Music

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Music students have performance opportunities from the first semester onward.

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Stellar faculty includes 19 members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Grammy winners and performing and recording artists, augmented by guests such as acclaimed DSO conductor Jaap van Zweden.

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Numerous ensembles and programs, including the Meadows Opera Theatre, provide multiple opportunities for performing on and off campus.

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Multiple degrees are offered in performance, composition, music therapy, education and more at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Matt Albert

Matt Albert

Matt Albert

Artist-in-Residence and Director of Chamber Music

Called “preposterously talented” by Time Out Chicago, Artist-in-Residence Matt Albert is the Director of Chamber Music and of SYZYGY at Meadows School of the Arts. He was a founding member of eighth blackbird, with whom he received numerous awards, including first prizes at the Naumburg, Concert Artists Guild, Coleman, and Fischoff competitions, as well as three Grammy awards for their recordings on Cedille Records. He has worked with artists as diverse as Meredith Monk, Corky Siegel’s Chamber Blues, and Wilco, and he subs regularly with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Albert is a member of the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, where he currently holds the principal second violin chair under Marin Alsop; he also has been on the faculty of the Eastern Music Festival since 2012. His principal teachers include Kenneth Sarch, Gregory Fulkerson, Kurt Sassmannshaus and Almita Vamos. Albert holds degrees from Oberlin College and Conservatory, the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Northwestern University School of Music. 

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