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 though 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. We have a Bachelor of Arts in music and a Bachelor of Arts in music business. Lindenwood also offers two performance degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in music performance-vocal and a Bachelor of Arts in music performance-instrumental.
For those of you wishing to pursue music education, Lindenwood has a Bachelor of Arts in music with Missouri K-12 vocal-choral teacher certification and a Bachelor of Arts in music with Missouri instrumental teacher certification.
Music Ensembles at Lindenwood University
The University Chorus performs all genres of choral literature, from choral classics, contemporary works, spirituals, opera, folk songs, novelties, Broadway, and world music. The choir does not require an audition and is 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.
Earning a Minor in Music at Lindenwood University
Lindenwood University offers minors in music and music composition. A minor is simply a secondary academic subject to add to your knowledge, whether it is of professional or personal interest.
A minor in music requires 21 credit hours, in which you will study music theory, private lessons, and ensemble performance.
A minor in music composition requires 24 credit hours, in which you will study music theory, composition, harmony, and production.