Music

Our students pursue their love of music while preparing for successful careers

Program Information

Viterbo’s music program prepares vocal and piano students for professional careers in teaching, performing, and educating. Students have opportunities to engage in a variety of artistic experiences and are encouraged to influence the musical lives of the communities in which they serve. Faculty members have extensive professional experience and students benefit from first-rate teaching and outstanding facilities; as well as full-scale productions of operas, oratorios, and musicals. Our students also have the opportunity to perform on international and regional tours with our show and concert choirs and our 9th Street Singers and Rose Chorale. The program has been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) for over 50 years.

AUDITIONS AND INTERVIEWS

    Nationally acclaimed

          visiting artists      

    Triple Threat Voice Training

      Classical, Music Theatre & Contemporary   

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    Touring choirs     

Music (BA)

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is for students who want a general degree in music with the flexibility to pursue a broader scope of liberal studies. Bachelor of Arts students have more available credits to double major or add multiple minors that uniquely prepare them for professional careers in the music industry, such as independent artists, business entrepreneurs or managers, non-profit workers, or church musicians, to name a few. The program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Music (Minor)

Minors at Viterbo University generally require between 15–25 credits upon completion. Transfer course and waivers and/or substitutions could modify these credit totals.

Music Performance (BM)

The Bachelor of Music in Music Performance—Voice degree prepares singers for careers not limited to work with professional vocal ensembles, opera companies, production companies, and music academies. Viterbo University singers can receive rigorous training in both classical and contemporary styles and are competitive in the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Classical Singer, and Schubert Club competitions. Viterbo performance graduates consistently matriculate to prestigious graduate programs and opera internships. The program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Music Education PK-12 (BM)

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree prepares students for teacher licensure through the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Students are certified to teach K–12 general music, 6–12 choral music, and receive instrumental instruction in compliance with the state rule requiring broad preparedness in music. Viterbo University has active student chapters in the National Association for Music Education, National Association of Teachers of Singing, and the American Choral Directors Association and a near 100% placement rate for its graduates. The program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
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