Welcome to Wright State Music
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 world views 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 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 Department 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 and 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.
Chair, Department of Music
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