The Lindenwood University Music Program is committed to preparing our students with the skills, musicianship, technological understanding, and entrepreneurial tools to succeed in diverse careers as 21st century music professionals. Together we strive to provide our students with the experience necessary to understand and define the craft, business, and teaching of music.
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.
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 2016 Occupational Outlook Handbook at the Bureau of Labor Statistics website show that art, drama, and music teachers' median salary is $68,650. 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.