Albert Einstein 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.”*

The Department of Communication and Creative Arts offers students an opportunity to study the aesthetics and practice of music. Courses offered include:

MUSIC 25000 – Music Appreciation – a survey of music from its beginning to the present – linking the great composers and their compositions to their historical times.

MUSIC 20300 – 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.

MUSIC 29000 – 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).

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