The Department of Music at Messiah College offers students not only the chance to grow on their given instrument, but also the opportunity to pursue music in a wide variety of avenues in a Christian liberal arts environment. Studies in the Department of Music complement rigorous professional training with a broad liberal arts education necessary for students to function effectively as teaching and performing musicians.
Todd Goranson, Associate Professor of Music, performed a series of New Year's concerts as guest principal bassoonist with the Huang He (Yellow River) Symphony in Zhengzhou, China from December 29-January 6. While in China, he also performed in a chamber concert with members of the MasterWorks Festival faculty from the U.S.
Todd's chamber ensemble, Trio Atlantis (with Swedish musicians Erik Hagstrom and Britta Holger), was the subject of a feature article in the February 2017 issue of Umgås Magazine, a publication that focuses on the intersection of Swedish and American cultures. A digital version of the article can be found at http://www.umgasmagazine.com/trio-atlantis-classical-swedish-music/