Music, Concentration

Beginning with the Western sacred music tradition, the concentration in music at the University of Dallas encourages interest and proficiency in music by organizing courses into a coherent set of experiences. It requires at least nine academic credits in music history, theory and electives, as well as at least six credits from applied music, both ensemble and private lessons.

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 The University offers a music concentration and ensures the presence of music on its campus through regular music programs and a variety of activities arranged by the Music Department. The UD Chorale is widely recognized for its quality and performs repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to contemporary works. Applied lessons in piano, voice, violin, viola, cello, guitar and organ are available and instruction in other instruments can be arranged through the Music Office. Opportunities for performance include monthly student recitals, special concerts, Lyric Theater productions, liturgies and campus visit weekends. Additionally, guest artist performances at UD provide the opportunity for students to hear world-class musicians on campus and students can attend concerts in the Dallas- Fort Worth area, arranged through the Music Department. The goals of the Music Department are to provide students with opportunities to explore and create music from a variety of genres and to prepare those students who choose to pursue the music concentration to be proficient in the artistic, theoretical and historical aspects of the language of music.

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Brian Bentley M.M.

Adjunct Faculty, Music

Kristin Van Cleve, M.M.

Kristin Van Cleve M.M.

Affiliate Director, Music

Phone: (972) 721-5079


Office: Catherine Hall 131