For more than a century, the Petrie School of Music has been a beacon for passionate musicians and a standard-bearer for artistic excellence. A founding member of the National Association of Schools of Music (way back in 1928!) the Petrie School hosts around 200 concerts every year — fully staged operas, a world-class chamber music series, symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, choirs, and dozens of student recitals.
No matter what your musical passion, you'll find a path to your professional future at Petrie. We offer no less than 12 undergraduate majors and 6 graduate programs -— each with an additional ten subspecialties! And our artist faculty of specialists plus our student:teacher ratio of 7:1 ensure that your unique gifts and goals will be cultivated by professional mentors of the highest order.
Petrie School of Music faculty members Sarah Johnson, Susan Lyle and David Berry traveled to German for the Festwoche Klassicher Musik Oppenau in September. Lyle and Johnson joined violinist Michael Klett and pianist Thomas Strauss in the première of Berry's seven-movement Kleine Weisheiten ("Little Wisdoms") for mezzo-soprano, violin, viola and piano. The work was performed in two cities, Oppenau and Offenburg. Two newspaper articles and an excellent review of the Oppenau concert appeared in the Mittelbadische Presse. While there, Berry took a three-day pilgrimage to hear a rarely-performed Richard Strauss opera in Munich, visit the Strauss villa and conduct some research at the Richard Strauss Institute in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and tour Richard Wagner’s theater, home and grave in Bayreuth.