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.
- Music Major Major
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 *
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
Maine Academy of Modern Music
Sample Graduate Schools
California Institute of the Arts
Longy School of Music
New York University
University of Stavanger
*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 68% for the classes of 2014-2018
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A creative legacy
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