Listen to Dr. Al Harrison, Professor of Music and Department Chair, as he discusses how Taylor prepares music students for a successful and creative career in this new millennium.
How does growing your skills and your faith sound?
Do you have a passion for music, as evidenced by your participation in choir, band, music ministry or theatre? Are you considering a career as a professional singer, composer, pianist, music teacher, music manager or music minister? Graduates of Taylor University’s music program go on to become leaders in all these fields and more.
You will be trained in music theory and ear training, and our instruction is based on your individual needs and is highly oriented to technology applications. As a freshman, your curriculum has introduction to music courses designed to transition you into serious music study including exposure to ideas about the performing arts and culture, Christian applications to career options and foundational materials filling in gaps that may exist in your background.
As a music major, you will receive a full hour of applied lessons each week with a professional musician who is a specialist in their area of study. After four years, you will have experience with professional faculty, excellent facilities and equipment and you will be among those who have won awards in competition and have traveled abroad to engage the world with music. You will also have the opportunity to network with alumni who are passionate about helping you grow in your skills and faith.
Take the Next Step
All You Need Is Love is the theme of the Taylor University Chorale and Taylor Sounds Chamber Ensemble Annual Valentine Event, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 13.
On February 6 and 7 at 8:00 p.m., in Taylor University’s Butz Carruth Recital Hall, Taylor University Opera Theatre presents Gian Carlo Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, joined by members of the Taylor Sounds Chamber Ensemble. This opera, with its touching story about the generosity of a poor shepherd boy and the impact of Jesus’ coming, has become a beloved standard in the opera repertoire.
Award-winning mezzo-soprano Cheryse McLeod Lewis will present Then Sings My Soul, a solo performance of inspirational American music, Monday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m., in the Rediger Chapel/Auditorium on the Taylor University campus.