2023-2024 University Catalog 
    Feb 26, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog


Department of Music facilities include a concert hall, a small ensemble rehearsal hall, a composition/recording studio, a music theory lab / piano lab, numerous practice rooms, and classrooms equipped with the latest technology. The department offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in music as well as a minor in music. Courses in theory, composition, conducting, music education, music technology, and music history are available, as well as instruction in piano, voice, orchestral strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion, classical guitar, acoustic guitar, jazz improvisation, and choral and instrumental ensembles. Through the Concert Guild, a classical music series, and Sonoklect, a modern music series, the department makes numerous professional concerts available to the University community each year.

HONORS: An Honors Program in music is offered for qualified students; see department head for details.

Department Head: Gregory Parker


First date is the year in which the faculty member began service as regular faculty at the University. Second date is the year of appointment to the present rank.

Anna Billias, D.M.A.—(2022)-2022
Lecturer of Music and Collaborative Piano
D.M.A., Shenandoah Conservatory

Christopher Dobbins, Ed.D.—(2015)-2022
Associate Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Activities
Ed.D., University of Georgia

Akiko Konishi, D.M.A. —(2021)-2022
Assistant Professor of Music
D.M.A., University of Houston

Shane M. Lynch, D.M.A.—(2009)-2022
Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities
D.M.A., University of Washington

Gregory B. Parker, D.M.A.—(2013)-2022
Professor of Music
D.M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City

Terry Vosbein, D.M.A.—(1996)-2022
Professor of Music
D.M.A., Cleveland Institute of Music

Note: Limits of ten credits in ensemble courses (MUS 108-116) and of nine credits for non-majors and 12 credits for majors from applied music courses (MUS 141, 241, 341, 441) allowable toward a degree. Credits taken in excess of these limits will be treated as repeats of the earliest unrepeated credit of each kind. A fee is charged for applied music; music majors are entitled to take one applied music course per term without charge. One credit is earned for ten 45-minute private lessons and a minimum of five hours practice a week during fall and winter terms and for eight 55-minute private lessons; and a minimum of five hours practice a week during the spring term.

CPD 451, Career and Professional Development Summer Internship (1 credit), is available to those students who desire academic credit for a summer internship in music.