About the Music Programs
The Department of Music offers the following degrees:
- Bachelor of Music Education
- Bachelor of Music Therapy
- Bachelor of Arts with studies in all performance instruments, voice, and composition.
Some of the department’s music majors and minors also choose to pursue the Arts Administration degree offered through the Breech School of Business. Students pursuing these degrees are provided with the opportunity to learn and grow while gaining the necessary knowledge and skills to become successful musicians, therapists, teachers and performers.
The Department has attracted an international student body and faculty whose impact on the cultural life of Drury and Springfield is apparent. It is housed in the Mabee Center for the Performing Arts. Clara Thompson Hall, with a seating capacity of 425, is known for its superb acoustics. The Mabee Center houses practice and chamber music rooms as well as faculty studios. The Drury campus is also home to the Stone Chapel organ, a three manual instrument with approximately 1400 pipes, constructed in 1906 by Lyon and Healy of Chicago.
Music students take applied music lessons and core music courses from some of the most accomplished faculty in the nation and perform in ensembles with other musicians on the undergraduate and professional levels.
For general questions or to schedule an activity grant auditions, contact:
For Drury jazz ensembles, improvisation or saxophone lessons, jazz festival, contact:
Dr. Tina Claussen
For Drury orchestras/bands, instrumental lessons and Springfield-Drury Civic Orchestra contact:
Dr. Christopher Koch
For voice lessons, Music History, questions regarding scholarships and other administrative matters, contact:
Dr. Stephen Bomgardner
For Music Therapy, contact:
Dr. Natalie Wlodarczyk
For Music Education, contact:
Dr. James R. Davidson
For Composition and Music Theory, contact:
Dr. Carlyle Sharpe
Department of Music
900 North Benton Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802