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Music majors

Music majors

Why WMU?


Music has been present on campus since the 1905 organization of the first orchestra.


Admission to the School of Music is selective and competitive. Each year, close to 400 students audition for approximately 125 openings.


The only Bachelor of Science in multimedia arts technology and Master of Music in music therapy programs in the state of Michigan.


Students in the School of Music are primarily from Michigan. Last year students also came from 12 countries and 25 states. Performances were given throughout the United States and in Australia, Austria, China, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Honduras, Mozambique and Russia.


Our faculty hold degrees and teaching experience from the nation's premier institutions such as Rice, Eastman, Northwestern, North Texas, Yale, Oberlin, NEC, Juilliard, Berklee and USC. The School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Our music therapy programs are certified by the American Music Therapy Association.

Plan your visit

The best way to explore what Western Michigan University has to offer is to sign up for a tour of our campus. You will be able to see our campus community in action, the spaces you will be using and to ask questions about the program you plan to study.

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