The study of Music at the University of Dubuque will take you into the world of performing, conducting, music literature, history, and theory. You will leave ready to build a career in performance, academia, arts administration, music technology, and more.
Making a Difference Through the Study of Music
Students and faculty at UD are active performers on campus and beyond. They create innovative works and concerts, tour regionally and nationally, and work alongside professional artists who visit the UD campus.
Students who major in music will learn technical and performance skills related to their specific instrument/voice, conducting and rehearsal techniques, and in-depth knowledge of music history, literature, and theory.
Music-centered student organizations which have grown to become credit-bearing classes reflecting the level of study, work, and value that the arts have for the degree program:
- Basketball Band
- Chamber Singers
- Concert Band
- Concert Choir
- Handbell Ensemble
- Jazz Band
- Marching Band
- String Ensemble
- Treble Choir
Music careers include, but are not limited to, performance, composition, private or public teaching, church employment, community or military ensembles, arts administration, media, music sales, and music technology. Music study also hones broader skills such as public speaking, analytical thinking, and creative collaboration.
Students often pair a Music major with business major to facilitate work in arts management or marketing or with a Theatre major to further delve into the performing arts.
Performance ensembles are open to all UD students, regardless of major. University-owned instruments are available for use. Academic credit is available for participation in ensembles. Students may enroll in one or more bands during the fall semester, spring semester, or both.
Visit the Band page for a list and descriptions of all University of Dubuque band ensembles.
Open to all university students, regardless of major. Academic credit is available for participation in performance ensembles.
Visit the Choir page for a list and descriptions of all University of Dubuque band ensembles.
Music Participation Scholarship Information
For incoming students who will participate in one or more music ensemble at the University of Dubuque, regardless of major. Students may receive a University of Dubuque Music Participation Scholarship for up to four years if they remain enrolled in one or more music ensembles each semester.
Visit the Music Scholarship page for details and application instructions.
Charles BarlandProfessor of Music; University Organist
Phone: 563.589.3564 Fax: 563.589.3482 Email: CBarland@dbq.edu Department: Fine & Performing Arts Office: 302D Heritage Center
DMA, University of Kansas; MA, University of Iowa; BA, Carroll University.
Kristen EbyAssistant Professor of Music; Director of Choral Activities; Department Head
Phone: 563.589.3542 Email: KEby@dbq.edu Department: Fine & Performing Arts Office: 302F Heritage Center
MM, University of Oregon; BA, Westmont College.
Tracy FurlongOperations and Promotions Manager for the Marching Band
Phone: 563.589.3784 Email: TFurlong@dbq.edu Department: Fine & Performing Arts Office: 302B Heritage Center
MAC, University of Dubuque; BS, Elmhurst University.
Evan GlickmanDirector of Jazz and Athletic Bands; Assistant Professor of Music
Phone: 563.589.3140 Email: EGlickman@dbq.edu Department: Fine & Performing Arts Office: 302H Heritage Center
DMA, University of Connecticut; MM, Rutgers University; BM, New York University.
Nolan HautaDirector of Concert Bands; Associate Professor of Instrumental Music
Phone: 563.589.3797 Email: NHauta@dbq.edu Department: Fine & Performing Arts Office: 302E Heritage Center
DMA, University of Iowa; MM, University of Minnesota - Duluth; BA, University of Minnesota - Morris.
Joe KlinebrielProfessor of Theatre
Phone: 563.589.3635 Email: JPKlinebriel@dbq.edu Department: Fine & Performing Arts Office: 302C Heritage Center
MFA, University of Alabama; BA, Western Michigan University.
Tracey RushAdjunct Instructor; String Ensemble Director
Email: TRush@dbq.edu Department: Fine & Performing Arts Office: 302 Heritage Center
- MM, University of Northern Iowa
- BMus, Bob Jones University