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Prepare for a variety of music-related careers or top graduate programs with a degree in music from Northwestern. Find out about other opportunities, including music lessons, auditions, and scholarships or pursue your passion for music as a non-major.

About the Program

The Department of Music & Theatre provides an environment that fosters musical and academic excellence, Christian community, and exceptional preparation for the next generation of musicians and leaders. Students who are not music majors can participate in a variety of vocal or instrumental music ensembles. The program also houses the Academy of Music Community Music School for music lessons and summer music camps for the community.


All students who desire to major in music must apply to both Northwestern and the Department of Music & Theatre. Apply now!

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Majors and Programs

The music program offers the following degrees preparing you for a variety of music-related careers or top graduate programs in music.

Music Events & News

Check our calendar of music events and news.

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Academy of Music

The Academy offers private lessons, group music lessons and ensembles taught by Northwestern students, graduates and faculty.

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Meet your Professors

Our faculty are experienced musicians and passionate about using their musical talents to worship the Lord.


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Carla Meineke

Coordinator, Department of Music & Theatre
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