Music and Performing Arts

Studying music offers the option of different viewpoints, genres, eras, and sounds. You will build your skills through multiple modes: performance, composition, technology, history, and cultural studies. You can combine music with other fields in the arts, humanities, and sciences, giving you more lenses to approach sounds and the people who make them.

Music is one of three major performing arts. The other two include dance and theater. Students interested in the two sister disciplines may enroll in classes such as Dance Immersion, Cuban Salsa, and Public Speaking as Performance.

Programs change from year to year with rotating programs in music performance,ethnomusicology, music technology, music and literature, musical theater, and others.

Faculty Associated With This Field
Title Expertise
Alexandria, Catherine (Jehrin) dance, ballet, movement therapy
Buchman, Andrew music composition
Elliott, Marla performance, voice, community studies
Fischer, Dylan forest and plant ecology
Gullickson, Andrea music
Kamen, Ben music technology and theory
Speights, Arlen computer studies
Vergara, Zenaida Audio and Music Production
Williams, Sean ethnomusicology
Williamson, Elizabeth English literature, theater studies
Wolach, David creative writing, poetics, aesthetics, media/performing arts

Choosing What to Take at Evergreen

You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.

Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.

If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).

If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.

Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.

Selected Programs 2021-22
Title Class Standing Credits
Advanced Electronics in Music I
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Advanced Electronics in Music II
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Computer Musicianship
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Core Ballet
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
2
Core Ballet (A)
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
2
Electronics in Music : Projects
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Introduction to Electronics in Music I
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Introduction to Electronics in Music II
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4
Molecules, Music and Metamorphosis
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
16
Music Fundamentals
  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
4