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Petrie School of Music

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 9 undergraduate majors, 3 certificate programs, and 7 graduate programs — each with an additional 10 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.

CREATIVITY THAT WORKS

Creativity That Works is our initiative to prepare passionate young artists like you for productive careers in the arts. You’ll hone your craft as well as gaining skills in marketing for the arts, portfolio development and career management. Dr. Chris Vaneman, Head of the Petrie School of Music, said “Students today need a comprehensive understanding of how the arts work together in order to be effective advocates for their programs and their art.” Blending your craft with these inter-disciplinary skills will give you an edge when you go to seek jobs and opportunities in the arts world.

A key element to this initiative is the experiential learning requirement. All SOA students will gain professional experience through their choice of internship, faculty-mentored research projects in arts fields, or other opportunities.

Beyond the Classroom

Music Events

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JUN
21
Concerto Competition Finals
JUN
22
Cello Masterclass with Anne Martindale Williams
JUN
22
MasterWorks Faculty Recital
JUN
22
Faculty Recital
JUN
23
String Intensive Program Recital
JUN
23
MasterWorks Festival Orchestra
JUN
23
Festival Orchestra Concert
JUN
29
MasterWorks Faculty Recital
JUN
30
MasterWorks Festival Orchestra
JUL
06
MasterWorks Festival Orchestra
ALL CULTURAL EVENTS