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The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Department of Music has beautiful, state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding faculty. The program, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, offers a solid core of music study including music theory/musicianship, music history and literature, 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.
UW-Stevens Point music majors train to become outstanding performers and private teachers, but many go into business and health-related fields. In business, some pursue careers 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.
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!
There are many opportunities to broaden your experience. You will participate in university performance groups such as orchestra, band, choir, jazz band, opera workshop, chamber ensembles and jazz combos. You may also perform with area civic and professional performing groups. You may join 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. Internships in various arts capacities are also available.