- Patrick M. Jones
Private university founded in 1839, now the fourth largest private university in the United States. The School of Music was established in 1872 with Eben Tourjée as dean. Degrees are offered in composition, conducting, ethnomusicology, historical performance, music education, music theory, musicology, performance, and sacred music through three colleges: College of Fine Arts (BM, MM, DMA), College of Arts and Sciences (BA, MA, PhD), School of Theology (MSM), and a pre-professional certificate through the Opera Institute. The MM and DMA in music education have also been offered online since 2005. Research collections include the archives of the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada, Organ Library of the American Guild of Organists Boston Chapter, and collections of Arthur Fiedler, H.C. Robbins Landon, Charles Munch, and Kate Smith, among others, located in the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center. Resident ensembles include ALEA III, Boston Baroque, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Muir String Quartet. The Boston University Tanglewood Institute, an intensive summer program for high school musicians, has been held as a counterpart to the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Tanglewood Music Festival since ...