Department of Music | Mount St. Joseph University
Person playing the violin.

The Department of Music readies you for a music career with broad-based knowledge and performance skills.

A faculty of accomplished performers, composers and teachers guide students. Performance opportunities include vocal and instrumental ensembles and departmental recitals.

Students who successfully complete the music program:

  • Demonstrate performance ability appropriate for the B.A. in music
  • Perform advanced ensemble literature
  • Comprehend various musical genres and stylistic periods
  • Understand theoretical/compositional music concepts and
  • Critically review personal musical/intellectual performance.

Mount St. Joseph University enables students to create music in our bands, ensembles, and choral groups. The Department of Music provides a variety of scholarships and grants to those who qualify. Students can also work with state-of the-art technology and equipment.

The Music Department is committed to training a versatile, competitive and marketable student via a renowned faculty and advanced curriculum. 

Students will have the opportunity to observe and participate in all facets of the music industry; from studio recording to performing in Broadway musicals; from private lesson teaching to professional orchestra rehearsals.  The Department of Music is focused on helping the student be able to make a more educated decision about career goals upon graduation.

2018-19 Mount St. Joseph University Performance Dates:

August

7th, 7 p.m. Cincinnati Metropolitan Orchestra Concert, Theatre

29th Welcome Mass, Mater Dei, Noon, Choir

September

1st Home FB Game, Band

15th Home FB Game, Band

18th Faculty Recital, 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall

October

4th University Singers Concert 7:30 p.m., Mater Dei Chapel

6th BAND DAY and Home FB Game

11th University Band Concert 7 p.m., Theatre

13th Home Football Game, Band

18th Jim Feist Tabla Guest Performer, 6:30 p.m., Recital Hall

November

1st All Saints Mass, University Singers

3rd Home FB Game, Band

10th/11th Lauren Hill Game, Band, at Cintas, TBA

29th Student Recital

December

1st Delhi Parade, Band

1st AUDITION DAY for Majors, Recital Hall, 1 p.m. on

4th University Singers Concert, 7:30 p.m., Mater Dei Chapel

6th University Band Concert, 7 p.m., Theatre

7th Feast of the Immaculate Conception Mass, University Singers

February

5th Faculty Recital 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall

18th AUDITION DAY for Majors, Recital Hall, 1 p.m. on

March

5th University Band Mardi Gras Concert, 7 p.m., Theatre

6th Ash Wednesday Mass, University Singers

7th University Singers Concert, 7:30 p.m., Mater Dei Chapel

April

25th Student Recital 7:30 p.m., Recital Hall

30th University Singers Concert 7:30 p.m., Mater Dei Chapel

May

2nd University Band Concert 7 p.m., Theatre

 

Programs

Leadership

Photo of Mark McCafferty Mark McCafferty

Band Director, Chairperson