Welcome to the Music Department

The Music Department offers courses of study leading to the degrees of Master of Arts, Doctor of Church Music, Doctor of Musical Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy. In addition, three professional Master of Arts degrees are offered that combine musicology with sub-specializations in music communications, arts administration, and information management.

All programs are designed with an emphasis upon music within its interdisciplinary, cultural, and intellectual context. Our programs combine the comprehensive study of music literature, historical styles, and performance practices with the most recent analytical methodologies. The Doctor of Church Music and the Master’s degree with a concentration in Church Music are offered in cooperation with the Claremont School of Theology.

In addition to more conventional degree programs (Musicology, Performance, Composition), the Department of Music offers a degree in Historical Performance Practices, supported by a large collection of period instruments—harpsichords, a fortepiano, chamber organ, and various string/wind instruments—and the longstanding, internationally recognized departmental journal, Performance Practice Review.

Our facilities include a smart classroom and a recording/composition studio. The department also sponsors a public concert series that includes weekly faculty, guest artist, and student recitals.

Chair: Robert Zappulla
925 N. Dartmouth Avenue • Claremont, CA 91711 • 909-607-3289 • Fax 909-607-3694

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Robert Zappulla

Fred W. Smith and Grace Hobson Smith Chair in Music
Chair, Music Department

 

Music Department Faculty
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Peter Boyer

Professor of Music
Helen M. Smith Chair in Music

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Nancy van Deusen

Professor of Music
Louis and Mildred Benezet Chair in the Humanities

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Robert Zappulla

Fred W. Smith and Grace Hobson Smith Chair in Music
Chair, Music Department