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Every now and then, you find a song that understands you perfectly...and so it goes with the Lindenwood University Music Department.

There are many ways to be musical. Whether you're interested in majoring or minoring in music or simply want to enrich your collegiate experience through music, tell us your musical goals and we'll help you achieve them.

Lindenwood University offers several degrees in music, one of which is sure to interest you.

BA Music – This degree provides a solid foundation in the study of all aspects of music, including theory, historical context, performing, conducting, composition, and technology. A high number of elective courses provide students the opportunity to gain knowledge about a wide range of specialized music topics.

BA Music Business – Geared toward the 21st century music industry, this degree exposes students to a wide cross-section of specialties. Emphasis is placed on production, recording, digital music creation, and entrepreneurship to ensure that students graduate with intent and purpose as they enter the workforce.

BA Music with Education –This degree offers students the same opportunities found in the BA Music degree, and also equips students with the experiences and coursework necessary for a career in K-12 music education. Fulfills the MO State requirements for K-12 music teacher certification, with emphases in vocal or instrumental music.

BA Music Performance – This program is designed for the student bound for Western-European classical training and performance, with emphases in vocal or instrumental music.. With intensified ensemble and lesson requirements, this degree prepares students for both graduate-level work and performing with symphony orchestras, operas, chamber ensembles, and other professional musical ensembles.  Degree acceptance is audition-based.

Minor in Music – This minor allows students in a major other than music the opportunity to learn music theory and history as well as experience private instruction and performance ensemble opportunities.

Minor in Jazz and Contemporary Music – This minor program is designed as a supplement to a music major program. Students will delve into experiences in the composition, production, performance, and monetization of jazz-based improvisatory music.

Master of Music Education - The Master of Music Education program will enable certified, practicing K-12 educators to expand their knowledge of the field and improve their musicianship and leadership skills. A graduate student in the School of Arts, Media, and Communications may take only one tutorial or independent study course and may enroll in a maximum of 9 graduate credit hours per semester. A student may not receive graduate credit for any course designated as a dually-enrolled course, if that student received credit for the undergraduate version of that course.

Music Ensembles at Lindenwood University

The University Men's and Women's Choruses perform all genres of choral literature, from choral classics, contemporary works, spirituals, opera, folk songs, novelties, Broadway, and world music. The choirs do not require an audition and are open to all Lindenwood University students who love to sing.

The Lindenwood University Concert Choir performs challenging music of the Western European classical tradition as well as cutting-edge 20th century and world music. The Lindenwood University Concert Choir is open to all students by audition.

Under the direction of Pamela Grooms, Lindenwood’s premiere a cappella ensemble Voices Only performs extensively throughout the year. Membership is open to all Lindenwood students by audition.

Whether performing a concerto, a symphony, a musical, or a jazz ballad, the Lindenwood University Symphonic Orchestra (LUSO) is committed to executing all masterpieces with a commitment of excellence. The LUSO continues to reach its audience through exciting programming and passionate music. The symphonic orchestra is open to all Lindenwood students by audition.

The Lindenwood University Pit Ensemble performs in conjunction with students in Lindenwood's Theatre Department.

One of the few collegiate marching bands in the St. Louis region, Lindenwood’s Golden Lion Marching Band includes brass, woodwind, and percussion. The band performs throughout the fall semester and is open to all students with a passion for music in motion.

Dedicated to the highest levels of musical artistry, the Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band perform traditional and contemporary concert literature with instrumentations that range from full symphonic to one-on-a-part.

Performing standards and contemporary charts by today's leading composers and arrangers, the Lindenwood Jazz Bands and Combos are open to all Lindenwood students by audition.

Dedicated to supporting Lindenwood athletics, the Lindenwood University Pep Band is a high-energy group that performs pop, rock, jazz, funk, and everything in between. The ensemble also provides a powerful venue for student arrangers.

Performing a wealth of diverse concert literature, students in the Conductor's Band and Choir create live music-making laboratories where pre-service music educators practice their craft. The experience concludes with the annual Student Conductors Concert.

Students at Lindenwood also enjoy music-making opportunities through participation in Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (music fraternity for men); Sigma Alpha Iota (music fraternity for women); several chamber ensembles (guitar, string, woodwind, brass, and percussion); and private lessons for piano voice, guitar, bass guitar, percussion, and all orchestral woodwind, brass, and string instruments.

Lindenwood University Music Faculty

The music faculty at Lindenwood University includes a mix of full-time and adjunct professionals with years of professional experience. From brass, woodwinds, and strings to percussion, voice, and theory, Lindenwood music faculty excel at their craft and will help you excel at yours, too.

What You Can Do With a Degree in Music from Lindenwood University

The 2014 Occupational Outlook Handbook at the Bureau of Labor Statistics website show that art, drama, and music teachers' median salary is $64,300. Please check their website for information on other careers in music. Coupling a music degree with a business minor can be beneficial if you plan on opening your own music-based business.

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209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301