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Music Schools & Colleges in Vermont

Bennington College
Bennington, VT
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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.

Castleton State College
Castleton, VT
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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.

Lyndon State College
Lyndonville, VT
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Lyndon’s Music and Performing Arts degree program gives students the opportunity to translate their love of music into a personally meaningful career that can provide a financially stable and fascinating life. With our new state-of-the-art recording studio and brand new record label, students in this major can record their own albums and then listen to their music on Lyndon’s very own radio station, WWLR. The program equips students to meet the demands of the contemporary industry through creative and supportive use of curriculum, technology, and industry partnerships. Students are mentored in all areas of the industry, from professional comportment and business skills to technical problem solving.

Marlboro College
Marlboro, VT
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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 College
Middlebury, VT
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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.

St. Michael’s College
Colchester, VT
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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.

Northern Vermont University
Johnson, VT
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Music majors receive in-depth experience in theory, composition, performance, music education and studio recording. Accepted majors audition during the first year as part of the B.A. in music. Majors have a variety of performance opportunities, recitals, ensembles, Chorale and Chamber Singers, band, applied lessons, musicals and a very active music club. Additionally, a variety of professional musicians across the musical spectrum, perform at the Dibden Center for the Arts each year.

University of Vermont
Burlington, VT
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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.