Conservatory of Music FAQs

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Joining the Conservatory’s Vibrant Music Community

When deciding where to channel your passion for music at Wheaton College, it’s crucial to understand the distinctions between the College of Arts and Sciences and the Conservatory of Music. If your ambition is a Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music Education degree, the Conservatory is your destination. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), the Conservatory focuses on professional music degrees, offering a curriculum where over 55% of coursework is dedicated to music. Whether you’re considering a major, minor, or double major, this guide will help illuminate the distinct pathways available to you.


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