The music major offers University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students intensive training with a world-class faculty in state-of-the-art facilities. The program, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, offers a solid core of music study including music theory/musicianship, jazz studies, applied performance study, and large ensemble participation. Electives are available for the curious! UW-Stevens Point’s music program has every student take a course in music composition. Many students continue composition studies and activities even when they had no previous composition experience.
Explore Career Opportunities in Music Performance
Students in the music performance program learn to work in teams and to have an entrepreneurial mindset. Graduates become outstanding
- Performer, Musician, Singer
- Music Director
- Recording artist
- Private Teacher
Students can also be involved in music merchandizing, music-related software development or management of artists or artistic organizations. Some move on to graduate programs in music therapy. Quite a few graduates are successful composers in composition-related fields.
Get Involved on Campus
Students in the music majors benefit from performance of the classics of their literature. Recent performances include Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, numerous works for Wind Band or Wind Ensemble by Frank Ticheli (with the composer on the podium in a guest residency), Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Brahms’ German Requiem and many others. Recent guest artists include Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center, Yo-Yo Ma, Craig Jessup, former conductor of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and Philip Glass, just to name a few. These artists present concerts and master classes that will change the way you think about music! Critical to the music curriculum, students at
UWSP participate in many of the following ensembles:
- Campus Band
- Campus Orchestra
- Chamber Ensembles
- Concert Choir
- Percussion Ensemble
- Student Recitals
- Studio Recitals
- Symphonic Wind Ensemble
- Symphony Orchestra
- Wind Symphony
Students may join one or more of the service and pre-professional organizations such as Phi Mu Alpha and Delta Omicron, or collegiate chapters of Music Teacher’s National Association, American String Teacher’s Association, and other national organizations for musicians.
Gain Experience Outside the Classroom
Internships in various arts capacities are also available. There are many opportunites to perfrom outside in the community including:
- Summer Ensembles
- Summer Music Venues
- Area civic and professional performing groups
UW-Stevens Point’s has a great student-to-teacher ratio which means that majors receive excellent guidance and mentoring that supports personal and academic success. Faculty members are accessible and happy to help majors get the most out of their educational experience. Meet your professors!