Bachelor of MusicComposition • American Studies – Jazz Studies • Music Education • Music Industry • Performance • Music Technology
Bachelor of Arts Professional Studies – Music Technology
Master of MusicMusic Education – Kodály Emphasis • Instrumental Emphasis • Jazz Pedagogy Emphasis
We average over 200 events at the Conservatory each academic year and cordially welcome the community to most of them. Many events are free and open to the public, so come and experience the music on our historically rich and beautiful campus.
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We're not saying that members of our faculty will teach you how to be a rock star (although they could). We're simply saying that our instructors are some of the best in the business—and in the classroom. That means you will be learning from people who, quite frankly, have been there, done that. As committed educators, they are prepared to share their knowledge, expertise and contacts so you, too, can orchestrate a career in music, whether your passion is classical, contemporary or somewhere in between. After all, Mozart was a rock star, too, in his day.
Under the direction of Dr. Lynda Hasseler, the prestigious Chapel Choir is considered the Conservatory's top choral ensemble and is well known for performing a wide range of sacred and secular choral literature. In 2016, the Chapel Choir will perform at Carnegie Hall during its Spring Tour.
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"It’s easy to daydream about what another part of the world is like, but when you’ve stepped on the land and witnessed it for yourself, your life has changed from that moment in ways that cannot be explained.”- Chapel Choir Ireland Tour 2014
Like anything in life, you need access to the right tools and facilities to succeed. The Conservatory is proud of its impressive performance halls, including the 180-seat Huntington Recital Hall and the 900-seat Mees Hall Auditorium. At your disposal, you will also have spaces that are dedicated to choral, vocal and instrumental rehearsal, piano practice and chamber rooms, audio recording and production studios and suites that are second to none, computer and keyboard labs, smart technology and so much more. And while we're talking instruments, the Conservatory’s instrumental inventory is mind-boggling. Our world percussion collection is second to none. Our Hugus Memorial pipe organ, with its 70 ranks and 4,000 pipes, was designed specifically for Mees Hall Auditorium. Or how about our state-of-the-art recording studio with computers, MIDI instruments, microphones, mixing boards and electronic keyboards? Wind and string instruments. Drum sets. Steinways. You name it. They're all here, just waiting for you to bring them to life.
Capital is proud to call Columbus — the thriving metropolitan capital of Ohio — home. The Central Ohio music scene — and really the arts and culture scenes in general — is thriving. At Capital, you're just minutes away from the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and the award-winning Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, as well as Opera Columbus and Broadway Series. There's also plenty happening right on campus, including Conservatory-sponsored workshops, recitals, clinics Opera Music Theater performances like Chicago, Pirates of Penzance, Cosi Fan Tutte, and The Magic Flute, and acclaimed events like the annual Christmas Festival, Honor Band and Reading Band Clinic, NOW Music Festival, Jazz & World Music Festival and the Early Music in Columbus concert series. In any given year, more than 200 performances fill the halls of Capital’s Conservatory. When will you step into the spotlight?Remember, this is your world. So don't wait another minute to start shaping it with your music. We share your passion for music, and we want to help you bring it to life at the Conservatory. But the first step is yours. Schedule a visit or an audition. Talk to faculty member. Explore our programs.
Music Tech Students Produce Award Winning Podcast
The Capital University awards showcase just got a little more crowded.
The Columbus Chamber of Commerce's business-focused podcast, cbuzz – produced by Capital's music technology students at Capital's Convergent Media Center – was named the 2...
Capital University Celebrates 100 Years of Music
Signature performance series planned throughout the academic year to commemorate the centennial of Music at Capital
Capital University will celebrate the 100th anniversary of its renowned music program throughout the 2018-19 academic year, highlig...
Under the direction of Dr. Lynda Hasseler and the music of Jake Runestad, Capital University Chapel Choir and the Capital University Choral Union were recently awarded an American Prize in Music, the Ernst Bacon Memorial Award for the Performance of American Music, College/University ensemble division....
hearts grieve across campus after the sudden passing of Professor Mark Andrew Baker,
colleagues and friends remember him as someone who loved his students and
always wanted the best for them. ...
Capital Offers New Minor in Contemporary Worship
By Kaitie Eddy
The contemporary church is growing and changing every day, and one of the biggest changes is the inclusion of new music styles and technologies that relate to today’s world. These changes have brought about a need for worship ...
The Chordsmen Share Deep Message Behind the Effects of Bullying in Recent Music Video
Bullying is an issue many people face on a day-to-day basis — not only kids, but also adults. Its effects run deep, and can leave lasting impressions on those who face it.
The Capital University Chordsmen w...
Columbus Chamber of Commerce has debuted its first new episode of cbuzz, the region’s first business-themed
podcast, in a partnership to reboot the series with Capital University. ...
Come and celebrate Mozart’s birthday
with Capital University keyboard faculty. Competitions with cash awards, master
classes, practice coaching sessions, presentations, Q & A on majoring in
music and career possibilities, evening concerts, all in one fun and productive
day! Participants will work with our faculty closely to enrich pianistic
techniques, musicality and artistic growth. ...
Capital University’s Conservatory of Music voice students won
10 awards in the statewide Ohio National Association of Teachers of Singing
(NATS) competition held recently at Youngstown State University. ...
“Tidings of Comfort” is the
central theme of Capital University’s Christmas Festival this year, and the
Chapel Choir has taken an immersive approach to learning what comfort means,
not only beyond the walls of campus, but beyond the walls of our personal inhibitions as well....
The world may be an ever-changing environment separated by numerous cultural differences, but there is one thing that can bring us all together — music. Music is a language that can be understood in any country. Samuel Gracida is a Capital University senior with a Music Industry major and minor in Religion. He also is a guitarist in the Conservatory....
In another display of the Power of Purple, Capital
University’s Conservatory of Music will host a faculty showcase performance to
benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey at 7:30 pm Wednesday, Sept. 6, in
Huntington Recital Hall....
Commemorating Kodály with Cbus Children’s Choir, Pianist Gilbert De Greeve
Capital University will mark the start of its 37th Kodály Institute Sunday, July 16, with an opening concert featuring Columbus Children’s Choir’s New World Singers and famed Belgian pianist Gilbert De Greeve, past pr...
Inaugural Capital University Young Choral Artists Festival to Feature Jake Runestad
Capital University will launch a new Young Choral Artists Festival March 24-25, featuring award-winning composer Jake Runestad as its inaugural composer-in-residence. Among the program’s featured pieces will be...
What began as a sublime quest last October is racing toward a huge finale on March 20 when Wenting Yu takes the Harborside Ballroom stage in Baltimore, Maryland. Yu will be one of seven finalists competing for the top honor among the nation’s best performers in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Steinway Young Artist Piano Competition....
Professor Tianshu Wang to Perform at Carnegie Hall
Dr. Tianshu Wang, Professor of Piano at the Conservatory of Music , is scheduled to perform a solo recital at Carnegie Hall in New York , November 12, 2016, at 2 pm. The Carnegie Hall is known as one of the most prestigious performance venues ...
further evidence you should always try new things. Capital University
Communication/Electronic Media and Film students took top honors recently at
the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) — Ohio Valley
Regional Student Production Awards. It was the first time Capital had entered
the competition. ...
Ambassadors of Rhythm
Chamber Percussion Ensemble Invited to Perform at International Convention
The Capital University Chamber Percussion Ensemble has been selected to perform at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in San Antonio, November 11-14. This per...
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