The Music Department
Welcome to the Department of Music at Pomona College. We offer a broadly designed curriculum for students who choose to major or minor in music, students who wish to explore music one course at a time, and students who desire an ongoing involvement in music at Pomona. These courses range from the History of Jazz to A Survey of Western Music, and from Beethoven to Electronic Music Studio. In addition to a broad range of ensembles the Department offers private instrumental and vocal lessons for beginning to advanced level students. They are taught by some of the full-time faculty and by adjunct faculty of over 25.
A rigorous music major combining Western and non-Western music is designed to prepare students for further study in fields of music including performance, history, theory, composition and ethnomusicology. The program includes courses designed to meet students’ needs, and also offer opportunities for close collaboration in performance and research projects.
In addition to offering a full roster of performing opportunities, the department regularly invites guest artists from around the globe to present free performances, lecture/demonstrations and other presentations. These concerts are offered throughout the academic year and are open to the public, as are our student ensembles' performances.
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We are delighted that you are looking at Pomona College and our Music Department. Our alumni have gone on to pursue graduate studies in many facets of music, and enjoyed successful careers as performers, professors, arts managers and more. If you are planning on participating in the Music Department's curricular activities, we highly recommend you submit an Arts Supplement.
- A World of Opportunities [pdf]
- FAQs - for prospective students [pdf]
- Submitting an Arts Supplement
- Email the Music Department at firstname.lastname@example.org
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|Alfred W. Cramer||Chair and Associate Professor of Music, Theory||(909) 607-2455||Thatcher 105|
|Graydon F. Beeks||Professor of Music and Director of Music Programming and Facilities; Conductor of the Pomona College Band||(909) 607-3568||Thatcher 106|
|Donna M. Di Grazia||David J. Baldwin Professor of Music and Choral Conductor||(909) 607-2452||Thatcher 211|
|Tom Flaherty||John P. and Magdalena R. Dexter Professor of Music, Composition and Theory||(909) 621-8155||Thatcher 203|
|Katherine J. Hagedorn||Professor of Music and Director of the Ethnomusicology Program||(909) 621-8155||Thatcher 216|
|Genevieve F. Lee||Everett S. Olive Professor of Music, Piano||(909) 607-2457||Thatcher 110|
|Eric C. Lindholm||Professor of Music and Conductor of the Pomona College Orchestra||(909) 607-4208||Thatcher 112|
|Gwendolyn L. Lytle||Resident Artist, Professor of Music, Voice||(909) 607-2453||Thatcher 214|
|William J. Peterson||Harry S. and Madge Rice Thatcher Professor of Music and College Organist||(909) 607-7870||Thatcher 104a|
|Joti Rockwell||Assistant Professor of Music, Theory||(909) 607-7391||Thatcher 108|
|Gibb Schreffler||Visiting Assistant Professor of Music, Ethnomusicology||(909) 607-2456||Thatcher 216|
|View the adjunct faculty listing.|
|Jon Bailey||Emeritus Professor|
|Margery Briggs||Emeritus Professor|
|Karl Kohn||Emeritus Professor||(909) 607-4568||Thatcher 213|
|Elizabeth D. Champion||Concert Production Manager||(909) 607-2671||Thatcher 107|
|Cathy Endress||Academic Department Coordinator||(909) 621-8155||Thatcher 104|
|David Vanderlip||Piano Technician||(909) 607-4285||Thatcher 200B|
|Barry Werger||Music Technologist||(909) 607-3958||Thatcher 202|
Mailing AddressPomona College, Music, 340 N. College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711
Campus LocationThatcher Music Building 104