Falmouth University nurtures a culture of excellence, exploration, and collaboration that compels students to produce groundbreaking work. It is a unique arts environment in that all of its students and faculty work across subject boundaries and participate in a wide range of performance and creative arts disciplines: music, theater, choreography, visual arts, writing, and arts and cultural management. Its academic staff consists of resident artists and scholars who regularly collaborate with guest teachers, performers, and researchers.
Falmouth University is 110 years old and currently has 700 students focusing in the performing arts. The music program consists of classical music, popular music and Creative Music Technology. Students take all classes in the Performance Center, located on the Tremough campus. The Performance Center houses, among other resources, the following facilities:
- Numerous practice rooms (with Steinway grand pianos)
- Performance spaces
- Recording studios including a television studio
- Motion sensitive room with multi cameras
- 18 editing rooms with Avid, Premiere and Final Cut, DiGi Suite and Pro Tools
- Mac room with 12 stations
Sarah Lawrence students will take six components in their chosen discipline (music performance, music composition, or a creative synthesis of both), self-directed work related to a choice of topics, and supporting practical and musicological studies and/or work in another arts discipline. Students with a keen interest in experimental music and media are encouraged to explore this opportunity in greater detail. This is a competitive exchange and the Director of the Sarah Lawrence College Music Program, Chester Biscardi, will select the participating candidates from Sarah Lawrence.
Students should familiarize themselves with the differences in musical notation systems between the United States and Europe. There are numerous websites that compare musical terms in different languages. We recommend the following: http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdictionary/ and https://sites.google.com/site/ninagilbert/home/british.