Music

Refining Skills ...
                    Inspiring Performances ...
                                        Fulfilling Careers.
 

The music students and faculty of Western State Colorado University are passionate about making music. Graduates from Western excel as teachers, graduate students, working musicians, and as professionals in the music industry due in large part to the wide range of experiences they enjoyed at Western.

Small class sizes and a dedicated faculty provide a unique environment for Western music students to find their niche in the music world. Nestled in the beautiful Gunnison Valley, the Western State music program is able to attract renowned artists to perform and engage with students. Ensembles from within the program also travel extensively around Colorado and beyond, serving as both ambassadors for the university and providing a means for students to experience the growth of the music business firsthand. Come and enjoy the Western experience with us!

You’ll learn how to perform on stage as a solo artist and as a member of an ensemble. We’ll provide you with a strong background in music, including the history of different musical traditions, music theory from past to present, and recording and technology in music.

After Graduation

Graduates of Western Music are prepared to enter graduate school or work as teachers, performers, or in the business of music.

In addition to conventional tracks, such as performance, business and education, our students prepare to pursue careers in music therapy, the recording and film industry, music libraries, music publishing, musicology, ethnomusicology and musical theater.

More about the Western Music Program

Learn about or Boston Brass Music Camp and how to participate this coming summer.

Some of our performances are available on our YouTube channel.

Western State Colorado University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

 

Courses

 MUS 0 - CONCERT CONVOCATION ATTENDANCE (0 credits)

Designed to encourage concert and convocation attendance as a means of learning about music literature and style, performance practice, and topics of interest to musicians. Attending 75% of the posted events in each semester (as either listener or performer) qualifies as a 'Satisfactory' grade. Graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory only.

 MUS 100 - FUNDAMENTALS OF MUSIC GAH1 (3 credits)

An introduction to music literacy and theory. Students acquire basic skills of reading, writing, and performing music and gain an understanding of scales, intervals, chords, and transposition. The course is open to students with little or no musical background.

 MUS 101 - ORCHESTRA (1 credits)

Open to all who play orchestral instruments and who wish to experience playing orchestral music. The course includes the study and performance of orchestral literature.

 MUS 102 - SYMPHONY BAND (1 credits)

Open to all who play band instruments. The course includes the study and performance of symphonic band literature. Membership is open to Music majors and non-Music majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time.

 MUS 102 - VARSITY BAND (0.5 credits)

Open to all who play band instruments. The course includes the study and performance of symphonic band literature. Membership is open to Music majors and non-Music majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time.

 MUS 104 - CONCERT CHOIR (1 credits)

An opportunity for participation in a vocal ensemble. The Western Concert Choir performs choral masterworks from all historical periods of music and also performs major works as part of the Western College-Community Choir. Membership is open to Music majors and non-Music majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time.

 MUS 121 - DIXIELAND COMBO (0.5 credits)

Designed to give the student-musician rehearsal and performance experience in the area of ensemble and chamber music. Includes the Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String, and Jazz Ensembles, as well as Chamber Singers, and additional small ensembles. Membership is open to Music majors and non-Music majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time.

 MUS 121 - FLUTE CHOIR (0.5 credits)

Designed to give the student-musician rehearsal and performance experience in the area of ensemble and chamber music. Includes the Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String, and Jazz Ensembles, as well as Chamber Singers, and additional small ensembles. Membership is open to Music majors and non-Music majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time.

 MUS 121 - JAZZ BAND (1 credits)

Designed to give the student-musician rehearsal and performance experience in the area of ensemble and chamber music. Includes the Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String, and Jazz Ensembles, as well as Chamber Singers, and additional small ensembles. Membership is open to Music majors and non-Music majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time.

 MUS 121 - JAZZ COMBO (0.5 credits)

Designed to give the student-musician rehearsal and performance experience in the area of ensemble and chamber music. Includes the Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String, and Jazz Ensembles, as well as Chamber Singers, and additional small ensembles. Membership is open to Music majors and non-Music majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time.

