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New Guide to Creative Colleges Features UH’s Moores School of Music

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August 1, 2008-Houston-
The University of Houston’s Moores School of Music (MSM) is accustomed to the sweet sounds of success. With award-winning students and faculty, state-of-the art facilities, spectacular performances and dynamic degree plans, it has long been acknowledged as one of the country’s leading music institutions.

Now, the school is listed among the nation’s top programs for creative students in the new book “Creative Colleges: A Guide for Student Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers” by Elaina Loveland.

“UH’s music program is well regarded for its impressive faculty, expansive curriculum and performing opportunities,” Loveland said. “Its many positive characteristics make it a school for aspiring musicians to consider.”

Published by SuperCollege, “Creative Colleges” spotlights 200 higher education schools and programs focused on art, drama, dance, music and creative writing. Universities featured in the book were selected based on curricular breadth of degree programs, scholarship availability, cost, number of performance opportunities, quality of faculty and alumni accomplishments.

“It is wonderful and very appropriate for the school to be listed in this publication,” said David Ashley White, director of MSM. “Of course, credit must go to our talented students, faculty and staff who have worked hard over the years to establish our reputation.”

Loveland is the former editor of the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s Journal of College Admission. She also is the author of “Creative Careers: Paths for Aspiring Actors, Artists, Dancers, Musicians and Writers.”

Founded in 1998, SuperCollege publishes print titles, e-books and Web resources that offer insight on scholarships, colleges and careers. To learn more about SuperCollege, visit www.supercollege.com.

MSM is one of the premier music schools in America. Offering bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees, it serves approximately 600 students annually. Areas of study include composition, conducting, performance, theory and musicology. Its faculty consists of internationally recognized performers, composers and scholars. Among its ensembles are the Moores School Symphony Orchestra, Moores Jazz Ensemble, Moores Opera Center, Concert Chorale, Concert Women’s Chorus, Spirit of Houston Cougar Marching Band, Wind Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble. A majority of the school’s concerts are performed in the 800-seat Moores Opera House. For more details on the Moores School of Music, visit http://www.music.uh.edu/.

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