Why Wheaton for Music Performance?
The Bachelor of Music degree in Performance provides comprehensive music training that encourages the formation of performing artists capable of meaningful contributions to society and the church. The four-year curriculum with a major in piano, organ, voice, or orchestral instrument is designed for those who are contemplating a variety of graduate programs or careers in music.
After graduation, Wheaton music majors go into education, music production, ministry, media, business, community benefit organizations, and other fields. Many will enter music- and performance-related graduate programs. Some go on to seminary or pursue law or professional school.
Music Degree Options
The Conservatory of Music at Wheaton College offers several other degree and major options, including:
B.M. in Composition: geared toward developing skills and imagination necessary to create compelling music in a variety of professional contexts.
B.M. in Music History and Literature: focused on preparing students for further study in musicology or related fields.
B.M. in Pedagogy: designed for students interested in becoming a private studio music teacher; music pedagogy also serves as a solid foundation for graduate study.
B.M. in Music Education: prepares students to become certified to teach music in Illinois; focuses on choral and instrumental training.
B.M. with Elective Studies in an Outside Field: allows students to gain comprehensive training in music while gaining expertise in another area of study.
B.A. in Music: enables students to study music and performance in the context of the liberal arts while embracing resources of the Conservatory or Music.