"The facilities here are absolutely first-rate. There are numerous rooms designed for individual or small group practice, large rehearsal rooms, a state-of-the-art computerized keyboard lab and performance spaces that few universities can rival as far as acoustics and design."
"I shape sound. In my electro-acoustic works, it is akin to working with a canvas, which is time, where I create a trajectory or stasis or environment."
"It's really wonderful to see my students transition into these loving, care-giving people in addition to becoming fabulous music teachers."
"Many former students I talk to are still playing. Piano has given value to them for decades and has continued to enrich their lives."
"When I was in graduate school, popular music history wasn't taught. That's changing, thank goodness. Popular music studies is a rapidly expanding branch of musicology."
"It's easy to write a musicological study that talks about instrumentation and practices, such as offering making, but when you take seriously a discourse about spiritual power, I think you are doing something that is little different. I think you are empowering the voices of Balinese who are living this aspect of their life in a very real way."
The department presents approximately 100 concerts, recitals, masterclasses, and lectures each year in the Rooke Recital Hall and the Weis Center.