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The BYU School of Music Welcomes New Faculty for Fall 2018
Dan Bryce is the newly appointed Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Brigham Young University. He greatly enjoys teaching and has previously held positions at Utah Valley University and Snow College. Professionally, Dan has worked as a freelance musician in Boston, Seattle, and Utah. Read more.
Jason Bergman will be joining the music faculty of the Brigham Young University School of Music as Associate Professor of Trumpet in August 2018. He currently is trumpet professor at the renowned University of North Texas College of Music, and during summers, he is a faculty member of the Idyllwild Arts Chamber Festival.
Darren Bastian will join the music faculty at Brigham Young University in August 2018 as Assistant Professor of Percussion. He is a proud alumnus of BYU and a skilled percussionist whose teaching experience includes both higher education and secondary schools. Read more.
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.
Celebrate Musical Artistry
Collaboration and artistic cooperation
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 at Classical 89
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