Music Department

Majors, Minors, and Courses

Program Requirements

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Students who complete this program obtain a liberal arts degree with an emphasis in music (voice or piano). 
[Degree requirements]

Bachelor of Music in Music Education

Students who complete this program are qualifies to apply for K-12 general/6-12 choral music certification through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Features of the 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
  • [Degree requirements]

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
  • William Martin single manual 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
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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.
[Degree requirements]

Arts Administration Minor

Music Minor

Sacred Music Minor

Post-baccalaureate in Music Education


A list of courses is available through the Searchable Course Catalog.