One of the lasting traditions of Brigham Young University is its strong cultural emphasis and support of the fine arts. Today the BYU School of Music continues this tradition as it leads toward a bright future.
The School of Music welcomes its newest faculty member, Dr. Joshua Lindsay, who will serve as Opera Theatre Director beginning Fall 2017. Dr. Lindsay received a Bachelor of Music degree from Utah State University, a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, and a Doctor of Music degree from Indiana University. He was a young artist with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Utah Festival Opera, and a resident artist with the Nevada Opera. At the collegiate level, Dr. Lindsay taught group voice and private voice at Indiana University and directed the opera program at the University of Nevada, Reno.
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Thousands applauded last semester in the de Jong Concert Hall, while more than twelve thousand others cheered at the same time in fifty other countries. Thanks to BYU School of Music’s new streaming system, anyone around the world with Internet can join the audience for many of our events.
The new experience provides three high-definition cameras, each equipped with the ability to zoom in, pan out and switch angles. These effects are hand-operated to provide a personalized tour of each performance while highlighting individual performers. Read more >>>>
The School of Music celebrates musical artistry and understanding as core elements of the human experience, crucial components of a liberal education, and central aspects of a spiritual life.
In the School of Music, students learn self-expression and self-discipline through rigorous practice and passionate performance. They develop an acute sensitivity for collaboration and artistic cooperation through intensive ensemble work. In the study of music theory and history, students learn to hear and appreciate various musical languages, distinguish nuances of style, and discern the connections between musical developments and their cultural contexts.
Students learn in a variety of situations: private lessons, small seminars, multimedia labs, ensembles, recitals, and lectures. They are encouraged to participate actively in the vibrant musical environment of the School of Music by attending concerts, lectures, and workshops, and by contributing to a student culture of independently motivated artistic engagement. These experiences foster a holistic approach that embraces academic rigor, artistic intuition, creative ambition, physical grace, and expressive eloquence.
The Music Dance Theatre, a nationally accredited course of study leading to a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at BYU, is an interdisciplinary, limited enrollment program designed to train young performers for a career in musical theatre and related performance disciplines.
Performing Arts Management is the managing agency for BYU’s performing companies and functions in professional as well as educational circles. The touring program typically has 400 performances each year, reaches 140 cities in 20 countries annually, and appear before millions on foreign and domestic television.
Group for New Music features student and faculty performers and conductors presenting the prominent works of our time. The concerts frequently include World and US premieres of BYU faculty compositions, and provide students with an excellent opportunity to experience music at the cutting edge.
BYU Opera Theatre is the longest continuing opera training program west of the Mississippi. Fall semester features a full opera production, with opera scenes in the winter, and a chamber opera each spring. The Opera Workshop class provides additional training in skills for performance and interpretation.
BYU School of Music On-Air features the BYU Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Singers, Concert Choir, Men’s and Women’s Choruses, and other select faculty and student performers.
Weekdays at 1 and 8:30 pm (MDT)
on 89.1 FM or online at www.classical89.org/streaming