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Music Schools & Colleges in Wisconsin
The Music Department at Alverno College prepares students with the knowledge and performance skills necessary to enter a career with confidence and success. Baccalaureate programs include Music Therapy and the B.A. in Music with concentration in Arts Technology and Media Design. The Music curriculum features a diversity of relevant courses spanning historical timelines and musical styles, as well as clinical experiences that guide the student towards her career goals. Alverno’s Music Department offers music that works.
One of the original liberal arts, music offers students a prism through which to develop both creative and critical skills, thus enabling them to synthesize their subjective experiences with history, theory and culture. Using a variety of approaches, students hone communication and problem solving skills, learning craftsmanship and teamwork through sustained effort. Above all, our faculty prepares students to become thinking, articulate, sensitive and conscientious citizens and musicians.
Programs in the Music Department offer small class sizes, individualized instruction, career guidance, and a wide range of performance opportunities with outstanding conductors and coaches. Faculty members are nationally recognized performing artists, teachers and mentors.
Carroll University, Wisconsin’s oldest college, has a long and celebrated musical history. Music has been part of its curriculum for more than 100 years, and its many diverse ensembles have been offering Carroll students opportunities for artistic expression and cultural enrichment since 1923. More than 200 music and non-music majors participate in Carroll’s performing groups each year.
As one of the first small liberal arts colleges to offer a degree in music, Carthage provides a rich musical tradition that can be traced back over a century, including the formation of one of the first college bands in America shortly after the Civil War, and one of the oldest college touring choirs in the country.
The Music Department of Concordia University Wisconsin contributes to the spiritual, artistic, cultural, academic and co-curricular life aspects to campus life at the University. In doing so, the faculty is committed to blending talent and fellowship to the highest degrees of professional artistry in praise of the Lord’s name. We additionally hope to impact our surrounding community while fulfilling our mission.
The curriculum for the Edgewood College music major is aligned with the standards for the National Association of Schools of Music and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The comprehensive degree offerings challenge the student choosing to major or minor in music to reach their highest potential. The development of performing skills, critical thinking, and music literacy are the goals of each area of private and class instruction, music appreciation, music theory, music history, and performing ensembles. Each semester the music faculty assesses student achievement using standard test formats, portfolio reviews, and juried performance reviews.
In the words of one noted critic, “All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.” And it is this “condition” of music — its purity of form, its expressive power, and the immediacy of its emotional impact — that has made it so central to every culture. Music is not an educational luxury; rather, it lies at the core of what it means to be human. The music faculty offers all Lakeland students the opportunity to participate in the performing life of the campus community through vocal and instrumental ensembles. For music majors, the faculty provides an opportunity to turn performance into a vocation, with specialized tracks designed for vocal, instrumental, and piano training.
Lawrence University of Wisconsin, through its undergraduate residential college and Conservatory of Music, educates students in the liberal arts and sciences. The university is devoted to excellence and integrity in all of its activities and committed to the development of intellect and talent, the pursuit of knowledge and understanding, the cultivation of sound judgment, and respect for the perspectives of others. Lawrence prepares students for lives of achievement, responsible and meaningful citizenship, lifelong learning, and personal fulfillment. As a learning community of scholars and artists we engage each other in a transformative process that emphasizes individualized learning, supported by an environment of rich educational opportunities in a residential campus setting.
If God has given you a unique talent and love for vocal or instrumental music, develop that talent to its full extent at Maranatha. Our Music Department faculty members have experience and qualifications in their specialties that meet or exceed that of any Christian college faculty. Follow academic programs in Music Education, Piano Pedagogy, String Pedagogy, Church Music, or Performance. Whatever path you choose, Maranatha’s Music Department will prepare you for a lifetime of ministry through music while giving you the tools to successfully pursue a career doing what you love most.
The Music Department at Marian University can help you to prepare for a variety of rewarding careers in music. Whether your interest lies in music performance, practicing music in a church setting, managing a musical group or venue, or any of the countless other careers in music, the various music programs at Marian University will prepare you for your future. From classical studies to contemporary writing, all founded in music theory, graduates of Marian have entered graduate programs and are leaders in business and education as well as performers and entertainers.
Music is a universal – perhaps even the first pre-verbal – language. Learning about music as an artistic and cultural expression of both past ages and our own time is a vital part of a well-rounded liberal arts education.
The Department of Music at Silver Lake College enjoys a coveted reputation for excellence and scholarship. It offers a wide variety of degree and certificate programs, both undergraduate and graduate, and is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the premier accrediting organization in the US for music. Silver Lake College is the only college/university in the country to establish an undergraduate Kodály Concept of Music Education concentration.
