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Music Major

Study Voice, Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion, Piano, Conducting, Musical Theatre, Contemporary, and Traditional Sacred Music, and Music Industry in a flexible program designed for your success in the 21st Century world of music.  Students of our internationally recognized faculty have gone on to sing on Broadway, record in both Nashville and with Hollywood movie studios, and perform in the Philadelphia Orchestra and with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  They have also been accepted for further study at the music schools of such notable institutions as Indiana University, Boston University, Arizona State University, and Northwestern University.  Significant Scholarship Assistance is Available.

Why Major in Music? 

A UWA music major gets you a solid, broad-based, college education. Music is a significant area of focus, but, not its sole focus. Students major in music for lots of good reasons:  preparing for graduate studies, being a pro musician in the local scene, doing a music business, being a music technician. Still, others want training in music because it is their passion, not necessarily their main job. Some want to do music in their church, or want to be educators. A UWA music degree is flexible to help you discover, then reach your unique vision. 

Choose from one of the following concentrations:

Classical Voice Performance

Contemporary Commercial Voice Performance

Instrumental Performance

Strategic Music Ministries

Solo Vocal and Choral Studies

Musical Theater Performance 

Music Industry and Production

More information about the Music major curriculum can be found in the UWA Academic Catalogue.


Ensemble Opportunities: 

Choral Union  

Vocal Camerata 

Flex Ensemble 

Brass Chamber Music 

Woodwind Chamber Music 

Percussion Chamber Music 

Percussion Ensemble 

Concert Band 

Jazz Band 

Marching Band 

For more information about the Music major at UWA, contact Dr. Chris Shelt at

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