Western Michigan University's School of Music is dedicated to music as an art form that:

  • Elevates the lives of all who experience it.
  • Embraces and transcends the entire range of human emotion, expression and community.
  • Is vital to the cultural enrichment of society.

Before you can be admitted to any music program at WMU, you must successfully complete the school's audition and testing program, held each November, January and February.

Beyond the classroom

As a music student at WMU, you will be offered a variety of professional opportunities, each of which is dedicated to thorough preparation and high standards of performance.

The performing ensembles at WMU have assumed a significant role in the cultural, educational and aesthetic environment of the greater University community. Additionally, as they have traveled throughout the United States, South America, Europe and Asia, these performing ensembles have favorably extended WMU's distinguished reputation of excellence in the arts.

The educational process of ensemble training culminates in a variety of concerts and recitals. In a recent five-year period, WMU's School of Music presented nearly 4,500 concerts for audiences totaling well over 1.5 million people. This included more than 2,300 campus events, extensive touring in Michigan plus concerts in 35 other states and 15 foreign countries.

After you graduate

Recent WMU graduates with degrees in music are working as:

  • Musicians
  • Teachers
  • Performers
  • Private music instructors

Among the organizations they work for are:

  • Schools
  • Theatres
  • Performing companies
  • Studios

Career Outcomes

Where is this program offered?

  • Kalamazoo

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