Letter of Introduction

Music Student Handbook

October 2016

Dear Musicians,

It is my hope that you have had a great summer and are ready for an incredible year in the Department of Music. My colleagues and I have made many changes to give you the tools and opportunities you need to advance your dreams. We hope this guide can help you navigate through these revisions.

Be sure to look over the section describing the Music Colloquium, a series of lectures and pre-concert talks. 

This new academic year holds many promises that will become realities as we work together. Through your efforts in lessons, ensembles, and the classroom our common goals of improved individual and collective musicianship will be realized.

With high hopes for our creative collaboration, I wish you a most successful year.


Dr. Yumiko Oshima-Ryan 
Chair, Department of Music

Revised: October, 2016