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Music Education

 

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, auditions for admission into the Westminster College School of Music for the 2021-2022 academic year are currently being held online or by video or audio.

Please contact Dr. Daniel Perttu, Chair of the School of Music, for more information on scheduling an audition.
  More information on auditions

 

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.

Virtual Music Major for a Day


Music Major for a day brochure

October 19, 2020 & October 20, 2020

Dealine for Reservations: October 8, 2020

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.

Because of the coronavirus situation, Music Major for a Day is being held virtually this year. Nevertheless, you will have the opportunity to sit in on classes and ensembles virtually, and meet and talk with current students and faculty. This day is more than about observing only. It is about the opportunity to interact, ask questions, and meet faculty and students.

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. 19, 2020

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

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020

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!


If you would like to register for Music Major for a Day, please contact Kristen Kuzma at 724-946-7270 by 3pm on Friday, October 4th


 

 

 

What can you do with a Music Education 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.