School of Music and Fine Arts Cited for Third Year in a Row
The Hardin-Simmons University School of Music has been cited for the 3rd in year in a row as a recommended place of study in the annual "Music-School Guide" published by Strings magazine.
Strings magazine is a monthly periodical which receives international distribution and is dedicated to articles on performance practice, stringed instrument education and related topics.
Peter Isaacson, associate professor of violin says, "It is an honor to be cited among the largest and most developed music programs in the state of Texas."
Other institutions that made this list include: Southern Methodist University, Baylor University, University of Houston, Rice University, Texas Christian University, Texas Technical University, University of North Texas, and the University of Texas.
Isaacson adds, "I think this is due to fact that we have a strong string faculty and a comprehensive program with full orchestra. We also have chamber music in conjunction with supporting programs beyond the university curriculum such as the Abilene Lesson Project and the Abilene Summer Music Festival."
Over nine years, the Abilene Summer Music Festival has brought in over 1,500 students for summer study at HSU from across Texas along with participants from Illinois, California, South Dakota and Oklahoma. Says Isaacson, "We are certainly very proud of our legacy in instrumental music education and look forward to expanding and improving on our solid reputation."
Dr. Peter Isaacson, associate professor of violin