Music

The D&E Division of Creative Arts music program seeks to enrich the cultural environment of the campus and the community through courses and performances that help promote cultural literacy, awareness, and appreciation in all who participate.

Three types of course offerings for the music minor lead to the primary goal of musical training and nurturing of the liberal arts student:

  1. lecture-discussion classes in which the student develops intellectual understanding of music;
  2. performance-oriented classes in which the student develops technical music-making skills, and;
  3. laboratory classes in which the student gets “hands-on” experience in certain aspects of music.

Private and class lessons also are available in piano and guitar. Private lessons are offered in voice.

The Davis & Elkins College Concert Choir course is open to all students. The ensemble performs choral repertoire from all styles in Western musical history, and tours local schools and churches.

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