Higher Studies in music

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.