Although Purdue is often thought of as strictly a math, science and engineering school, that is not the case. It also believes in developing a thoroughly educated, well-rounded student. Liberal arts, and the creative arts in particular, definitely have a presence here. Albert Einstein himself said, “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music… I see my life in terms of music.” He credited his discovery of the Theory of Relativity not to math or logic but “intuition, and music is the driving force behind this intuition.”*
Several music opportunities await students at Purdue Calumet. The Communication and Creative Arts Department offers the following courses and activities:
MUS 250 – Music Appreciation – a survey of music from its beginning to the present – linking the great composers and their compositions to their historical times.
MUS 203 – Music for Elementary Teachers – offered to Elementary Education majors. This course explores the use of music across the curriculum; introducing future teachers to the methods and resources available to bring music into the classroom.
MUS 290 – Peregrine Instrumental Ensemble – new for Fall 2010. If you play an instrument, this is the group for you! Keep up those playing skills from high school band or orchestra or bring back those skills you thought you’d lost.
PUC Vocal Co. – If you love to sing, the Vocal Co (a.k.a. PVC) is an auditioned, volunteer, vocal ensemble that meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-5:00 in YJean Chambers Hall (SUL353).
(*Both quotations are from PsychologyToday.com/node/40445)