Music on Campus: Spring 2016 (May 27, 2016)
With only a few music majors in each graduating class, Carleton may not seem like a music powerhouse. But take a closer look—and a long, appreciative listen. You’ll discover that music in all its forms permeates the Carleton experience.
A new music and performance addition will unite music with theater, dance, and cinema and media studies at the Weitz Center for Creativity
Students have plenty of opportunities to study the work of famed European composers in Carleton’s music department. But in true liberal arts fashion, the department pushes beyond traditional courses in Western art music to challenge students’ assumptions and provide fresh perspectives.
Music is one of the most popular departments on campus. That appeal is based on both the variety of topics and activities available and the department’s flexibility in supporting students of all experience levels and interests.
Gillette-Pike Scholarship Fund has assisted more than 200 music students
Students can study music traditions from around the world in the classroom, and lessons or ensembles are offered in pipa, sitar, oud, African karimba and mbira, Indian raga, and drumming in West African, Cuban, North Indian, and Middle Eastern styles.
Carleton’s recently added American music concentration offers comprehensive courses that value the Beatles and Marvin Gaye as much as Beethoven and Mozart.
Before he officially arrived on campus as a freshman, Nate Grein ’17 knew that he’d be playing in a band.
Alumnus and Carleton trustee Mark Applebaum ’89 has embraced music as his life’s work, building a renowned career as a composer, performer, and electroacoustic instrument inventor.
Emerita professor Anne B. Mayer’s planned giving extends her Carleton legacy
Both music and Carleton are family traditions for flautist Mimi Garbisch Carlson ’66, violinist Marsha Garbisch Harbison ’67, and violinist and musical ambassador Marlou Garbisch Johnston ’64.
Your support keeps music alive and vibrant at Carleton. Add your voice to the chorus with a gift today.