Music Academic Emphases

Students who pursue a major in music can select from six academic tracks.

The music education track, either in choral or instrumental music, is designed to equip, develop, and certify candidates for teaching general music (grades K-12) and choral music (grades 6-12) or instrumental music (grades K-12) programs in Wisconsin public school systems.

The church music track equips students with the skills and knowledge useful for serving as a church musician.

The music history/literature track provides the student with a historical understanding of music while expanding the student's repertoire.

The music theory/composition track stimulates creative composition and arrangement through intensive analysis of scores and original composition.

The music performance track, either in vocal, keyboard, or instrumental, is designed to give students the opportunity to pursue the highest standards of artistry and professionalism of performance and instruction on their chosen instrument or voice.

The piano pedagogy track is designed to prepare students to teach piano at the pre-college level, to students of all ages.

All emphases can prepare students for graduate studies in the respective fields.