We hope you enjoy this virtual tour of the Department of Music and Theatre Arts. The performing arts enjoy an enviable reputation at UW-Eau Claire. We offer an outstanding undergraduate education for aspiring musicians and theatre professionals and also serve as a primary cultural resource for western Wisconsin.
At UW-GB, an NASM accredited school, you have a choice of professional and liberal arts degree paths, including music education, performance, jazz studies, and more.
Whether music is your career choice, extracurricular passion, or creative outlet, the UW-La Crosse music program has much to offer you. From degree programs to instrumental and choral performance groups that are open to all UW-L students, the Department of Music invites you to visit and audition…and find a tempo for your talents. The Music Department plays a significant educational role in the College of Liberal Studies and in the School of Arts and Communications. One of the many outstanding academic departments at UW-La Crosse, the department currently serves over 100 undergraduate majors and many more music lovers. It’s music at your tempo.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is world-renowned as one of the top 10 public universities in the country, and the intimate School of Music is ranked in the top 10% of comprehensive music programs.
The Department of Music faculty represents professionals from around the world: some of the strongest in the country. You will study with an artist-teacher who maintains an active professional career. We pride ourselves on utilizing regular faculty members for undergraduate courses (even freshman classes). Our faculty takes the time to get to know you personally, and with our low 10-to-1 student-faculty ratio, you get the individual attention you deserve. The UWM large and chamber ensembles enjoy national and international reputation, performing throughout the United States and the globe. The Department of Music has a faculty of 65 full and part-time members in strong partnership with the Milwaukee Orchestra and is a fully-accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The department is comprised of up to 500 undergraduate and graduate students. Add to this the advantage of a vibrant urban location that puts students in the cultural mainstream of a thriving and sophisticated metropolis of over one million people.
With one of the first Music Industry Programs in the United States, The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh graduates have established careers in the record, film, video, multimedia and advertising industries across the country. UW Oshkosh offers three Music Industry program options: music business, recording technology and a combination of the two. The programs include a substantial core of music courses of approximately 70 credits and lead to the Bachelor of Music degree. Our students have won the Student Music Awards presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences for excellence in the recording arts. The recording technology option prepares students for careers in the recording and audio/video post-production industry. We offer a complete 32-track digital and 16-track analog recording facility, including console automation, a complete ProTools hard disk recording system, extensive signal processing SMPTE time code and lock, a fully independent MIDI synchable studio with sampling, sequencing, and printing, a digital editing room and complete lock to video. The studio serves as a hands-on learning center with training in all aspects of the recording process. Courses cover the full spectrum of audio: Basic concepts of sound, microphones and placement, recording and mixing techniques, system interface, MIDI, time code lock, video post-production, studio maintenance, editing, mastering and music production.
Our students actively explore, learn and discover their musicality and musicianship in the classrooms and studios as well as on the stage. Small classes, individual teaching, numerous ensemble opportunities, live concerts/recitals, and careful advising by faculty have helped our majors succeed in the professional world of music.
The Music Program at UW-Platteville is designed to provide many varied musical experiences and high-quality training. Close contact with faculty, modern facilities and acoustically designed concert and rehearsal halls in the Center for the Arts are important elements of the Music Program.
The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Music Department offers high-quality programs in music leading to the degrees Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Science in Music, Master of Science in Education-Fine Arts, as well as Minors in Music and Musical Theater. The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
UWSP is a special place for music students. We are large enough to offer a wide variety of experiences and challenges, and small enough that our students receive a great deal of individual attention. The atmosphere is filled with support, encouragement, and music!
Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the UW-Superior Music Department has a long-standing reputation for training excellent musicians. This enables our graduates to gain admission to leading graduate schools and to hold positions as performers, teachers and professors throughout the United States and abroad.
Our Music Department is known throughout the region as a vibrant center of music and musical study. A program with over 150 students majoring in music, 50 minors, and over 30 full-and part-time faculty, we are big enough to offer a wide variety of ensemble experiences, yet small enough that students receive individualized attention from faculty. Our superb faculty, devoted to teaching, research, and creative activity, includes distinguished performers, composers, and scholars whose work is known across the nation.
The Viterbo University music department prepares vocal and piano students for professional careers in teaching and performing, provides opportunities for the general student to engage in artistic experiences, and encourages students to influence the musical lives of the communities in which they serve.
Wisconsin Lutheran College’s music program focuses on both the science and artistry of this form of communication. By pursuing a major or minor in music, a student will acquire the knowledge and perception essential to excellent musicianship. A student will develop their creative potential by studying the works of both classical and contemporary masters and emulating these models in their own works.