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Department of Music

Utt Music Building, Room 109
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4530
Email: Dr. Scott Lubaroff


Message from the Director

John RutlandAt Central Missouri, we offer numerous ways for you to develop you skills as a musician. We offer majors in performance, music education, or a liberal arts degree with a major in music. You can also study privately with one of our artist-teacher faculty members, regardless of your major. One can also pursue a minor in music with a major in an area of study such as accounting or computer programming.

Our Orchestra program is an active one, and includes a University Symphony, a String Quartet program, and a String Ensemble program that meets in the spring.  The String Ensemble performs string chamber music as well as string orchestra music.

Our highly regarded music faculty and graduates have also received recognition and success on the national and international level in both the performance and music education fields. As a matter of fact, two graduates of Central Missouri currently hold prestigious positions as Concertmaster of the world-renowned Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra (David Halen, BM '79) and the Associate Concertmaster of the Houston Symphony (Eric Halen, BM '77).

The department has a progressive music scholarship program for orchestral players (you are not required to be a major or minor to be considered for an award) which includes Orchestra and String Ensemble Service Awards, University of Central Missouri Foundation Awards, and Achievement Awards. These awards can be combined with academic awards up to the full cost of tuition.

Music Scholarship Day auditions for seniors and transfer students will be held on campus in the Utt Music Building. See the Music Department's music audition page for the dates and times. (If these times will not fit your schedule, please call me and other arrangements can be made.) Your choice of audition repertoire should be material that best shows us your capabilities. It is also possible for individuals who would have to travel long distances to submit an audition tape.

Feel free to call or write me if you would like to visit campus and have an opportunity to work with members of our orchestral faculty or if you have any questions about the orchestra program, string studies, scholarships, the Department of Music, or the University.

John Rutland
Director of Orchestral Activities / Assistant Professor

Write or call:
Dr. John Rutland
Department of Music
Warrensburg, MO 64093

Phone: 660-543-4046

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