A Message from the Director

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Music is universal in human culture. It is a medium for expression and communication, a powerful accompaniment of ceremony and work, a pastime that lifts our spirits. Research has repeatedly demonstrated that musical training strengthens mathematical and spatial abilities, and the historical study of music is a window on the fundamental worldviews of the cultures that produced it.

Through technology, music is now accessible to a degree unprecedented in human history; it pervades our lives. The study of music at the college level is multifaceted. Performance and teaching require technical skill developed in a rigorous sequence, carefully honed musicianship, thorough knowledge of styles and repertoire, and facility in the use of electronic and computer technology. The Wright State University School of Music offers a curriculum designed to prepare students for careers as performers, teachers, and community leaders. Wright State music graduates are successful in a variety of music-related fields such as teaching privately, in the public schools, and in colleges and universities; performance as professional singers, instrumentalists, and conductors; creating music as composers and arrangers; and administration of musical and cultural organizations and institutions.

When you come to Wright State to study music, you will develop a variety of essential musical skills, and you will discover new worlds of cultural expression and communication.

Randall S. Paul, D.M.A.
Director, School of Music