The Lion's Roar

A music professor’s take on the transition to online

Music courses have had major changes due to the COVID-19 outbreak. All music majors are required to give a performance
every semester for their final grade, but due to the cancellation of school, all spring performances have been cancelled.

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2020

Throughout the university, COVID-19 has affected school life and the routine of most classes. Music professors, specifically, have had to make drastic changes during the transition to online classes. Daniel Cassin, lecturer of cello, discussed the changes he has made to his music courses. “I...

More than singing and dancing

Dr. Alissa Rowe, associate professor of voice, teaches choir to students. The Department of Music and Performing Arts offers opportunities for both music and non-music majors to perform.

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter

September 20, 2018

The Department of Music and Performing Arts boasts notable alumni like Bill Evans, a jazz pianist and a composer, and many others who hold positions in Symphony orchestra and respectable teaching positions. Jeffrey Wright, the department head, explained that both music and dance programs are included...

Getting to know the faculty: Jeffrey Wright

Dr. Jeffrey Wright, department head of music and performing arts, poses with his classical bass. Wright started playing the instrument in sixth grade as the only one in his class tall enough to play it.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

September 13, 2018

Though new to the university, Dr. Jeffrey Wright, department head of music and performing arts, carries with him a passion for music and a plan for the department. Wright joined the faculty in July. He previously served as the department head at Indiana University South Bend. Having lived in Michigan,...