Music faculty work closely with students to help them develop their undergraduate programs and to articulate their career goals. Wheaton music graduates enter careers in many sub-disciplines of music – among them, performance, music theory, composition, musicology, ethnomusicology, music therapy, music education, and audio production. Music majors also go on to become professionals in a diverse array of fields, including arts administration, library science, law, film, social science research, culinary arts, medicine, and business. To explore the possibilities, we invite you to read profiles of our alumnae/i, listed to the right.
Career advancement requires preparation, and our students find a wealth of support from the college. The Office of Academic Advising has an outstanding track record of preparing students for major national and international grant competitions, including the Fulbright, Watson, Truman, Marshall, and Rhodes fellowships. They also link students to music-related scholarships and grants. The Filene Center's Career Services Office connects students to internships, grants, and employment opportunities.