about human and artistic experiences resulted in new musical practices.
3:00pm-4:00pm | Voice Pedagogy Meet & Greet with Dr. Green
Attend to meet voice pedgaogy faculty and learn more about the MM and DMA programs.
3:00pm-4:30pm | Music Therapy Practicum with Professor Landless
Mental Health Practicum: The integration of music therapy knowledge and skills in pre-internship clinical settings associated with mental health and medicine/rehabilitation.
5:00pm-6:15pm | Anatomy/Function Singing Voice with Dr. Meyer
This course places emphasis on the analysis of teaching problems and the development of vocal technique through the study of anatomical structures and physiological mechanisms as applied to singing.
Tuesday, November 16
12:00pm-12:50pm | Instrumentation with Professor Newman
Principles and techniques for use of orchestral instruments. Study of ranges, voicings, timbre and idiomatic characteristics is supported by practical scoring for each group and for various combinations of all instruments and voicings.
Thursday, November 18
12:00pm-12:45pm | Graduate Music Therapy Information Session
Attend to meet music therapy faculty and learn more about the MMT and PSC programs.
Friday, November 19
9:00am-10:40am | Songwriting with Adjunct Instructor Sharpless
This course explores the art and craft of songwriting. It includes the study of lyrics, rhythm, melody, harmony and song structure. Students develop creative songwriting projects in a variety of styles.
11:00am-11:50am | Composer Forum with Professor Newman
This course provides group instruction designed to work in tandem with private applied lessons in music composition.
Graduate Admissions Events
The Graduate Admissions Team will host events throughout the week to meet with students and answer your questions. From a welcome on Monday, two information sessions with Conservatory faculty during the week, a virtual Conservatory tour on Thursday, and an open drop-in Q&A session on Friday for individual conversations, we hope you’ll take the time to meet us and have your questions answered! The Zoom links will be made live the day of the session.
Monday, November 15, 9:00am-9:30am | Welcome to Graduate Conservatory Virtual Drop-In Week!
Tuesday, November 16, 12:00pm-1:00pm | Graduate Admissions Conservatory Information Session
Wednesday, November 17, 5:00pm-6:00pm | Graduate Admissions Conservatory Information Session
Thursday, November 18, 5:30pm-6:00pm | Graduate Conservatory Virtual Tour
Friday, November 19, 10:00am-2:00pm | Graduate Admissions Drop-In Virtual Questions & Answers