Educating women capable of fully expressing themselves by cultivating artistic sensitivity through music
Providing music students will a well-balanced education
The College of Music provides a learning environment in which students and the teaching staff value the idea of partnership under the common theme of “music,” peers help each other to improve in a supportive atmosphere, and each and every student can make the most of her talents and abilities. Students certainly expand their knowledge of music as a whole and become technically accomplished in their specialized areas, but a further attraction is the opportunity to take advantage of other departments of the university and enrich their studies by learning a foreign language or any other subject.
Message from the Dean
Dean, College of Music
Students at the College of Music study in either the Department of Musical Arts or the Department of Performing Arts. The Department of Musical Arts features a diverse array of studies that conform to contemporary needs in an effort to connect people and society through music. Meanwhile, in the Department of Performing Arts a process of technical acquisition is used to sharpen techniques and the mind alike, with the aim of contributing to society through musical performance. At the same time, by taking advantage of the university's various faculties to offer additional study opportunities in language and other fields, we seek to cultivate spiritually rich women who possess a refined sense of music. Our graduates possess creative sensitivities and a fortitude that can endure steadfast training, thereby preparing them to be active contributors in all corners of society. In fact, this school is proud of the assistance it offers students in securing employment. Furthermore, out of all the university's departments, the Department of Performing Arts boasts the highest proportion of students who go on to graduate school. So why not enhance your love of music through study, go beyond traditional musical frameworks, and pursue your full potential?
Purpose of Education and Research at the College of Music
To pursue advanced education and research in the field of music based on Christian music that is the basis of Western Music, and foster capable individuals who are not only knowledgeable and technically accomplished in their specialized fields but also capable of supporting the world of music in various ways.
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Features of Learning
Flexible Curriculum that Provides Abundant Education
A special feature of the College of Music is the ability to study subjects that meet your preference with few required subjects. A well-rounded education is essential for creating music. Taking advantage of the benefits of being a comprehensive university, we have language subjects in which you can choose from 10 types of languages; we also have Basic studies and General studies in which you can build a foundation for various academic fields. In addition, because you can take many specialized subjects from other courses, you can learn much about the world of music without having to favor any major field of study
Opportunities to Attend Concerts of the Highest Class and Accompany Artists who are Active on the World Stage
Every year the College of Music organizes numerous musical events in order to stimulate students’ interest in music. In addition to the "Ferris Concerts" which feature brilliant artists from Japan and other countries, the College organizes participatory workshops for students and special open classes by inviting instructors who are successful in the relevant business. In addition, the Department of Performing Arts provides students with opportunities to play together with outside orchestras and professional artists. Many students perform in concerts held throughout each academic year, such as “Christian Music Society,” “Chamber Music Evenings,” and “Orchestral Evenings,” and thereby experience the joys of playing music as a single entity in a hall full of people.
Knowing, Learning, and Experiencing Christian Music
It is important for students to feel and absorb some of what forms the core of Western music by coming in contact with the philosophy of Christianity, which has played an indispensable role in the history of Western music. For this reason, numerous lectures are conducted on subjects related to Christianity. Students make an effort to embody the founding spirit of the university by studying the history, ideology, and culture of Christian music, taking year round classes designed to prepare them for performing in the “Christian Music Society” (choir classes that prepare students for performing Handel’s Messiah, etc.) experiencing the feeling of playing on a pipe organ, playing music created for worship, and participating in other similar educational activities.