Shadow a Music Major Day

Will be held November 7th-8th, 2023

High school students who are interested in learning more about majoring in music are invited to participate in the Utah State University Music Department Shadow A Music Major Days. Students are invited to visit campus on November 7th or November 8th to observe classes, rehearsals, and private lessons, and hear from a panel of students and faculty about life as a music major at Utah State. Lunch will also be provided.

This will be a great event for students who are planning to major in music and for those who are considering a music major and would like to learn more about the experience of a music student. Classes and rehearsals will be of interest to students who are considering majors in Music Performance, Music Education, and Music Therapy. Below is a partial list of classes and rehearsals that students will be able to visit:

  • Music Theory
  • Aural Skills
  • Music History
  • Jazz History
  • Chamber Singers
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Wind Orchestra
  • Jazz Orchestra
  • Opera Theatre Production
  • Guitar Fingerboard Theory
  • Studio Classes

A full list of classes and rehearsals is available below. Students can choose to attend any classes or rehearsals that are of interest to them. There are also several concerts taking place throughout the week that students are encouraged to attend.

Applying & Scholarships

The USU Academic Scholarship Deadline Has Changed to December 1


Students must complete their admission application prior to the December 1st deadline in order to be considered for academic scholarships.

Complete FAFSA to Ensure Scholarship Eligibility

Even if you don't think you will qualify for federal financial aid, just completing the FAFSA helps ensure you are eligible for more scholarships, regardless of your need index.

Concert, Class, and Rehearsal Schedule

Concerts

For more details visit the CCA Events Calendar

  • The Music of Gabriela Lena Frank | Thursday, November 2nd, 7:30 pm, Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall
  • Wind Orchestra | Friday, November 3rd, 7:30 pm, Daines Concert Hall
  • Music Therapy MUSES | Saturday, November 4th, 7:30 pm, Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall
  • Faculty Chamber Music Concert | Sunday, November 5th, 5:30 pm, Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall
  • Percussion Ensembles | Monday, November 6th, 7:30 pm, Daines Concert Hall
  • Guest Artist Recital: Leo Eguchi, cello | Monday, November 6th, 7:30 pm, Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall
  • Chamber Music Society of Logan: WindSync | Tuesday, November 7th, 7:30 pm, Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall
  • Jazz Combos | Wednesday, November 8th, 7:30 pm, Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall
  • Organ Area Student Recital | Thursday, November 9th, 7:30 pm, Daines Concert Hall
  • USU Opera Presents: Anastasia | November 9th, 10th, 13th, 7:30 pm and 12th, 4:00 pm, Morgan Theatre
  • American Festival Chorus & USU Symphony Orchestra Veterans Day Memorial | Saturday, November 11th, 7:30 pm, Daines Concert Hall
  • Logan Canyon Winds Recital | Sunday, November 12th, 5:00 pm, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum
  • Guitar Ensembles | Monday, November 13th, 7:30 pm, Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall
  • Small Ensembles | Tuesday, November 14th, 7:30 pm, Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall
  • Jazz Jams | Wednesday, November 15th, 7:00 pm, Taggart Student Center Hub Stage
  • Fry Street Quartet and Friends with guest artist Toby Appel, viola | Thursday, November 16nd, 7:30 pm, Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall
  • String and Piano Chamber Music Fall Recital | Friday, November 17th, 7:30 pm, Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall
  • Sounds of the Stadium | Friday, November 17th, 7:30 pm, Daines Concert Hall

Classes & Rehearsals

All classes and rehearsals are in the Chase Fine Arts Center.