 MUS 121 - PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (0.5 credits)

Designed to give the student-musician rehearsal and performance experience in the area of ensemble and chamber music. Includes the Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String, and Jazz Ensembles, as well as Chamber Singers, and additional small ensembles. Membership is open to Music majors and non-Music majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time.

 MUS 121 - PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT (0.5 credits)

Designed to give the student-musician rehearsal and performance experience in the area of ensemble and chamber music. Includes the Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String, and Jazz Ensembles, as well as Chamber Singers, and additional small ensembles. Membership is open to Music majors and non-Music majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time.

 MUS 121 - SAXOPHONE QUARTET (0.5 credits)

Designed to give the student-musician rehearsal and performance experience in the area of ensemble and chamber music. Includes the Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String, and Jazz Ensembles, as well as Chamber Singers, and additional small ensembles. Membership is open to Music majors and non-Music majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time.

 MUS 121 - STRING ENSEMBLE (0.5 credits)

Designed to give the student-musician rehearsal and performance experience in the area of ensemble and chamber music. Includes the Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String, and Jazz Ensembles, as well as Chamber Singers, and additional small ensembles. Membership is open to Music majors and non-Music majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time.

 MUS 121 - CHAMBER ENSEMBLES (0.5 credits)

Designed to give the student-musician rehearsal and performance experience in the area of ensemble and chamber music. Includes the Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String, and Jazz Ensembles, as well as Chamber Singers, and additional small ensembles. Membership is open to Music majors and non-Music majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time.

 MUS 121 - CHAMBER SINGERS (1 credits)

Designed to give the student-musician rehearsal and performance experience in the area of ensemble and chamber music. Includes the Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String, and Jazz Ensembles, as well as Chamber Singers, and additional small ensembles. Membership is open to Music majors and non-Music majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time.

 MUS 130 - THEORY OF MUSIC LAB II ( credits)

Designed to enhance and build on the musical skills and knowledge learned in MUS 128 and MUS 129 and develop those areas of musicianship through performance (voice and keyboard) and dictation. This course builds on knowledge of diatonic triads with the inclusion of inversions, non-chord tones, and diatonic seventh chords. (Offered spring) Prerequisites: MUS 128 and MUS 129 with minimum grades of 'C.' Corequisite: MUS 131.

 MUS 131 - THEORY OF MUSIC II ( credits)

A study of musical analysis, notation, and composition. This course builds on knowledge gained in MUS 128 and MUS 129 and introduces non-chord tones

 MUS 140 - INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC GAH1 ( credits)

A study of the elements of musical structure designed to form a basis for intelligent listening. Music is selected to illustrate representative styles of music from different historical periods and world cultures. Required of Music majors and minors during their freshman year.

 MUS 173 - PIANO CLASS (1 credits)

Beginning piano.

 MUS 180 - PIANO-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction.

 MUS 181 - ORGAN-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction. Prerequisite: at least four years of private piano study.

 MUS 182 - VOICE-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction.

 MUS 183 - VIOLIN-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction.

 MUS 184 - VIOLA-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction.

 MUS 185 - CELLO-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction.

 MUS 186 - CONTRA BASS-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction.

 MUS 187 - FLUTE-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction.

 MUS 188 - OBOE-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction.

 MUS 189 - CLARINET-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction.

 MUS 190 - BASSOON-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction.

 MUS 191 - SAXOPHONE-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction.

 MUS 192 - TRUMPET-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction.

 MUS 193 - FRENCH HORN-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction.

 MUS 194 - TROMBONE-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction.

 MUS 195 - BARITONE-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction.

 MUS 196 - TUBA-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction.

 MUS 198 - PERCUSSION-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction.

 MUS 214 - BRASS METHODS (W LAB) ( credits)

Designed to cover basic performing skills and teaching techniques for all brass instruments. Emphasis is on application in the elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Offered in alternate years (fall 2009).

