Almost half of the BA in Music students pursue double majors in disciplines that range across the spectrum of the sciences, humanities, and social sciences.
More than 50 students minor in music in combination with a major in another field.
On average, 1 out of every 7 students on campus is involved in the Conservatory - taking a class, participating in an ensemble, or taking private lessons.
Participation in the Conservatory performance ensembles is open by audition to all students on campus.
Conservatory students are engaged internationally.
Approximately 50% of Conservatory students study abroad for a semester. Recently, we have had students in Argentina, Austria, Denmark, England, France, Germany, Ghana, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Madagascar, Senegal, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
Other global experiences include faculty-led summer immersion trips to Bali, Indonesia to study Gamelan, Sicily to study voice, and Germany to study violin and string performance.
Our ensembles also tour internationally. Recent tours include a College Choir tour to Nicaragua, a Wind Symphony tour to China and Singapore, and a Jazz Ensemble tour to Istanbul for the Istanbul Jazz Festival.
100% placement in jobs, graduate programs, or professional school for graduates in Music Education.
35% of music majors hold music or music+merit scholarships.
All auditioning prospective students compete for our music awards: the Sunderman Scholarship, the Wagnild Scholarship, and the Patrick Grant.
46% of music students hold merit awards, including the Abraham Lincoln Scholarship, the Presidential Scholarship, the David Wills Scholarship, and the 1832 Founders Scholarship.
Fall 2010, 182 students registered for applied lessons
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
23 adjunct faculty, most of whom are applied instructors and chamber music coaches.
All hold graduate degrees and have professional experience in their areas of expertise.
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.