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We strive for excellence in performance, music education and academics within a liberal arts tradition. Our mission is to advance musical culture within the UNH community, among residents of the state and beyond. To that end, you will actively participate in a variety of ensembles: chamber groups that tour the region, choral groups that compete internationally and bands that inspire from the stage to the football field. You will acquire skills of creative expression and innovation, leading to careers as teachers, performers, composers and contributors to the music industry. Equally important, our alumni are cultural leaders in their own communities. The UNH Department of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

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  • Music Education B.M, Conducting M.A. | Graduate Assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    What you are currently doing for work and how did you get there? Currently I am a D.M.A. candidate focusing in wind band conducting at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I will be serving as the band graduate assistant. I graduated with my B.M. in music education at UNH before teaching at...
    Music Education B.M, Conducting M.A. | Graduate Assistant at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    What you are currently doing for work and how did you get there? Currently I am a D.M.A. candidate focusing in wind band conducting at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I will be serving as the band graduate assistant. I graduated with my B.M. in music education at UNH before teaching at...
  • Music Education Major
    Brendan McWalter has enjoyed music since he was a child in Franklin, Mass.: music was his favorite class in elementary school, and he started playing saxophone when he was in 6th grade. “Music was a stress reliever for me,” he says. During high school, as a counselor at a summer music camp, he...
    Music Education Major
    Brendan McWalter has enjoyed music since he was a child in Franklin, Mass.: music was his favorite class in elementary school, and he started playing saxophone when he was in 6th grade. “Music was a stress reliever for me,” he says. During high school, as a counselor at a summer music camp, he...
  • Refugee Composers of the Twentieth Century: The Impact of Displacement on Musical Identity During World War II
    The spark of interest for Kylie Smith's article entry in UNH's Undergraduate Research Journal Inquiry  began with her first Music History course, taught by Professor Rose Pruiksma. With a new-found interest in long-term research, a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SEED) grant, and...
    Refugee Composers of the Twentieth Century: The Impact of Displacement on Musical Identity During World War II
    The spark of interest for Kylie Smith's article entry in UNH's Undergraduate Research Journal Inquiry  began with her first Music History course, taught by Professor Rose Pruiksma. With a new-found interest in long-term research, a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SEED) grant, and...
  • Music Performance Major
    Hometown: Scarborough, Maine What made you choose UNH?
    Music Performance Major
    Hometown: Scarborough, Maine What made you choose UNH?
  • MUSIC EDUCATION & MUSIC THEORY/ COMPOSER, CONDUCTOR, EDUCATOR
    The UNH Department of Music is extremely proud to share news of the international success of alumnus Karl Blench ’03 (BM Music Education/BM Music Theory). Karl was recently invited to serve as the orchestrator for Wild Symphony, a new children’s book with corresponding music by noted New Hampshire...
    MUSIC EDUCATION & MUSIC THEORY/ COMPOSER, CONDUCTOR, EDUCATOR
    The UNH Department of Music is extremely proud to share news of the international success of alumnus Karl Blench ’03 (BM Music Education/BM Music Theory). Karl was recently invited to serve as the orchestrator for Wild Symphony, a new children’s book with corresponding music by noted New Hampshire...

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