Major | Minor | BA
The music department embraces the study and enjoyment of music as necessary for healthy and enriched living. Majoring in music prepares you for a variety of careers. Our flexible programs give you opportunities to double major in the arts, humanities, social sciences, or natural sciences.
The Department of Music has been an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) since 1974.
We offer three programs of study that empower you to follow your musical passions and prepare yourself for success in the 21st century.
The music major aims to help students understand and appreciate the theoretical and philosophical nature of music, its meaning and contribution to the individual and society in contemporary and past cultures. It will prepare your for a career in the music and allied fields or for the pursuit of graduate work in music. You will develop sound musicianship and performance skills through studies in applied music, theory, and music literature.
- Music Librarian
- Vocal or Instrumental Coaching
The Music Education Licensure program will enable you to demonstrate a standards-based music education program that meets the needs and interests of learners in grades K-12, including exceptional learners. You will learn a variety of teaching and evaluation methods, techniques, and strategies for application in music education, including music literature, multimedia technology, music philosophies, and musicianship.
- MS/HS Choir Director
- MS/HS Band Director
- Elementary School Music Teacher
- Chamber Musician
- Church Choir Director
- Ensemble Director
- Music Theatre Artist
- Orchestral Musician
The Music Business program will give you an understanding of the basic framework and functions of different areas of the music industry. You will be able to demonstrate proficiency in recording studio techniques and gain an advanced understanding of a particular area of interest in the industry such as concert promotion, record production, and development of a business plan relevant to the music industry.
- Artist Manager
- Arts Administration
- Audio Engineer
- Business Management
- Sound Recording
The minor in music is designed to enhance career opportunities, to offer opportunities for literacy in the fields of music, business, and communications, and to serve the interests of the students. The minor is open to any student following a non-teaching degree program. A minimum of 20 semester hours is required.
This minor is open to any student in the university and is designed to enhance career opportunities, to offer opportunities for literacy in the fields of music, business, and communications, and to serve the interests of the students. A minimum of 20 semester hours is required.
WSSU is a great school for me for music. The faculty here are truly caring and still check up on me even when I have completed their classes.