Majors & Minors

Music Degree

Program Overview

The Music program provides unique and comprehensive courses and degree plans for students who wish to develop expertise in music, including: education, history, theory and performance.

Highlights of the Music Major

  • Music areas of emphasis include: composition, conducting, jazz studies, music business, performance (instrumental and vocal) and piano pedagogy.

  • Music auditions are required for new students.

  • Scholarship are available to students in the Music program.

  • Outstanding facilities include high-quality performance spaces.

  • Numerous on-campus concerts throughout the year, many ensembles tour locally or internationally.

Skills and Learning Outcomes

As a student in this program, you will learn to:

  • Contribute to the culture of the university and the region by actively performing music.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of styles and structures of music and apply this knowledge through performance.
  • Develop and demonstrate the ability to compose musical ideas.

Career Opportunities

Students who graduate from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Music degree have a great variety of professional fields open to them.

Potential Job Titles

  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Music Director
  • Music Educator
  • Music Librarian
  • Music Researcher
  • Music Therapist
  • Performer-Professional Musician
  • Studio-Individual Teacher


  • Public and Private Schools
  • Religious Institutions
  • Concert Halls
  • Music Companies
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Orchestras
  • Record Producers
  • Theaters


Related Programs

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Here are some related programs you may also want to consider:

Music Education

Stage and Screen Arts


The median annual salary of music directors and composers is over


(Bureau of Labor Statistics)