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Department of Music2019.09.03
Department of Music
  In 2006, the department was renamed to the Department of Music due to its reorganization in accordance with the transformation of the University from a teachers’ college to a higher-level comprehensive education institute. The Department of Music provides a well-designed curriculum that helps advancing students with both academic and performance related abilities. The department has large classrooms containing high quality audio and video equipment and grand pianos; 3 research studios for graduate students; threerecital halls; 1 ensemble classroom; 1 computer lab; 52 practice rooms (23 with grand pianos and 3 with two grand pianos); 1 FazioliConcert Grand piano; various percussion instruments and many orchestral string, wind and brass instruments. In addition to the music library located in the department’s main office, the university’s main library is equipped with numerous music scores, books, professional magazines, recordings and other valuable music sources. Bachelor of Arts in Music (B.A.): This is a liberal arts degree program with a broad curriculum that includes standard music history, theory courses and various other courses, which diversify into many required and elective courses. Applied musical performance is offered in areas such as piano, vocal, strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass) woodwinds (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon), brass (trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba), percussion, and composition. Students are widely engaged in various ensemble opportunities such as chorus, symphony orchestra, and chamber music ensembles.    Traditionally, this program has contributed to the preparation of elementary school teachers. Today, students can pursue diverse directions such as performance, composition, music business, music technology, and other related areas. Master of Music (M.M.) Master of Arts (M.A.): These programs provide education with in-depth training and experience in three areas of concentration: music performance and composition, music education, and musicology. Major areas of study for music performance that are available include piano, voice, woodwind, brass, string, and music composition. The study in each of these areas aims to improve student’s expertise in handling instructional challenges and musical demands. Future Development: (1)Cultivate professional music teachers with either educational related or performance related competencies. In most cases, students graduating from our undergraduate and graduate programs are at the level of professional music teachers for elementary schools. (2)Develop independent research abilities of students in the musical field.(3)Prepare students to enter the highly diverse and competitive music market, such as orchestra performing, private teaching, music therapy, music publishing, music technology and music business managing.(4)Prepare students to engage in community music promotion works.(5)Encourage students to participate in national/international professional music organizations