May 23, 2019  
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog


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225 Swope Music Hall


The Slippery Rock University Department of Music is committed to providing learning experiences to meet the current and future needs of today’s student. We recognize the unique power of music to express emotion, to teach, to foster communication, to access memories, to motivate, to initiate movement, and to provide enrichment for the community-at-large. The department will provide an environment for serious study and musical performance as we prepare our students for successful careers in music education, music therapy, and performance.


Colleen Gray

Laurel Patterson

James Berry, Warren Davidson, Cassandra Eisenreich, David Glover, Colleen Gray, Susan Hadley, Nicole Hahna, Jonathan Helmick, Jason Kush, Kathleen Melago, Christopher Scott, 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.

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