The Fulton School of Liberal Arts
Department of Music

About the Department

Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree Teacher Certification

Minor in Music Ten Most Asked Questions Audition Requirements

Scholarship Information Faculty Ensembles Performance Calendar

The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra The Salisbury University Wind Ensemble


The Salisbury University Department of Music, a division of the Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts, provides students with a creative outlet and the opportunity to become involved in campus life through participation in performance ensembles or applied study. The Department of Music fosters student abilities to utilize their intellectual capacities in diverse settings; develop critical thinking in performance and in the classroom; examine their own and other cultures; and integrate the learning experience with music into other academic areas of interest. The department serves as a foundation for specialized concentration in music and embracing student interests that go beyond the scope of their regular academic life. The Department of Music is dedicated to helping students embrace the importance of placing emphasis on performance as well as classroom instruction to develop a comprehensively prepared musician/teacher; to place music in a historical, theoretical and aesthetic context within the educational/teaching environment; and to effectively communicate and demonstrate cognitive knowledge, psychomotor skills and the aesthetic nature of music.

All course offerings are open to Non-majors who follow the necessary prerequisites for entry into each course. Inclusive to the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music, the Department of Music also offers a comprehensive Minor in Music. Qualified student may also receive State-approved certification for Teacher Education through the education track offered in conjunction with the Department of Education in the Seidel School of Education and Professional Studies.

A variety of ensembles and applied study opportunities, both vocal and instrumental, are offered to allow students the freedom to select a medium which appeals to their individual interests and talents. These same opportunities are available for the community performer as well as accelerated public school student who seeks additional performance study through the university's advance placement program.

As active members in one or more of the University's performance organizations non-majors benefit from the fellowship of other musicians, the continued study of music literature, and the aesthetic satisfaction gained through quality performance experiences. Music majors continue to strengthen their knowledge and enhance their performance abilities in preparation for their chosen profession, graduate school, or as part of a life-long learning experience.

SU students have also been enriched by the availability of professional artists and ensembles such as the Annapolis Brass Quintet, and pianist Mark Clinton who served as artists) in-residence at Salisbury University. Other guest artists have included french horn performer Arthur Brooks; Hungarian composer and pianist Kamillo Lendvay; composer Peter Westergaard; the Moody Blues, pianist Thomas Mastroianni; vocalists Sandra Jarrett, Susan Bender, and Leneida Crawford; the Western Wind Vocal Ensemble; composer and conductor Vaclav Nelhybel; the Peabody Conservatory Symphony Orchestra; tuba artist Kelly O'Bryant; trumpet artist Daniel Orban - USNA; the United States Army Jazz Band; the United State Army Field Band and Soldiers Chorus; and the Julliard Performance Series ensembles and soloists.

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