Performance and practice opportunities abound at Wheaton. Our vibrant music department is home to a distinguished faculty of scholar-performers, a visiting artist’s program, a world-class concert series, and a group of talented, energetic students. We offer a flexible music major with options to minor in performance, theory and composition, American music, ethnomusicology, and music history. Many of our students pursue graduate school, and others work in music business or arts management, perform professionally, or put their musician mentality to use in a range of other careers.




100% of Music majors from the past five years have found employment, attended graduate school or achieved a fellowship or service opportunity within six months of graduation *

Recent Graduates

Sample First Jobs

  • Assistant Teacher, Windward School
  • Chorale Member, Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra
  • Co-founder and Assistant Conductor, Boston Orchestra Collaborative
  • Concert Office Manager, Yale School of Music
  • Music Specialist, Rock and Roll Daycare
  • Earthquaker Devices
  • Maine Academy of Modern Music

Sample Graduate Schools

  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Longy School of Music
  • New York University
  • Simmons University
  • University of Stavanger

*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 68% for the classes of 2014-2018


Offered by the Music department.