 MUS 217 - VOICE METHODS (W LAB) ( credits)

A study of tone production, breathing as applied to singing, attack and release, muscular control, posture, and vocal health. Special exercises adapted to individual needs of pupils and simple English songs are sung in the class. Emphasis is on basic skills and techniques for use with young voices in the elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Offered in alternate years (spring 2014).

 MUS 240 - PM: AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC ( credits)

A study of a specific perspective or repertory of music and its relationship to other aspects of musical culture. Historical, sociological, and multicultural influences and implications, are also considered. The course may be taken two times (with different titles) for credit.

 MUS 245 - HISTORY OF ROCK AND ROLL ( credits)

An introductory course emphasizing the history and development of Rock and Roll music. The growth and development of major historical periods of rock music and related styles will be explored through the study of historical, social, political and cultural influence. Music is selected to illustrate representative styles of music from different historical periods of Rock music and culture.

 MUS 301 - ORCHESTRA (1 credits)

Open to all who play orchestral instruments and who wish to experience playing orchestral music. The course includes the study and performance of orchestral literature. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 302 - SYMPHONY BAND (1 credits)

Open to all who play band instruments. The course includes the study and performance of marching and symphonic band literature. Membership is open to Music majors and non-Music majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 302 - VARSITY BAND (0.5 credits)

Open to all who play band instruments. The course includes the study and performance of marching and symphonic band literature. Membership is open to Music majors and non-Music majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 304 - CONCERT CHOIR (1 credits)

An opportunity for participation in a vocal ensemble. The WSC Concert Choir performs choral masterworks from all historical periods of music and also performs major works as part of the WSC College-Community Choir. Membership is open to Music majors and non-Music majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 312 - INTRO TO MUSIC TECHNOLOGY (1 credits)

Designed to acquaint students with music technology hardware (including MIDI – Music Instrument Digital Interface) and a variety of software programs to enhance learning, teaching and performing situations at all ages and levels. Students have the opportunity to work with available equipment. Offered in alternate years (fall 2013). Prerequisite: MUS 100 or MUS 129 with a minimum grade of “C” or instructor permission.

 MUS 321 - FLUTE CHOIR (0.5 credits)

Designed to give the student-musician rehearsal and performance experience in the area of ensemble and chamber music. Includes the Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String, and Jazz Ensembles, as well as Chamber Singers and additional small ensembles. Membership is open to Music Majors and non-Music Majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 321 - JAZZ BAND (1 credits)

Designed to give the student-musician rehearsal and performance experience in the area of ensemble and chamber music. Includes the Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String, and Jazz Ensembles, as well as Chamber Singers and additional small ensembles. Membership is open to Music Majors and non-Music Majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 321 - JAZZ COMBO (0.5 credits)

Designed to give the student-musician rehearsal and performance experience in the area of ensemble and chamber music. Includes the Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String, and Jazz Ensembles, as well as Chamber Singers and additional small ensembles. Membership is open to Music Majors and non-Music Majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 321 - PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE (0.5 credits)

Designed to give the student-musician rehearsal and performance experience in the area of ensemble and chamber music. Includes the Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String, and Jazz Ensembles, as well as Chamber Singers and additional small ensembles. Membership is open to Music Majors and non-Music Majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 321 - PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT (0.5 credits)

Designed to give the student-musician rehearsal and performance experience in the area of ensemble and chamber music. Includes the Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String, and Jazz Ensembles, as well as Chamber Singers and additional small ensembles. Membership is open to Music Majors and non-Music Majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 321 - SAXOPHONE QUARTET (0.5 credits)

Designed to give the student-musician rehearsal and performance experience in the area of ensemble and chamber music. Includes the Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String, and Jazz Ensembles, as well as Chamber Singers and additional small ensembles. Membership is open to Music Majors and non-Music Majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 321 - STRING ENSEMBLE (0.5 credits)

Designed to give the student-musician rehearsal and performance experience in the area of ensemble and chamber music. Includes the Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String, and Jazz Ensembles, as well as Chamber Singers and additional small ensembles. Membership is open to Music Majors and non-Music Majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 321 - CHAMBER ENSEMBLES (0.5 credits)

