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Music Department

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Majors and Minors

Bachelor of Arts in Music
Students who complete this program obtain a liberal arts degree with an emphasis in music (voice or piano).

Bachelor of Music in Music Education
Students who complete this program are qualified to apply for K–12 general/6–12 choral music certification through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Features of this program are:

  • Dual certification in K–12 general music and 6–12 choral music
  • Strong reputation for producing caring and competent teachers
  • Student chapters of Music Educators National Association and American Choral Directors Association
  • High job placement rate for graduates

Bachelor of Music in Music Performance
This program offers emphases in piano, piano pedagogy, voice, and vocal pedagogy. Students who complete this program attend graduate music programs, audition for opera companies and choral groups, become private studio teachers, or work as freelance musicians. Features of this program are:

  • Comprehensive curriculum in performance and pedagogy
  • Full scale productions of operas, oratorios, and musicals
  • Three choral ensembles that tour nationally and internationally
  • Student winners and finalists in the Metropolitan Opera, Wisconsin NATS, and Schubert Club competitions
  • Seven newly restored Steinway grand pianos
  • French-style William Martin harpsichord
  • Numerous performing opportunities in solo piano and four-hand repertoire
  • Visiting artists and clinicians from Indiana University, Oberlin College, University of Texas, University of Minnesota, Miami University, and others

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Arts Administration

Viterbo University offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Arts Administration through the Department of Theatre and Music Theatre. This interdisciplinary degree program prepares arts advocates with excellent leadership, managerial, and administrative skills, grounded in a respect and appreciation for all of the fine and performing arts. The strengths of the Viterbo School of Fine Arts' performing and visual arts departments, and those of the Dahl School of Business, are combined with the many activities in the magnificent Viterbo University Fine Arts Center to provide an exceptional learning environment and opportunities for the arts administration major.

Music Minor

Sacred Music Minor

Post-baccalaureate in Music Education