Undergraduate Music

The Music Department at Edgewood College offers a diverse course of study that will help you prepare for a career as a performer, educator, or music business professional. Our alumni are involved in all aspects of the music industry, from opera performance, to radio broadcasting, to teaching in public and private schools.   


Program Highlights

  • The diversity of our curricular choices is further enhanced by our location in Madison, a community rich in outstanding art, popular, and ethnic music performances.  

  • The superb professional performers on our faculty are joined by some of the finest performers and guest artists in the area to ensure excellence in applied instruction for all instruments.  

  • The curriculum for the music major is aligned with the standards for the National Association of Schools of Music and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.  

  • The development of performing skills, critical thinking and music literacy are goals of each area of private and class instruction, music appreciation, music theory, music history and performing ensembles. 

  • Edgewood College has three choirs, a concert band, a jazz ensemble, two orchestras, a guitar ensemble, and many chamber music opportunities, all open to students of all majors.


Career Outcomes

Aspiring musicians may be surprised to learn about the number of careers that exist, including: musicians who compose, conduct, and perform; professionals who create and sell recorded music; personnel associated with live performance, including promoters, advertisers, sales, booking agents, grant writers, business managers, talent scouts; personnel who broadcast music; music journalists, critics, book editors; educators; personnel that support music education, including instrument manufacturers, distributers, salespersons, school ensemble arrangers, and more.  

Our graduates are:  

  • Free-lance musicians 

  • Opera performers 

  • Music store sales and marketing representatives  

  • Church music directors  

  • Private music instructors  

  • Members of a professional choir/instrumental ensembles   

  • Accompanists 

Edgewood College offers you the opportunity to partner with many different professional services in the area for an internship. Some of our most recent internship placements include:   

  • Wisconsin Center for Music Education 

  • St. Mary’s Hospital  

  • Midwest Family Broadcasting  

  • Madison Symphony Orchestra  

  • Wisconsin Public Radio  

  • Ward-Brodt Music  

  • Opera for the young  

  • Madison Metropolitan School District 


Talent Scholarships

Talent Scholarships are available for students planning to participate in one of Edgewood College's musical ensembles. Admission to the College and an audition are required.  
 
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