Music and Choir
Ted Brauker holds both a bachelor's degree in music and a master's in music from Central Michigan University, where he served as a graduate teaching assistant. He helped to teach the university choirs as well as courses in advanced conducting for undergraduate students. Mr. Brauker has presented on topics as diverse as "Movement in Choral Rehearsals" to "The Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom and the New Russian Choral School," while also being an active teacher of Gregorian chant and Renaissance polyphony. Mr. Brauker has served as Director of Music for various churches, taught private voice lessons, and played for and directed several musicals, among many other musical activities. In 2012, Mr. Brauker co-founded the Isabella Youth Chorale, a youth chorus serving students from grades 3-8 in the Mid-Michigan area. Mr. Brauker is an active performer, arranger, and conductor.
The Music Department welcomes any singing talent to audition for a choral scholarship (tuition and fees). Come and sing with us!
Do I have to be a music major to receive a music scholarship?
No. You simply have to agree to the requirements of the scholarship which generally include the following: 1. Participate in the assigned ensemble(s); 2. Register as a full-time student (minimum load of 12 semester hours); 3. Maintain a 3.0 grade point average (GPA) in your music ensemble and an overall GPA of 2.0 in all classes.
May I receive a scholarship for more than one semester?
Yes. Generally, students will receive their scholarship for at least four semesters, providing they fulfill the scholarship requirements.
What other types of financial aid are available at Ranger College?
Students are encouraged to complete financial aid forms that are available from the Office of Financial Assistance. This office will assist you with other types of financial assistance, some which are based on merit, others which are based on need.
Are music scholarships available for students who begin in the Spring semester?
Awards are offered prior to the beginning of the academic year. Students who enter Ranger College in the spring semester may audition for an award to begin the following fall.