Fast Facts

The Sunderman Conservatory by the numbers

  • 3 music degrees: Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Music Education
  • Currently 1 out of every 7 students on campus is involved in the Conservatory - taking a class, participating in an ensemble, or taking private lessons
  • Fall 2010, 182 students registered for applied lessons
  • Approximately 50% of Conservatory students study abroad for a semester
    • Recently, we have had students in Austria, Germany, France, England, Italy, Denmark, Australia, Senegal and Argentina
  • 100% placement in jobs, graduate programs, or professional school for graduates in Music Education
  • 43 of the 103 music majors hold academic scholarships
  • All auditioning prospective students compete for our music awards, the Sunderman Scholarships and the Wagnild Scholarships

Faculty Facts

  • Director - administrative appointment with faculty status as full professor
  • 11 full-time faculty who hold doctoral degrees in their fields
  • 1 full-time coach-accompanist who also teaches applied piano and theory course
  • 1 full-time joint appointment - music librarian and percussion instructor
  • 21 part-time faculty, most of whom are applied instructors and chamber music coaches.
  • All hold graduate degrees and have professional experience in their areas of expertise

Academic Year Number of Majors Degrees offered & number of students in each program
2005 - 2006
(founding year)
37 majors
2006 - 2007 46 majors
2010 - 2011 99 majors
2011 - 2012 103 majors

Reasons to be a Sunderman Musician

  • It's a place for academically engaged musicians
  • You'll get caught up in the creative energy of a growing program with large ambitions
  • An excellent and committed faculty will be there to guide you throughout the four years
  • We provide a remarkable number and variety of performance opportunities
  • You can participate in service learning with a musical twist
  • There are opportunities to pursue interests in composition, ethnomusicology/world music, music history, jazz studies, chamber music, conducting
  • You'll encounter renowned guest artists and lecturers on campus each semester for performances and residencies
  • There are exceptional opportunities for study abroad
  • You'll be able to take advantage of our proximity to Baltimore, Washington DC and NY City for performances and career immersion experiences