Opportunity takes the stage in this performance-driven program

“Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”—Anonymous

Go center-stage in front of an audience, in a classroom, or in-studio as our team of experienced performers and professors help you find a place in the spotlight. Students shine in small, technology-enhanced classrooms and perform in the Connie Niemann Center for Music.

Join the Group

All incoming students planning to major in music, music education, or communication and music production must successfully complete an audition before the music faculty to be accepted into the Music Program. Non-majors are welcome to participate in a variety of music ensembles pending successful auditions before the appropriate music faculty. Students in all fields of study are required to audition in order to be eligible for grant money.

Degree Programs:

  • B.A. Music Performance
  • B. S. Music Education
  • B.A. Communication/Music Production

Music for Everyone

As a non-music major, being a part of the music program became more for me than just keeping music in my life. I developed leadership, organizational, and teamwork skills, became more self-confident, and made lasting relationships throughout my college experience.
Courtney Gear '15, Broadcasting and Public Relations Communication Major, Graduate Student

Your Courses

A diverse curriculum supports your talent and expands your horizons. Special strengths are refined through private lessons while group performance enhances the overall experience. Focusing on music history, music theory, literature and performance, we supplement musical talent with knowledge, performing experience, and early classroom experience.

Current Music Ensembles

Fun Fact: Assistant professor of music and director of bands, Bill Machold is the drummer in one of the region’s most popular rock bands—Raised on Radio!

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