Wayne State University

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Mondays at The Max with Wind Symphony, Trumpet Ensemble and Choral Showcase
April 21 2014 at 7:30 PM
Max M. Fisher Music Center
Department of Music Wind Symphony, Trumpet Ensemble and Choruses perform at the Max M. Fisher Music Center.  Douglas Bianchi, conductorWendy K. Matthews, conductorMark Flegg, conductor, conductorAndrew Kreckmann, conductor   Cost: $15 general admission, $5 for WSU students, $10 for non-WSU students. Friends of Music supporters recieve 50% off of the ticket price.
Student Recognition and Awards Ceremony Celebrating 2013-2014 Graduates and 2014-2015 Honor Award Recipients
April 25 2014 at 7:30 PM
Schaver Music Recital Hall
Department of Music Student Recognition and Awards Ceremony celebrating 2013-2014 graduates and 2014-2015 honors award recipients
Shane Lawrence, Junior Recital - trumpet
April 28 2014 at 5:00 PM
Schaver Music Recital Hall
Shane Lawrence presents his junior recital. 
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The Department of Music

The Department of Music cultivates music as a contemporary and global art, grounded in a long historical tradition, by combining higher education with professional training and experience for its undergraduate and graduate/professional students.

The Department offers students of music opportunities to learn, grow, and develop their skills and disciplines in an urban cultural setting. With close proximity to Detroit's cultural center, students have access to the resources of such premiere institutions as the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Detroit Public Library, the Detroit Opera House, and Orchestra Hall. The long historical relationship between the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Department allows students to study and coach with exceptional guest artists and resident artist-faculty who are specialists in all musical styles and media.

Building on the strengths of its geographic and cultural setting, the Department maintains public access to its performances and degree programs, offers high-level professional and academic standards and unique creative and scholarly opportunities appropriate to a large research university, and cultivates a deep aesthetic understanding of music in our students and the larger urban arts community.

Wayne State University
1321 Old Main
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Phone: (313) 577-1795
Fax: (313) 577-5420


Due to overwhelming interest, the Department of Music has added an additional audition day for Fall 2014 admission:
May 8, 2014

To register, please visit the admissions link at the top left of your screen