Music Majors: In addition to the B.A. currently offered in music, two new music B.A.s will be offered with concentrations in Sacred Music or Jazz Studies. The Sacred Music concentration will prepare students to become church music directors while also receiving a solid curricula from the current music program. The Jazz Studies concentration will focus on performing jazz music with courses like jazz improvisation while also studying jazz’s history and composition. Make sure to read our exclusive interviews with Director of Music and Associate Professor, Father Charles Jurgensmeier and coordinator for the new concentration in Jazz Studies, Anthony Molinaro.
Dance Major: Offering a conservatory level dance training while still allowing for students to pursue an Ignatian liberal arts curriculum, this new Dance major will include the most significant element of conservatory training: a daily ballet class. Additional course work will be offered in modern dance following the technique and theory of Doris Humphrey, pointe, jazz dance, dance physiology, and much more. Classic and contemporary pieces will be performed by majors as well as new works by expert choreographers. Be sure to check out our exclusive interviews with Director of Dance, Sandra Kaufmann, and dance faculty member, Randall Newsom!