School Description: The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) is the center of a world-class liberal arts education at Stanford University. H&S encompasses 23 departments-from Art and Art History, English, and History to Economics, Mathematics, and Biology-as well as 23 interdisciplinary programs. As the university's largest school, H&S serves as the foundation of a Stanford undergraduate education no matter which discipline students pursue as a major. Graduate students work alongside world-renowned faculty to pursue and shape foundational research that leads to breakthroughs and discoveries that shed new light on the past, influence the present, and shape the future. Together, faculty and students in H&S engage in inspirational teaching, learning, and research every day.
Department/Program Description: The Department of Music at Stanford brings together music-making and scholarly research in composition, conducting, performance, music history, ethnomusicology, music theory, cognitive science, intermedia, and computer-based technologies.
Departmental activities serve a broad and diverse constituency on campus and in local communities, with an abundance of courses, concerts, performance opportunities, research projects, workshops, and lectures throughout the year. Ensembles from a variety of world cultures are open to all students: orchestras, jazz and chamber ensembles, taiko, guzheng, steelpan, and several choral groups. Many of the faculty have affiliations with other departments, programs, and interdisciplinary centers, such as Art and Art History, Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, German Studies, Islamic Studies, Neuroscience, and Symbolic Systems. Alumni include faculty in universities and conservatories around the world, researchers in the technologies of music and acoustics, members of major orchestras, soloists, chamber musicians, and sound artists, composers and arrangers in contemporary, film, and game music.
The Department of Music hosts many performing ensembles and combos. Participation is not limited to Music majors, but auditions are required. Some ensembles are open to community members. Some ensembles require students to audition each year.
The Stanford Symphonic Chorus is the largest choral ensemble on the Stanford campus and comprises 200 singers including students, faculty, staff, and community members at large, under the baton of Director of Choral Music and Conductor Stephen M. Sano. The ensemble specializes in major masterworks for chorus and orchestra and has performed most of the standard corpus of masterworks literature. The Chorus generally presents three different concert programs per year, one each academic quarter, and collaborates regularly with the Peninsula Symphony and the Stanford Symphony Orchestra. A concert program typically features a major choral-orchestral masterwork, often alongside other choral or purely instrumental pieces. The summer term features the Stanford Summer Chorus, an unauditioned ensemble open to singers of all ages and ability levels, which performs in early August.
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