The Department of Music prepares students to teach music at all levels in the schools, to foster the development of musical talent, to provide rich musical experiences for all students, and to contribute to the musical life of the college, community and state.
Students may pursue a bachelor's degree with a Field or Subject Endorsement in Music Education, a major in Music with a concentration in performance, or a concentration in Music Industry. The Music Education and Music Industry programs are career-oriented and provide a solid foundation for success in their respective fields. The Concentration in Music Education and the Minor in Music are optional areas of study for students pursuing other majors.
In Addition to this, the Department of Music Faculty maintains active performing, teaching, and lecture schedules. They appear regularly throughout the region as clinicians, recitalists, guest conductors, and adjudicators. The voice faculty are members of the National Association for Teachers of Singing, the National Association for Music Education (formerly MENC), the Music Teachers National Association, the College Music Society, and the American Choral Directors Association.
Piano & Keyboard FacultyAngela Miller-Niles, DMA - Applied piano; Class Piano; Piano Pedagogy; Music Technology
Philip Pfaltzgraff - Staff Accompanist; Applied Piano; Applied Organ
Undergraduate Piano Audition RequirementsThe Department of Music offers financial aid to music majors through a number of scholarships. An audition is required in order to qualify for a music scholarship. You need not enroll at Wayne State College to audition. The type of scholarship you are awarded is based on your ability and the number of scholarships available. For more information on auditions, contact the departmental office. Any student may also apply for one or more general academic scholarships.
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