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Music

Music Program Highlights

A Creative Atmosphere

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay's campus-wide emphasis is on problem solving and interdisciplinary learning, which means you are encouraged to learn by doing, and to interact with other campus departments and programs as well as community groups throughout your college experience.

Practical Career Options

At UW-Green Bay, an NASM accredited school, you have a choice of degrees including a Bachelor of Music with an emphasis in Music Education (Choral, General or Instrumental), Music Performance, or a Bachelor of Arts in Music which offers a broader liberal arts perspective. Current emphases in the BA include Composition, Individualized Studies, and Jazz Studies. You'll work with faculty who practice what they preach: engaged musicians and community leaders who perform, compose, teach, research and serve.

Personal Attention

You're special at UW-Green Bay! Here you'll get personal attention and instruction from faculty members instead of graduate assistants. Students regularly perform and interact with faculty in classes, ensembles and community based groups. At UW-Green Bay you’ll take a leading role in your own musical education.

Plan Ahead Financially

See the current estimated cost of attending UW-Green Bay, and choose from an array of financial aid opportunities including Music major scholarships.

Meet Master Musicians

Think the big-name artists only come to big cities? In recent years, students at UW-Green Bay have had the opportunity to perform with jazz greats like Lori Bell, Tom Garling, Dave Holland, Kenny Werner, Sunny Wilkinson, and more; sing for world-famous opera star Simon Estes; and take master classes with guest artists like Erik Gustafson, Gerrod Pagenkopf, Robert Spring, Scott Wright, Michael Yudow, and members of the United States Air Force Band.

Perform On Campus and in the Community

Numerous ensembles offer a diverse range of performance experiences. Groups such as the Hand Drumming Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Opera Workshop, Choirs, and Concert Bands and Phoenix Pep Band regularly perform on campus and in the community. Student-led jazz combos perform in local clubs and coffeehouses. UW-Green Bay music students enter and place in prestigious competitions and regional conferences.

The Rest of Your Life

Imagine entering the workforce with a resume full of practical experiences: work with respected faculty and guest artists, an internship with a respected art organization, a great student teaching assignment, an impressive list of performances, involvement in campus groups, and more. Recent UW-Green Bay graduates are realizing their life dreams: teaching at high schools, middle and elementary schools; attending respected graduate schools like Peabody Conservatory, California Institute of the Arts, and Arizona State University; working for arts organizations like the Northeastern Wisconsin Arts Council; even making a living performing!

Let UW-Green Bay help you shape your future.