Through classroom instruction, disciplined practice and innumerable performance opportunities, students learn to communicate, inspire and entertain in solo and in ensembles.
The Music department offers training and experience to prepare students for advancement to college-level conservatories and subsequent professional careers. Graduates are currently active in virtually every professional musical endeavor, from solo recital, symphony, opera, jazz and pop to music education, music therapy and the commercial music industry. The outstanding record of success by ASFA music majors is reflective of a basic philosophy: to develop technical proficiency, artistic ability and intellectual curiosity to the fullest, so that each individual may successfully pursue a specialized career option in the highly competitive field of music.
Students in the music program at ASFA have the opportunity to learn through performance in various capacities. All music majors are required to participate in the ASFA Choir that performs throughout the year. Each student performs in student recital at least once each semester. In addition, instrumentalists participate in orchestra, jazz ensemble, and smaller chamber ensembles. Performances given by the department are presented several times through-out the year that include standard repertoire from the Renaissance to the 20th
The music program is comprehensive in its study of Applied and Practical
music. Applied music consists of course work that relates to actual music performance such as one weekly private lesson. Practical music courses are more classroom based and include music theory (basic through advanced), music history, aural awareness, sight-singing, and class piano. Students earn two credit units per semester, one for Applied Music and one
for Practical Music.
Audition Process You must submit a DVD on or before February 1, 2013. If your DVD is selected after being reviewed you will be required to come to ASFA on February 16, 2013 to take the GIA Music Aptitude Profile. Applicants who score at grade-level, means will be invited to the on-site audition on March 9, 2013. (See application for more details)