student and faculty playing guitars

All students, undergraduate and graduate alike, will take musicianship courses as a fundamental part of their degree programs. Undergraduates take a six-semester comprehensive musicianship course sequence that brings together elements of music theory, musicology, music history, and ear training. Graduate students take specialized courses that dive deep into advanced musicianship topics, including J.S. Bach and Music and Disability. Musicianship courses for non-music majors are also offered, including the opportunity to learn about the history of hip hop or rock & roll or learn the fundamentals of music through the guitar. 

Musicianship Department Chair

Benjamin Binder

Associate Professor of Music

Benjamin Binder outdoors.

Musicianship Faculty

Benjamin Cornelius-Bates

Benjamin Cornelius-Bates

Assistant Professor of Musicianship

Maribeth Knaub

Maribeth Knaub

Adjunct Professor of Alexander Technique

Edward Kocher

Edward Kocher

Professor of Musicianship

Abigail Lindo

Abigail Lindo

Adjunct Professor of Musicianship

Ryan McMasters

Ryan McMasters

Adjunct Professor of Musicianship

Paul Miller

Paul Miller

Assistant Professor of Musicianship

Joseph Sheehan

Joseph Sheehan

Associate Professor of Musicianship

Nicole Vilkner

Nicole Vilkner

Assistant Professor of Musicianship