University of Akron School of Music

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The University of Akron: School of Music
MottoFiat Lux (Latin)
Motto in English
Let there be light
Dean Dr. John Thomas Dukes (Interim)
Academic staff
Students ~400
Location Akron , Ohio , United States
Campus Urban, 218 acres (0.88 km2)

The University of Akron: School of Music is an academic program at the University of Akron.

Performing groups

Some ensembles are open only to music majors. In addition, students can form chamber music groups on their own.

Chamber music form of classical music composed for a small group of instruments

Chamber music is a form of classical music that is composed for a small group of instruments—traditionally a group that could fit in a palace chamber or a large room. Most broadly, it includes any art music that is performed by a small number of performers, with one performer to a part. However, by convention, it usually does not include solo instrument performances.


E.J. Thomas Hall on The University of Akron campus AkronArtsHall.jpg
E.J. Thomas Hall on The University of Akron campus

Facilities include a 300-seat recital hall, the 3,000-seat Edwin J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, a music computer center, a music resource center, and an electronic music composition laboratory.Guzzetta Hall, home of the School of Music, combines with the Edwin J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall to form a center for the performing arts. The Nola Guzzetta Recital Hall is equipped with a three manual Moeller pipe organ, a Martin harpsichord, and two Steinway concert grand pianos. There is also a recording studio for the recording of concerts.

Notable Alumni

Mark Davis Scatterday is an American conductor best known for his association with the Eastman School of Music, in which he has served as director for its wind ensembles.

Daniel William McCarthy is an American composer, author, conductor, professor, and black belt martial artist. He has been Professor and Chair of Music Composition and Theory Studies at The University of Akron: School of Music and held the Theodor Dreiser Distinguished Research/Creativity Award at Indiana State University School of Music. He is co-author of "Theory for Today's Musician" with Ralph Turek, published by Routledge Francis & Taylor, NYC? His career as a conductor included serving on the conducting staff of the Cleveland Chamber Symphony, four seasons as Music Director of the Interlochen Festival Orchestra, Interlochen, Michigan, as well as conducting the University of Akron Symphony Orchestra and the Terre Haute Symphony Youth Orchestra. McCarthy, a dedicated martial artist, was promoted to 3rd Degree Black Belt in Chun Ma Tae Kwon Do in May 2012. A student of Grand Master Jeon Gyeong Ho, Akron, Ohio, he pursued additional studies in Asian Weapons, American Kenpo, and Chin Na Kung Fu with Grand Master Sifu James Adkins in Traverse City, Michigan.

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