ChooseWhy Choose This Program?
Why Study Music at Goucher?
Goucher’s music minor helps students follow their passion within music and connect that passion with other disciplines. A student can pair the music minor with any major in order to hone their skill and explore their journey as an artist. This interdisciplinary approach to music study allows students the opportunity to tailor the minor to their needs.
LearnWhat Will You Learn?
What Will You Learn?
Students study composition, music theory, musicianship, and music history while honing performance skills, instrumental and/or vocal. With exceptional and dedicated faculty, students are encouraged and challenged to see the world from new perspectives and develop their passions as artists. Courses use a 21st-century approach to help students find new ways to create and perform music, linking musical skills to students’ experience and interests.
DoWhat Will You Do?
What Will You Do?
Vocal performance opportunities include the Goucher Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop, which presents staged opera and musical theatre scenes and full-length works, as well as the Goucher Choral Society and Chamber Singers, which perform multiple times a year, host a yearly choral festival, collaborate with many regional ensembles, and have performed at Carnegie Hall. Instrumental performance opportunities include the Goucher Jazz Ensemble, which performs concerts twice a year, and the Goucher College Orchestra, which performs its own programs, and joins in collaboration with other ensembles. In class, you will explore your creative side as you study music theory through composition, sharpen your musicianship skills, and discover the world’s musical traditions.
Jennifer Blades, Instructor of Music, Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop
Jeffrey Chappell, www.jeffreychappell.com
Mathew Lane, Instructor of Music, Sight-Singing, Piano Lessons
Andrew Stewart, Instructor of Music, Opera and Musical Theatre Workshop and Choral Accompanist, https://andrewstewartpiano.com
Lisa Weiss, Professor Emerita, Piano and Basic Piano class
Jason Widney, Instructor of Music, Vocal Diction, Voice Lessons, www.widneybaritone.com
Andrew Bernstein, Academic Director, MFA in Digital Arts, Computer Music
Private Lesson Instructors:
Timothy Anderson, Cello
Karen Bakkegard, Horn
Jennifer Blades, Voice
Phil Bonsiero, Accordion
Jeffrey Chappell, Piano
Wes Crawford, Percussion, www.wescrawford.com
David Evans, Mandolin
Gene Griswold, Bassoon
Mary Hamlin-Spencer, Organ
Heather Haughn, Violin
Edna Huang, Clarinet, www.ednahuang.com
Rhoda Jeng, Piano
Jake Kohlhas, Guitar
Mathew Lane, Piano
David LaVorgna, Flute
Nick Mazziott, Trombone
Shelia Nevius, Saxophone
Michael Polonchak, Viola
Jacqueline Pollauf, Harp, www.jpharp.com
Laura Russ, Bass
Jay Walton, Tuba
Lisa Weiss, Piano
Jason Widney, Voice, www.widneybaritone.com
Steve Yankee, Guitar, steveyankee.com
Goucher College music minors use study abroad as an integral component of their studies. Some choose to pursue semester long programs that afford them the opportunity for fieldwork and research on topics of their interest. Others choose to participate in Goucher College Intensive Course Abroad (ICA) courses, sometimes in addition to semester long study. Many students work with research and ideas generated by their study abroad in subsequent study in Baltimore, in internships, and in their Capstone projects. Regardless of the type of program, students gain a global perspective that enhances their course of study.