Designed to give the student-musician rehearsal and performance experience in the area of ensemble and chamber music. Includes the Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String, and Jazz Ensembles, as well as Chamber Singers and additional small ensembles. Membership is open to Music Majors and non-Music Majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 321 - CHAMBER SINGERS (1 credits)

Designed to give the student-musician rehearsal and performance experience in the area of ensemble and chamber music. Includes the Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String, and Jazz Ensembles, as well as Chamber Singers and additional small ensembles. Membership is open to Music Majors and non-Music Majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 321 - DIXIELAND COMBO (0.5 credits)

Designed to give the student-musician rehearsal and performance experience in the area of ensemble and chamber music. Includes the Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, String, and Jazz Ensembles, as well as Chamber Singers and additional small ensembles. Membership is open to Music Majors and non-Music Majors by audition. Credit is determined by the type of ensemble and amount of rehearsal time. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 352 - HISTORY OF MUSIC I ( credits)

A study of the development of music from Antiquity through the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Emphasis is placed on acquaintance with the music literature of successive periods. Offered in alternate years (fall 2009). Prerequisites: Music major or minor status

 MUS 380 - PIANO-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 382 - VOICE-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 383 - VIOLIN-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 384 - VIOLA-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 385 - CELLO-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 386 - CONTRA BASS-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 387 - FLUTE-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 388 - OBOE-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 389 - CLARINET-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 390 - BASSOON-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 391 - SAXOPHONE-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 392 - TRUMPET-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 393 - FRENCH HORN-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 394 - TROMBONE-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 395 - BARITONE-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 396 - TUBA-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 398 - PERCUSSION-PRIVATE LESSONS ( credits)

Private instruction. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing

 MUS 400 - SENIOR RECITAL SENIOR PROJECT (0 credits)

Students demonstrate competency in an area of performance, research, composition, or music technology. Senior projects may include a research project, composition, music technology project, or non-credit internship. Graded Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory only. Prerequisite: senior standing and consent of faculty advisor.

Scholarships

Scholarships associated with academic programs usually have a specific scholarship application form that can easily be obtained by contacting that academic program's office or visiting that academic program's web page. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid office at 970.943.3085 or 800.876.5309.

 Alumni Music Scholarship Fund

Available to:
Both resident and non-resident students. Must have applied and been accepted by Western and the Music program. Must be a full-time student majoring in one of the areas of music offered by the Western State Colorado University Department of Music.

Provided by:
Alumni of Western State Colorado University Department of Music.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western State Colorado University Department of Music.

Application:
Contact the Department of Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-3093 - Quigley Hall 101

 Anne, Lisa Memorial Scholarship

Available to:
Music majors or minors who can demonstrate financial need, a high grade point average, and composition ability.

Provided by:
Lisa's father, Mr. Jim Harmon.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Jim Harmon and the Music Department Faculty

Application:
Contact the Department of Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-3093 - Quigley Hall 101

 Annin, Leora (Cooper) Memorial Scholarship

Available to:
Music majors at Western State Colorado University. Applicant must be a full-time student, a junior or senior and recommended by one or more Western music faculty. Award is based on musical ability, academic achievement, leadership, and involvement in college and community affairs.

Provided by:
Family and friends to perpetuate the memory of Leora Annin, who was a life-long friend of Western State Colorado University.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western State Colorado University Department of Music.

Application:
Contact the Department of Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-3093 - Quigley Hall 101

 Ash, Rodney String Scholarship

Available to:
Full-time music major with preference to strings and a secondary preference to keyboards. GPA of 3.0 or better. Must participate in private music lessons and an appropriate large ensemble.

Provided by:
Ann Ash to honor Rodney, former Chair of Music Department.

Amount:
Depending on funds available.

Selected by:
The Western State Colorado University Music Dept. faculty.

