225 Swope Music Hall
The Slippery Rock University Department of Music will provide creative learning experiences to meet the current and future needs of our diverse population. The department will provide numerous musical opportunities for our students and foster connections with the community-at-large which promote a lifelong learning environment.
James Berry, Warren Davidson, David Glover, Colleen Gray, Susan Hadley, Stephen Hawk, Maribeth Knaub, Nanette Solomon, Stacey Steele, Glenn Utsch
“The contract for my first job was signed and approved a month before I graduated because Slippery Rock University prepared me to teach, to learn, and to live as a competent, productive citizen. Five years later, I am happily and successfully teaching music and directing high school bands in the same school district.”
Tonia Asel ’95
Music Education/Performance Major
The Department of Music offers students the opportunity to focus their studies on education, therapy, performance, or a combination of these majors. Courses include study in applied music performance, music literature, music theory and composition, music education, music therapy and a variety of instrumental and vocal performing ensembles. Students electing courses in music will develop performance skills and interests and a greater perception of their musical heritage and environment. The music major may look forward to careers in private teaching, performance, music education, or music therapy.
Mu Phi Epsilon is an international, professional music fraternity that seeks to advance music in America and throughout the world, the promotion of musicianship and scholarship, loyalty to the Alma mater, and the development of true bonds of friendship. Election to Mu Phi Epsilon is based upon scholarship, musicianship, character and personality. Membership is offered to music majors and minors who are in their second semester and have attained specific standards in the above areas. The Delta Mu chapter at SRU, founded in 1994, sponsors concerts and provides many services within the music department.