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The department encourages a balanced study of music as a liberal art, with a curriculum that includes introductory to advanced courses in history, theory, composition, and performance. Students explore performance through private lessons, recitals, and ensemble work, and may choose to pursue a major or one of four music correlates. Academic internships and research assistantships give students an opportunity to engage in peer tutoring in music history and theory and to work closely with faculty on music projects. Skinner Hall of Music houses most of the college’s collection of 65 Steinway pianos as well as practice rooms, an electronic music studio, jazz combo rooms, recital halls, and the Dickinson Library, one of the country’s finest college music libraries. The newest addition to the music facilities is a state-of-the-art listening classroom. Each year, over 70 concerts are presented in the Mary Anna Fox Martel Recital Hall.