Application:
Contact the Department of Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-3093 - Quigley Hall 101

 Damson, F. George Music Award

Available to:
Winner of the Damson Music Performance Competition. Contestants perform for 20 minutes (5 min. memorized) on Damson recital. Must be music majors who are enrolled in at least 12 credit-hours at Western.

Provided by:
Mr. Damson’s daughter, Mary Kay Arbuthnot, and family.

Amount:
$500 cash prize awarded after student performs a solo recital within one year of winning contest.

Selected by:
Western State Colorado University Music Faculty members.

Application:
Contact the Department of Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-3093 - Quigley Hall 101

 De Koevend, Mabel Memorial Music Scholarship

Available to:
Student must have a GPA of 2.5, have been accepted to Western, be a music major, and be a Colorado resident.

Provided by:
Family members of Mabel de Koevend.

Amount:
Awards depend on funds available.

Selected by:
Western Music Faculty.

Application:
Contact the Department of Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-3090 - Quigley Hall 101

Other:
Scholarship may be renewable.

 Heiny, Lloyd Memorial Music Scholarship

Available to:
Full-time students with a declared or a plan to declare a Music major. Must have a 3.0 GPA or better and proven music abilities, skills, and promise as observed by Western Music faculty. Must participate in musical organizations associated with their major performance medium.

Provided by:
Dorothy Dye Heiny to celebrate her late husband Lloyd.

Amount:
Depending on funds available.

Selected by:
Western Music Faculty.

Application:
Contact the Department of Art and Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-3093 - Quigley Hall 101

 Johnson, Bruce Memorial Scholarship

Available to:
Colorado residents who have been accepted for admittance to Western or a full-time Western student; a minimum 2.5 high school GPA. Must be enrolled in band at Western while receiving the scholarship.

Provided by:
Family and friends of Bruce who died suddenly during his freshman year. Since Bruce was unable to fulfill his dreams, the family wishes to help other students achieve their goals.

Amount:
$2,000 for one academic year.

Selected by:
Western Music Faculty.

Application:
Contact the Department of Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-3093 - Quigley Hall 101

Other:
Recipient must maintain a 2.5 GPA at Western in order to qualify for subsequent payments during the year.

 Killian, David and Shirley Music Scholarship

Available to:
Music majors, must be enrolled full-time, obtained a 3.0 cumulative GPA and be an active participant in the Department of Art and Music activities and organizations.

Provided by:
Shirley Killian, a graduate of Western State Colorado University (B.A. in Education, 1940) and her late husband, David who earned both his B.A. (Music Education, 1939) and M.A. (Education, 1946) degrees from Western State Colorado University.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western State Colorado University Music Faculty.

Application:
Contact the Department of Art and Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-3093 - Quigley Hall 101

 Kincaid, John & Georgie Instrumental Music Scholarship

Available to:
Full-time students at Western who can demonstrate financial need and have musical ability/promise. Must also be a full-time participant in the Symphonic Band or Orchestra.

Provided by:
John and Georgie Kincaid and friends.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western Music Faculty.

Application:
Contact the Department of Art and Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-3093 - Quigley Hall 101

 Milheim, Wayne H. Scholarship

Available to:
Full-time students majoring or minoring in music, preference given to incoming freshman who have been accepted, however all may apply. Students must be recommended by one or more members of the Western music faculty.

Provided by:
Wayne Milheim, a long time friend and philanthropist to the Western State Colorado University Music Department, who received his B.M. degree from the Chicago Conservancy of Music in 1950 and his M.A. from Western State Colorado University in 1966.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western State Colorado University Music Faculty.

Application:
Contact the Department of Art and Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-3093 - Quigley Hall 101

 Porter, Marjorie Memorial Music Scholarship

Available to:
Full-time, vocal music major; must maintain a 2.5 GPA or greater.

Provided by:
Her husband, other family members and friends to perpetuate her memory. Marjorie Porter, a graduate of Western State Colorado University, was involved in the College and Gunnison community for more than fifty years. A talented musician, writer, and artist, she maintained a life-long interest in vocal music performance.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western State Colorado University Department of Music.

