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Students prepare for careers in music education, music performance, composition, the music industry, arts administration, marketing, and college teaching when pursuing a major in Music at Westminster College. The school provides professional-level training under the Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Science degrees. There are multiple venues on campus for music performance, including the Will W. Orr Auditorium, Wallace Memorial Chapel, and Berlin Lounge, and student recitals are presented frequently throughout the academic year. Those interested have the opportunity to join the marching band, symphonic band, wind ensemble, orchestra, concert choir, chamber singers, women’s and men’s choruses, opera workshop, jazz ensemble, and numerous chamber ensembles. Students can participate in the Music Intern Teaching Program where, with faculty guidance, they give music lessons to community children and adults. Westminster students have attended graduate school at leading institutions.

Music Major for a Day

Music Major for a day brochure

Monday, October 7, 2019 & Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Dealine for Reservations: October 1, 2019

Open to current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors considering a major in Music, Westminster College School of Music would like to provide you the opportunity to find out what a day at the collegiate level is like.

All participants will be paired with a current Westminster student to shadow for the day. You will have the opportunity to sit in on classes, meet and talk with current students and faculty, and participate in ensembles. Lunch will be provided for all.

This day is more than about observing only. It is about the opportunity to interact, ask questions, and meet faculty and students.

Schedule of Events

Monday, Oct. 7, 2019

For those considering concentrating in Woodwinds, Brass and Percussion (Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, numerous class options).

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019

For those considering Vocal Music, Keyboard, or Strings (Concert Choir, Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Orchestra and numerous class options).

If only one of the days works, but is not in your primary area, that is still fine. We can still offer you an outstanding experience!


The Music Major in Photos

What can you do with a Music degree?

Imagine yourself a music educator, performer in a symphony orchestra or opera company, college professor, symphony manager, or sales manager for a recording company.