MUSIC AT JUDSON: A WORLD-CLASS EXPERIENCE
The Judson College motto, "Knowledge and Faith for a Purposeful Life", expresses the strengths of the Music Department. Come for a visit to experience what we offer!
Judson students, whether music majors, minors, or just music lovers, quickly discover the difference a liberal arts college makes.
Judson's Music Department is a place where any avenue of your musical expression will find an opportunity to blossom.
Judson - a place where you receive encouragement and interaction daily with the music faculty. We're truly family within the larger Judson family. Here you are much more than a number. We are committed to helping you develop your music potential. Each student is special. It's not about competition but becoming your best.
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Judson's distinguished faculty, while widely experienced performers, are strongly committed to teaching. Music majors, minors, as well as those just interested in improving performance skills study not with a teaching assistant but with faculty. They care about what's happening in your life.
Faith is important to the faculty and not just a ministry relegated to student life. Our faculty will help you discover God's purpose for your life. They understand you are unique and encourage you to reach your full potential.
Perform on world-class instruments Pianists perform on our new Hamburg Steinway D concert grand piano selected by Dr. Betty Campbell and others at the Steinway factory in Hamburg, Germany in March 2004. You will perform in the beautifully restored Alumnae Auditorium (1903), which seats 900 people. The acoustics of the piano and hall are widely acclaimed.
Most pianists rarely, if ever, have the opportunity to perform on the harpsichord but at Judson, students are encouraged to perform on the beautiful, William Dowd double keyboard harpsichord (Boston, 1985).
Even if you are not an organ major, you can still study organ and experience playing on our Flentrop (Holland, 1979) ten rank, two manual tracker organ as well as learning to use the latest MIDI technology on our two manual Allen MDS-36 digital organ.
The Judson Singers, Faith ensemble, and Handbells Ensemble regularly perform both on and off campus.
The Judson Singers performed concerts in Carnegie Hall in 2003 and 2005. Our 2007 tour included both singing and participating in ministry and missions opportunities in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas.
In Spring 2009, the choir toured Savannah, Ga., making frequent stops throughout the state of Alabama to sing on their way, and in 2010, they toured the east coast.
Judson Singers - open to any student, non-auditioned and touring
Faith - auditioned vocal ensemble, performs frequently off campus
Handbells - open to all students, non-auditioned and touring
Band - in conjunction with Marion Military Institute
Brass and Wind Ensembles - according to student availability
Musicals Every year, you will have an opportunity to be a part of a musical theatre experience, whether sponsored by the Drama Department, Music Department or Delta Omicron Music Fraternity. Past musicals presented include:
Oliver, Amahl and the Night Visitors, The Sound of Music, The Music Man, Nunsense, Oklahoma, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Hansel and Gretel, and Broadway galas.
Outstanding graduates include:
Titilayo Adedokun, Second-runner-up Miss America, Opera Scholarship winner Milan, Italy, opera and concert singer in Europe
Melissa Bryant, Contemporary Christian artist
Rebecca Sawyer, organist and assistant choir-master, First Presbyterian Church, Midland, TX
Irene Jordan, Metropolitan Opera
Betty Sue Shepherd, Pianist, former Professor at Samford University
Kathleen Seymour, music theatre
For further information, contact:
Dr. Jonathan Brown
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