Application:
Contact the Department of Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-3093 - Quigley Hall 101

 Ranson, Jean Vocal Music Scholarship

Available to:
Full-time students, vocal music majors who are outstanding Western State Colorado University sophomore or junior students. Must demonstrate unique talents in voice performance.

Provided by:
Family and friends as a memorial to Jean who participated in and supported a variety of choral and concert activities in Gunnison for many years.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western Music Faculty.

Application:
Contact the Department of Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-3093 - Quigley Hall 101

 Redding, Edwyl Memorial Piano and Organ Scholarship Fund

Available to:
Western State Colorado University students pursuing instruction in piano or organ. Must be a full-time student.

Provided by:
A bequest in Miss Redding's estate and from gifts from former students, colleagues, and friends. Edwyl Redding was one of Western's most loved music professors. She joined the faculty in 1918 and for the next 42 years she played a significant role in the development of the College. Professor and administrator, Ms. Redding's legacy to Western include two musical compositions, "Alma Mater- Western State Colorado University of Colorado" and "Ode To Western," the official hymn of the University.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western State Colorado University Department of Music.

Application:
Contact the Department of Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-3093 - Quigley Hall 101

 Rule-Vouga, Marguerite Memorial Music Scholarship

Available to:
Music majors who will have obtained sophomore or junior status. Must maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 and participate in performing organization or music activity. Preference shall be given to students with a vocal music emphasis.

Provided by:
Mrs. Marguerite Rule.

Amount:
Award depends on availability of funds.

Selected by:
Western State Colorado University Music Department Faculty.

Application:
Contact the Department of Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-3093 - Quigley Hall 101

 Turner, Les Music Scholarship

Available to:
Full-time Western student, sophomore standing or higher, who is a full-time participant in Symphonic Band, Orchestra, or Concert Choir. Recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.0 and have musical ability/promise. Financial need will be considered.

Provided by:
Les Turner

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western Music Faculty.

Application:
Contact the Department of Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-3093 - Quigley Hall 101

 Walker, Charles R. Jr. Memorial Music Scholarship

Available to:
Full-time Western student majoring in and dedicated to music. Recipient must maintain a GPA of 3.2 and demonstrate financial need.

Provided by:
Family and friends of Charles R. Walker Jr.

Amount:
Award depends on funds available.

Selected by:
Western Music Faculty.

Application:
Contact the Department of Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-3093 - Quigley Hall 101

 University Performing Arts Scholarship

Available to: Colorado resident, full-time entering (freshman or transfer) student, Minimum 3.0 GPA and ACT 20/SAT 950

Provided by:  Colorado General Assembly

Amount:  Award depends on funds available.

Selected by: Western Music Faculty.

Application:  Contact the Dept. of Music for scholarship application and deadline information. (970) 943-3093 - Quigley Hall 101

Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Chair Department of Music
B.M., Brigham Young University; M.M., University of North Texas; D.M.A., University of Oklahoma-Norman.
Phone: (970) 943-3023
Office Location: Quigley Hall 208
Assistant Professor of Music
B.A., University of Georgia, M.M., University of Georgia, D.M.A., University of Kansas
Phone: (970) 943-3012
Office Location: Quigley Hall 203
Associate Professor
B.M., Illinois Wesleyan University; M.A., Universityof Iowa; D.M.A., University of Kansas.
Phone: (970) 943-3034
Office Location: Quigley Hall 206
Senior Lecturer in Music
B.M., University of Nebraska at Omaha; M.M., University of Texas at Austin.
Phone: (970) 943-2162
Office Location: Quigley Hall 209
Emeritus Professor of Music
B.M.E., Illinois Wesleyan University; M.A., M.F.A., D.M.A., University of Iowa.
Phone: (970) 943-3054
Office Location: Quigley Hall 210
Professor of Music
M.M., Indiana University of Pennsylvania; J.D., University of Wyoming; B.M.E., University of Northern Colorado; D.M.A., University of North Texas.
Phone: (970) 943-2169
Office Location: Quigley Hall 201