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Music Schools & Colleges in Michigan

Adrian College
Adrian, MI
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The program in Music challenges students to achieve excellence in musical performance through active and creative learning in a supportive community. Students are educated through a series of required and elective courses in applied music, performance, theory, history, and a senior capstone solo recital. Students graduating with a major in music will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in the synthesis of preparing and performing music based on informed historical and theoretical practice. The program is designed to prepare students to engage fully in the creative arts; think critically as they explore multiple points of view; make connections across disciplines; and continue to pursue knowledge throughout one’s life.

Albion College
Albion, MI
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An independent, coeducational, residential college in south-central Michigan, Albion is committed to the liberal arts tradition. Founded in 1835 and historically related to the United Methodist Church, the College is dedicated to preserving the values of the past, to serving the needs of the present, and to anticipating the goals of the future.

Alma College
Alma, MI
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The Music Department at Alma provides a curriculum designed to meet the needs of a broad range of students. The faculty and resources of the Department are committed equally to the following: 1) providing courses and curricula for music majors so that they may have the necessary foundation to pursue graduate study, teaching, performing or music-related fields; 2) strengthening students’ musical skills by expanding proficiency in technique, heightening interpretive insight, and facilitating the understanding of pedagogical tools and methods; 3) being an artistic presence within the Alma College community and beyond by providing opportunities for students, faculty, and community to share the experience of musical performance; 4) providing the general student with a basic understanding of the language and history of music.

Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI
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If you’re a musician, you know the thrill of stepping on stage and delivering a sensational performance. You also know the number of hours it took preparing for that performance, perhaps years of training in theory, interpretation, and technique. But more than that, you probably know that making music is as spiritual as it is technical or mental. Indeed, this is what separates a truly great musician from a merely mechanical one. At Andrews University, you’ll have all the tools you need to excel in the technical aspects of making music. But you’ll also find a musical environment filled with vitality, where music flourishes. You’ll study under professors who temper their musical expertise with an emphasis on spiritual growth and character development. You’ll discover endless opportunities to serve others through music. In the end, you’ll gain the skills and vision necessary to live successfully, whether you plan on becoming the next Mozart or opt to practice music as a hobby.

Aquinas College
Grand Rapids, MI
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The mission of the Music Department in support of the mission of Aquinas College is to provide both to the music major and general education students: first, a deeper understanding and experience of music from the abundant diversity of cultures present today and through the ages; and, second, the verbal and technical skills to communicate that knowledge of music.

Calvin College
Grand Rapids, MI
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The Music Department, as a teaching and learning community, aims for the development of a Christian mind with which to understand and think about music, to make music by means of performance and composition, and to communicate critical thought about music. To accomplish this, the Music Department addresses itself to broadening musical knowledge, increasing musical perceptivity, and deepening musical understanding to the end that critical evaluation will take place from a Christian perspective and that musical practice will clearly reflect that perspective in lives of service. In summary, the Calvin College Music Department is committed to teaching excellence in musical understanding and performance, recognizing that music is a gift of God, a matter for Christian stewardship and Christian critique.

Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, MI
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The School of Music’s growth has been fueled by the work of a dedicated faculty of artist/teachers, a rigorous curriculum and the outstanding accomplishments of our students and alumni. Through degree programs, outreach to the schools and community, and research, creative activity, and service to the discipline, the School of Music has become the nexus of a cultural/music network that extends from the elementary general music classroom to the concert stage, from mid-Michigan to the nation and beyond. The students, faculty and alumni of the School of Music form a close community united by a love for teaching, learning and making music.

Concordia University-Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor, MI
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Welcome to the Music Department at Concordia University Ann Arbor. We invite you to spend time looking through our website. This will provide you with a brief overview of our performance opportunities, faculty accomplishments, facilities, ensembles, and programs. Whether you are considering a career in music or interested in making music a significant part of your college experience, Concordia faculty will work closely with you to help you grow in your understanding and appreciation.

Cornerstone University
Grand Rapids, MI
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As a student in the music major, you will receive a broad liberal arts degree including general studies, music and your choice of minor and elective courses. You will gain musical skill and academic strength and use your creativity to study a variety of topics, tailoring your educational experiences to include electives intersecting with your musical interests.

Detroit Institute of Music Education
Detroit, MI
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Detroit Institute of Music Education (DIME) is a music institute that is custom built for serious musicians who desire a long-term, professional career in modern music. Under the instruction of world class artists and educators, DIME helps students reach their personal and professional goals through collaborative, project-based work and the guidance and encouragement to develop individual style and technique.

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI
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The Department of Music and Dance strives to promote lifelong learning, to prepare students for professional careers in music or dance, and to advance the cultural life of the campus, community and beyond.

Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI
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Grand Valley State University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The Music Department offers curricula leading to the B.A., B.M., and B.M.E. degrees. These programs present music in the context of a broad liberal education, provide a course of study for the exceptionally gifted student who is interested in performance, composition, music technology, private studio teaching, or further graduate study, and prepares both vocal and instrumental students for careers in elementary and secondary school teaching. Additionally, the Music Department is committed to providing cultural enrichment to students in all departments and to serving the university community by providing appropriate musical support for all facets of academic life.

