About the Department
The department teaches courses in music—reading and composition, the performance of music (public and private), the history and sociology of music, and music theory. Students majoring in music acquire expertise in all these areas of music; non-majors, in one or more areas. Student who graduate with a major in music will be prepared for a career in music and all other students will gain music experiences that prepare them for an enriched life.
Kenyon's music facilities are superb. Storer Hall features a large electronic classroom equipped with 23 student work stations, each of which includes a Korg synthesizer and music notation, music sequencing, and ear-training software. Piano keyboards are available for student composing and music theory projects, and a recording studio allows advanced MIDI, audio, and video work. A 130-seat recital hall is in almost constant use.