Tuesday, November 7th

  • 7:30 – Music Therapy with Adult Populations (Prof. Hearns, rm 220)
  • 9:00 - Music Theory II (Prof. Bakker, rm 220)
  • 9:00 - Music History III (Prof. Ancelmo de Souza, rm FAV 264)
  • 9:00 – Elementary School Music (Prof. Hasan, rm 214)
  • 9:00 – Piano Studio Lesson (Prof. Smith, rm 201)
  • 10:00 - Piano Studio Lesson (Prof. Smith, rm 201)
  • 10:30 - Music Theory II (Prof. Bakker, rm 220)
  • 10:30 – Keyboard Harmony I (Prof. Kasman Laude, rm 216)
  • 10:30 - Piano Pedagogy I (Prof. Olson, rm 218)
  • 10:30 - German Diction for Singers (Prof. Aksoy, rm 123)
  • 10:30 - Jazz History (Prof. Khan, rm FAV 262)
  • 10:30 – Jazz Improvisation II (Prof. Christiansen, rm 116
  • 11:30 - Lunch and Student Panel—Impact Commons of Chase Fine Arts Center
  • 12:00 - Caine Percussion Ensemble Rehearsal (Prof. Krauss, rm 104)
  • 12:30 - Caine Jazz Combo (Prof. Khan, rm 116)
  • 12:30 - Voice Area Masterclass (Prof. Glenn, rm 214)
  • 1:30 - Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal (Prof. Bernal, rm 104)
  • 1:30 - Chamber Singers Rehearsal (Prof. Evans, rm 214)
  • 3:00 - Opera Theatre Production Rehearsal (Prof. Aksoy, rm 214)
  • 3:00 - Aggie Marching Band Rehearsal (Prof. Weaver, Maverick Stadium or TBD)
  • 3:30 – Piano Studio Lesson (Prof. Smith, rm 201)
  • 4:30 - Piano Studio Lesson (Prof. Smith, rm 201)
  • 4:30 – Flute Studio Class (Prof. Hasan, rm 218)

Wednesday, November 8th

  • 7:30 - Music Therapy with Diverse Clinical Populations (Prof. Pickett, rm 222)
  • 8:30 - Intro to Music Therapy (Prof. Picket, rm 222)
  • 8:30 - Aural Skills II (Prof. Chenette, rm 214)
  • 8:30 – Keyboard Harmony I (Prof. Matzen, rm 216)
  • 8:30 – Commercial Music Composition (Prof. Olson, rm 220)
  • 9:30 – Fundamentals for Music Majors (Prof. Chenette, rm 104)
  • 9:30 - Conducting (Prof. Jessop, rm 218)
  • 9:30 - Choral Methods & Materials (Prof. Evans, rm 220)
  • 10:30 - Music Therapy Treatment I (Prof. Fox, rm 222)
  • 10:30 - Keyboard Harmony I (Prof. Matzen, rm 216)
  • 10:30 - Conducting (Prof. Jessop, rm 218)
  • 11:30 - World Music (Prof. Ancelmo de Souza, rm 222)
  • 11:30 - Advanced Conducting Ensemble (Prof. Rohrer, rm 104)
  • 11:30 - Guitar Fingerboard Theory I (Prof. Christiansen, rm 116)
  • 11:30 - Lunch and Student Panel—Impact Commons of Chase Fine Arts Center
  • 12:30 - University Chorale (Prof. Evans, rm 214)
  • 12:30 - Jazz Orchestra Rehearsal (Prof. Matzen, rm 104)
  • 1:30 - Chamber Singers (Prof. Evans, rm 214)
  • 1:30 - Keyboard Harmony for Piano Majors (Prof. Matzen, rm 216)
  • 2:30 - Wind Orchestra Rehearsal (Prof. Rohrer, rm 104)
  • 2:30 - Vocal Pedagogy I (Prof. Glenn, rm 218)
  • 2:30 –Piano Pedagogy Special Topics: The Art and Science of Practicing (Prof. Smith, rm 220
  • 3:30 - Opera Theater Production (Prof. Aksoy, rm 214)
  • 4:30 - Symphony Orchestra Rehearsal (Prof. Bernal, rm 104)
  • 5:00 - Intro to Audio Technology (Prof. Conger, University Reserve rm 101A)
  • 6:00 - Violin Studio Class (Prof. McFaul, rm 218)
  • 6:00 - Violin Studio Class (Prof. Waters, rm 222)
  • 6:00 - Viola Studio Class (Prof. Ottesen, rm 123)
  • 6:00 - Cello Studio Class (Prof. Francis-Bayless, rm 220)

Information on available campus parking lots can be found on USU Parking page.

Questions? Please contact Braun Khan.