Great Lakes Christian College
Lansing, MI
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The music department at Great Lakes Christian College seeks to encourage the student to cultivate musical skills and talent. Students are given opportunities to understand, appreciate, and utilize a variety of musical forms in several different contexts—worship, public performance, and for private enjoyment.

Hope College
Holland, MI
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The Hope College Music Department provides intensive training for students who have chosen music as their vocation. Because music enriches all of life, the department also seeks to provide for the student whose major field of study is one other than music an elective musical background, which will enhance the student’s knowledge and understanding of music.

Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo, MI
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In the tradition of a nationally recognized liberal arts college, student musicians at Kalamazoo College enjoy the highest standards of teaching and learning combined with the special opportunities for individual study and growth unique to the “K” plan.

Kuyper College
Grand Rapids, MI
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Graduates of the program will acquire skills, which, when integrated with the arts, will enable them to design and confidently lead worship in a variety of local and global settings. In addition, they’ll be proficient in piano, keyboard, and organ or guitar, as well as vocal leadership. They’ll also learn the delicate skills of interpersonal communication and conflict management necessary to lead groups of people with varying degrees of talent and commitment.

Madonna University
Livonia, MI
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The Music Department stands by a commitment to develop students’ understanding of human culture through the study and performance of music and its related disciplines. Graduates are prepared to pursue music as a profession in the services of school, church, community or as an enriching cultural activity.

Marygrove College
Detroit, MI
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The Department of Music offers undergraduate programs designed to prepare students for professional careers in the field of music. It also provides service courses for students majoring in other disciplines. As a student in the music department, you will have access to courses which emphasize intensive study in specific concentrations, as well as general musical study. Classes are offered in the areas of music theory, composition‚ music history and literature, ensemble, music education methods and techniques, applied music, sacred music, piano peda¬gogy, and guided field experience.

Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
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As a premier professional training ground, the College of Music at Michigan State University prepares students to become world-class musicians working at the frontiers of their art. Our reputation attracts some of the world’s leading teachers to our faculty, who together nurture the next generation of outstanding artists. Our students learn how to discover new worlds of artistic expression and develop a creative style that is uniquely their own. They are inspired by the world-renowned musicians who regularly visit the college and grow personally and professionally through a range of performance opportunities at prestigious national and international venues. We use the universal language of music to connect people and build understanding across cultures and continents. We enhance campus life through sounds that capture the spirit of the Spartan experience.

Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI
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The Northern Michigan University Music Department educates students, the university community and the general public about a variety of music genres. It offers teachers and other community members the opportunity to refine their musicality and increase their musical skill and understanding. The department also supports a variety of ensemble programs that are open to all students. The varied ensembles serve an array of functions, including laboratory experience for music majors. It also promotes musical enrichment for the university community. Recitals by both the faculty and students enhance the area’s cultural environment throughout the academic year.

Oakland University
Rochester, MI
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Oakland University’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance (MTD) is a leading center of performing arts education in southeast Michigan, offering outstanding educational and performance opportunities to undergraduate, graduate students, and community members. MTD students learn and grow as musicians, actors, dancers, designers, arts educators and researchers in a collaborative and supportive environment.

Olivet College
Olivet, MI
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The Olivet College music program offers several degrees including a bachelor of arts in music with a concentration in vocal or instrumental music; bachelor of arts in music education; bachelor of arts with elective studies in business; and a bachelor of arts in sacred music. Each of these educational experiences has been designed to help prepare students for specific careers in music or to continue graduate level studies, and each will require intensive study in either vocal or instrumental music.

Saginaw Valley State University
University City, MI
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As a music student at SVSU, you will benefit from our modern curricula that provide both the practical and theoretical backgrounds you will need to succeed in music and music education.

Spring Arbor University
Spring Arbor, MI
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The Music Department offers quality professional training in performance, music education and the growing field of worship arts. Music students receive extensive personal attention from our five full-time faculty and more than twenty quality adjunct instructors. The members of the music faculty are all active professionals and are well known for their performances, publications and compositions.

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
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It’s a pleasure to introduce you to the people and programs of the School of Music, Theatre & Dance at the University of Michigan. We’re well aware of the importance you place on choosing the right school for you. For 125 years the School of Music has provided the finest education and experience in the performing arts. For the next 125, we’ve changed our name to the School of Music, Theatre & Dance, not just to recognize the long-standing presence of those disciplines among our programs, but to reflect the exciting character of this school: excellence in the core performing arts programs combined with unparalleled opportunities to intersect with the whole world of the arts.

University of Michigan-Flint
Flint, MI
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Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, our department is recognized for its performances, creative and collaborative student and faculty, and intellectually rigorous programs of study.

Wayne State University
Detroit, MI
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The Department of Music cultivates music as a contemporary and global art, grounded in a long historical tradition, by combining higher education with professional training and experience for its undergraduate and graduate/professional students.

Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI
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The School of Music at Western Michigan University is dedicated to music as an art form that elevates the lives of all who experience it; that embraces and transcends the entire range of human emotion, expression, and community that is vital to the cultural enrichment of society.