Why Wheaton for Music with Elective Studies?
The Bachelor of Music degree with Elective Studies in an Outside Field provides comprehensive music training with focused study in a separate discipline. This degree assists the student in integrating interests beyond music and encourages the development of breadth and diversity in the arts and in the complementary discipline. The following elective fields are available: Biblical and Theological Studies, Business, Christian Formation and Ministry, English, Media, Philosophy, Pre-Health Studies, Pre-Law Studies, Psychology, Theater, Third World Studies, Urban Studies, Alternate Field.
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 degree and major options, including:
B.M. in Performance: comprehensive music training that encourages the formation of performance artists who contribute to the Church and society. Concentrate in piano, organ, voice, or an orchestral instrument.
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.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.