Sep 26, 2023  
Whittier College Catalog 2021-2022 
Whittier College Catalog 2021-2022 ARCHIVED CATALOG

Department of Music

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Stephen Cook, Chair
Teresa LeVelle
Danilo Lozano
David J. Muller


Victor Barrientos (Drums)
Danilo Lozano (Flute)
Stephen Billington (Trumpet)
Melissa McIntosh Landis (Voice)
David Black (Bass)
David Muller (Bassoon)
Stephen Cook (Piano)
Stephanie Stetson (Horn)
Theresa Dimond (Percussion)
Neil Stipp (Organ)
Joseph Stone (Oboe and Saxophone)
Leslie Ho (Violin and Viola)
Edmund Velasco (Jazz Saxophone)
Teresa LeVelle (Composition)
Wendy Velasco (Cello)
Yumi Livesay (Piano)
David Black (Bass and Bass Guitar)
Scott Wolf (Guitar)

All students will find in music a varied and enriching program in performance and study. Exceptional opportunities for both solo and ensemble performance are available, and all students are eligible to audition for membership in the vocal and chamber music ensembles. Through audition, Whittier students may also participate in the Rio Hondo Symphony and the Chorale Bel Canto, strong community ensembles under professional leadership. Individual instruction in voice, instruments and composition is offered at all levels of proficiency by an outstanding artist faculty.

The Whittier College Music Department offers preparation for a wide range of career opportunities, and students with serious aspirations in music are encouraged to consider a major. In addition to applied music, class instruction is offered in conducting, music literature and materials, theory, music business and music technology. A digital piano and music technology lab as well as a state of the art recording studio are available for student use; these facilities are integrated in several course offerings. Students may also develop areas of specialization or individual projects under faculty supervision in related fields such as church music, management, musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, music industries, and musical theater.

Students interested in pursuing a music major or minor will need to take a music placement exam that is normally offered during Orientation Week. Students who are unable to pass this exam will need to enroll in MUS 070 - Introduction to Music Theory & Musicianship  before taking other music core courses. Please contact the music department for more information.



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