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Music Schools & Colleges in Vermont
At Bennington, music students integrate the study of theory, history, composition, improvisation, and performance through hands-on music making. All music faculty are active professional musicians who, along with teaching at Bennington, also work as composers and performers. Courses are offered in composition, fundamentals, improvisation, theory, performance, instrumental and voice study, sound design and recording, music history, and music healing. As a music student at Bennington, your academic knowledge and technical artistry develop as you explore your own music and hone your performance skills. Sound design/studio recording facilities and classes allow you to record and mix your own music. Ensemble work, collaborations, and Field Work Term add enriching and inspiring dimensions to your individualized plan of study.
The Department of Music offers a Bachelor of Music in Music Education (BM.EDU) and a Bachelor of Arts in Music (BA.MUS). Music Education majors are prepared for K-12 vocal and instrumental certification.
Music courses at Marlboro are designed for liberal arts students, and there is something for everyone. We offer courses for experienced musicians and for those who are absolute newcomers. We offer courses that are practical and performance-based and those that are historical and theoretical. Music courses often complement Plan work in fields other than music. The music department gives students both a comprehensive background in traditional Western theory and history and an opportunity to explore less traditional fields after one has completed the regular course of study.
Middlebury’s music department puts student creative work in the spotlight. There are opportunities to compose and perform; courses in popular music and jazz; choral, orchestral, jazz and chamber ensembles; and annual music theater productions.
All of our performing arts programs offer a well-rounded education that will expose you to the different aspects of your field and prepare you with marketable skills. Here are some program highlights: As a music business and industry student, you’ll choose a concentration in audio production, music management, or music and self-promotion to gain the expertise you need for your career, working in our state-of-the-art recording studio. Students in our music program choose a concentration in music composition, instrumental performance, sound engineering, vocal performance, or the self-designed creative pathways, all of which include a senior recital performance. Music education majors will graduate ready to pursue Vermont licensure endorsement to teach music in grades pre-K through 12. If you’re a musical theater student, you’ll do everything from designing costumes and building sets to managing the front office and other functions of the business side of the art.
Our music program offers students many opportunities to study closely with faculty and other professionals, and to gain performance experience. Courses required for the major include those in theory, history, and performance.
Music majors at Saint Michael’s have gone on to become music teachers, composers, music publishers, liturgical music suppliers and owner of a theatrical supply company. Graduates have pursued graduate studies at major schools including New York University, the University of Connecticut, the University of Massachusetts and the Catholic University of America.
The UVM Music Department welcomes students from all majors and from all colleges within the university: play in an ensemble, take private lessons, or study music theory, history, dance, and more! Become involved in Music at UVM and let our experienced faculty enrich and expand your musical horizons.