Music

Do you love to create, perform and listen to music? Can you imagine every day being filled with music activities of one kind or another? Whether you choose to major in music or another field, you can use your skills and interest to join over 400 students who are fully involved in Bradley’s music program.

Music majors are distinct, yet they share a common fundamental foundation of coursework and experiences. The music program will grow your creative and technical abilities through promotion and performance. In fact, performance in our ensembles and participation in our student organizations supplement outstanding classroom experiences. Peoria is an arts community and you’ll be able to take advantage of great concert venues and outstanding performing organizations. Travel? We have touring ensembles, part of an active study abroad program that’s attractive to many students.

Please join us in celebrating Dr. Choi, who was recently selected as the Illinois State Music Teachers Association Teacher of the Year! Dr. Choi will be recognized at the ISMTA virtual conference, held this November, for her contributions to piano pedagogy at Bradley and beyond. Congratulations, Dr. Choi!

Dr. Choi teaches freshman and sophomore class piano at Bradley, giving her a chance to interact with most of our music students. Read her thoughts on what inspires her, below:

"It has always been my students who inspire me to become a better teacher and a better musician. My biggest joy is guiding students to be able to deepen their learning and seeing them achieve their goals. As a teacher, nothing can be more valuable than influencing individual students’ lives and facilitating them to be successful in their careers."

Caterpillar Professor of Music Kyle Dzapo D.M. has created a four-part video to tell the story of the intriguing nineteenth-century flutist, composer and conductor Joachim Andersen. An innovative approach to connecting musical scholarship and performance, the project features live performances of Andersen’s compositions for flute and piano. It was presented at the 2019 National Flute Association convention in Salt Lake City and at the Japan Flute Association convention in Fukuoka. Upcoming presentations include the French Flute Festival in Paris (October 2021) and the German Flute Festival in Freiberg (March 2022).

Choral Camp


This camp is designed to help high school students prepare for the Illinois Music Educators All-State Choir audition.

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