Stillman College offers the Bachelor of Arts in the area of music. The Area of Music provides a program of study that prepares graduates in music to fulfill a wide range of possible roles. Musical training and thorough exposure to the liberal arts curriculum is provided through the College’s required core curriculum, required music courses and elective courses that allow students to explore a variety of subjects in other academic areas.
In addition to providing training for music majors, the Area of Music enriches the lives of non-music majors by providing them with courses that develop their musical interests and talents. The development of student musical skills will broaden their understanding and appreciation of music.
The Area of Music enhances educational and cultural programs at the College by providing
• musical performance opportunities to talented students
• creative musical experiences to enrich the life of the college
• public performances for the surrounding and extended communities
The Area of Music aims for its students to be able to successfully attend graduate programs and/or enter into creative endeavors.
Dr. Luvada A. Harrison is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from the College of Music at Florida State University with his D. M. in Voice Performance with a concentration in Opera. She has been at Stillman for 2 1/2 years. She teaches classes in applied voice, diction, vocal pedagogy, and music appreciation and has been in higher education for 6 1/2 years.
Dr. Hye-Sook Jung is originally from Seoul, South Korea. She graduated from the University of Alabama with her D.M.A in Piano Performance. She has been at Stillman for 4years. she teaches Applied Piano, Class Piano, and Advanced Music Theory and has been in higher education for 5 years.
Dr. Laura Parsons is originally from Pisgah Forest, North Carolina. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with her D.M.A. in trumpet performance. She has been at Stillman for 10 1/2 years (as of the end of 2010). She teaches all Principal Applied Brass lessons, as well as classes in Music History, Fundamentals of Music Theory, African American Music, and other elective music classes. She has been in higher education for 16 years.
Dr. Phillip Todd Westgate is originally from Manhattan, Kansas. He graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with his DMA in Organ Performance and Literature. He has been at Stillman College since 1992. He teachers classes in Music Theory, Piano, Organ and is Director of Choral Activities for the campus.