U of R introduces new programs in vocal chamber music, medical humanities


The University of Redlands is introducing new programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

“These new offerings enhance our ability to support students in pursuing their passions and potential,” says U of R Provost Kathy Ogren. “They also leverage the University’s areas of strength in accordance with our strategic plan, North Star 2020.”

Vocal chamber music

Those seeking a professional career as a choral musician can soon apply to study for U of R’s one-of-a-kind Master of Music in vocal chamber music. The program will launch September 2019, tapping internationally known performer Christopher Gabbitas, who will be retiring from The King’s Singers (see page 6) to join U of R’s faculty, as well as current music faculty members Nicholle Andrews and Joseph Modica.

“This is a unique opportunity for singers to become choral artists of the highest caliber,” says Andrew Glendening, dean of the U of R School of Music.

This two-year master’s program will enroll eight students each year, who will complete two summer sessions in residence and four semesters of online classes. This schedule will enable the students to continue professional performing careers during their studies.

Major in health, medicine, and society

Beginning in fall 2018, College of Arts and Sciences students will have the option of enrolling in a new multidisciplinary major: health, medicine, and society.

The program will integrate coursework relevant to medicine from across diverse disciplines, serving students interested in careers from medical provider (physician, nurse, physician assistant, midwife) to health-care administrator, public health official, or health-care policy analyst.

“When we describe the major to students, we often see reactions like, ‘This is what I’m trying to do, and I didn’t see how to do it!’” says Professor James Krueger, the program’s director.

And more

Other programs under development include:

  • Master’s in music pedagogy
  • Master’s in organizational leadership
  • Master’s in education (online)
  • Certificate program in location analytics (geographic information systems)

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