Emerson College

Emerson College

Since 1880, the visionary leaders who built Emerson College have been inspired by the highest educational aspirations. They have envisioned higher education as more than pure scholarship, but rather an immersive preparation for meeting human needs and launching brilliant artistic careers. Think about this: Emerson was founded as a school of oratory, elocution, and dramatic art—and now marvel at how the College has flourished over the years as a hub of educational innovation. Emerson offered the first collegiate-level program in children’s theater (1919), created the first course of journalism in the 1920s, offered professional training in speech pathology in the ’30s, developed one of the first undergraduate programs in broadcasting and broadcast journalism, launched the first educational radio station in the 1940s, and later added a television station in the 1950s.

George Mason

George Mason University

Today, we are the largest public research university in Virginia with four campuses in Virginia and one in Songdo, Korea. We have grown to more than 37,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Our commitment to serving our students, community and the world is having a measurable impact.
But let’s take a moment to step back, take a breath, and highlight some of the defining events in Mason’s history.

Christopher Newport University

Christopher Newport University

At Christopher Newport University we care about minds and hearts. Our primary purpose is to form good citizens and leaders. We believe real success is a life well lived. We want our students to choose to live lives of meaning and consequence and purpose. We call that a life of significance. Because we care about minds, our curriculum is based on the liberal arts and sciences. We emphasize the study of leadership and have developed a nationally respected President’s Leadership Program. Our core curriculum is rigorous, cited by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni as the strongest core curriculum of any public college or university in America.
Areas of Study  
   
Bachelor of music The primary emphasis is on developing the skills and knowledge to function as a teacher, performer or composer. Areas of concentration include choral and instrumental pre-certification, composition, and performance.
Bachelor of arts Provides fundamental knowledge of written and aural skills, the history and development of music, and performance. The concentration in music studies serves students seeking a broad program of general education rather than intense specialization in the undergraduate years
Composition  
Creative Studies  
Music Studies  
Performance  
Pre-Certification – Music Education  
Ensembles