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Simpson Offers New Master Of Music (M.M.) in Choral Conducting Degree

“Whether you are a conductor feeling like you are in a ‘rut,’ someone looking to improve specific skills, excited simply to find professional development that is germane to your specific interest or job, or simply curious about what the M.M. program might do for you, I encourage you to get in contact with us,” said Tim McMillin, Simpson’s Department Chair of Music. “There is something for everyone in this program.” More…

Simpson’s Matthew Lau Lands Role in Historic Opera Production

“Matthew Lau’s ability to continue his professional, national performing career paired with his astonishing commitment to teaching at Simpson is nothing short of amazing,” said Tim McMillin, chair of Simpson’s music department. “Students who study with him (whether in the classroom or private voice studio) benefit from his continued engagement in the ‘business,’ and he personally benefits by continuing to connect with his craft as a musician. This is important work, and he does it with outstanding skill.” More…

Matthew Oltman ’97 Sings Praise of Simpson for Career Opportunities

“When you go out into the world, coming from Simpson College is almost like being a member of some sort of secret fraternity or sorority,” he says. “I’ve sung with the Sante Fe Opera and other institutions in New York City or San Francisco. When you tell them you went to Simpson College, they say, ‘You, too?’” More…