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Music Studies at Eureka College
Courses in music provide opportunities for enrichment through a variety of musical experiences, including classroom study, group and private lessons, and ensemble participation. The major in Music serves as a foundation for further study in graduate school and for careers in performance, composition, and education. Music majors choose either the Performance Emphasis track or the Non-Performance Emphasis track. The music minor, combined with a major in Business Administration or Communication, offers opportunities for careers in arts management, music broadcasting, and music business.
Vocal performance and the vocal arts at Eureka
The Eureka College Music Department offers co-curricular opportunities to all members of the campus community through participation in two performance ensembles.
What Makes the study of music at Eureka College so unique?
- Regular opportunities for performance concert tours both domestic and international.
- Regular opportunities for performances at both Regional and General (National) Assemblies of the Christian Church.
- Regular opportunities to be instructed by highly regarded performers/educators in their respective fields.
- Regular opportunities for non-majors to participate in performance ensembles or schedule private studio lessons.
The Eureka College Chorale
The Eureka College Chorale is an auditioned mixed chorus of 80–85 men and women dedicated to the performance of a wide variety of European and American choral music – sacred, secular, and popular. The college chorale’s musical sensitivity, energy, and unique sound is a testament to the dedication and talent of its singers. Membership in the chorale is open to all students at Eureka College, regardless of class year or major; the most important prerequisite is that singers are willing to learn and dedicate themselves to choral performance excellence. Rehearsals are held on MWF from 3–4 pm. The Eureka College Chorale has conducted concert tours in Canada, New England, England, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. The next European Concert Tour will take place in May of 2014. New singer auditions are held at the beginning of each semester and consist of a ten-minute session with Dr. Joseph D. Henry, Associate Provost and Director of Choral Activities.
The Eureka College Chamber Singers
The Eureka College Chamber Singers is a mixed chorus of 18–20 auditioned voices that specializes in chamber choral and vocal works from the Renaissance era to the contemporary period. In addition to local performances the Chamber Singers have toured domestically and internationally where they have established a reputation of excellence in choral music performance. In early December, the Eureka College Chamber Singers annually present the very popular and highly successful, Renaissance Christmas Dinner in the Terrill Rooms of the Donald B. Cerf Center. The Chamber Singers rehearse on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4:00-5:15 P.M. Membership is open to all Eureka College students through audition. Prerequisite: Continued membership in the Eureka College Chorale.
Explore a major in Music
Major in music with performance emphasis |Major in music with non-performance emphasis | Major in music with teacher certification (K–12) | Major in elementary education with music specialization | Minor in music | Pre-Music Therapy | Arts Administration
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