Coming Soon To A College Near You: Providence Adds Two New Concentrations

by Nicole Veldink

In December 2015,  Providence announced the addition of music and psychology concentrations for the fall of 2016.

The addition of two brand new concentrations, offers not only the opportunity for current students to participate in a wider range of classes, but also to bring in new students who may have otherwise passed up an opportunity to study at Providence.

“Last April, on Student Development Day, we administered a survey to the students regarding concentrations.The top three concentrations were psychology, music, and philosophy. We chose the top two,” John Milton, vice president of academic affairs, said.

The music concentration is another way “for students to pursue the glory of God and offer service to humanity,” as stated in the Providence course catalog.

According to the catalog, Providence offers  20 music classes, ranging from voice and piano lessons to music theory, keyboard harmony, sight-singing and aural skills, conducting, and music literature.

Current adjunct instructors, Professor Christina Bristow and Dr. Larry Mumford, would  likely continue to teach the music courses.