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Music Major

Music Major

Music at Messiah College 

Messiah’s renowned music program prepares you to make meaningful contributions to the artistic and worship life of your community and church through a specialized career in music.

Do you dream of performing or composing music? Of using your musical talents as a soloist or with an ensemble? Of helping others appreciate music and incorporating it into worship experiences? Then consider all the available opportunities as you pursue a music degree from Messiah’s renowned music program. You will have lots of opportunities to perform on and off campus with a wide variety of choral groups from opera to jazz to gospel; and with instrumental ensembles from brass to pit orchestra to recorder.

You’ll research composers and musical works, learning to compose music in a variety of styles and forms from commercial to classical. You’ll develop skills in conducting and rehearsal direction and will be well-prepared if you choose to pursue a graduate degree in Messiah’s Master of Music in Conducting program.

As you study and perform with your chosen musical instrument or in your favorite vocal genre, you will be developing into an accomplished musician, prepared not only to enter a successful career in music, but also to contribute meaningfully to the worship life of the church and at other venues in your community.

Music major distinctives
Career options for music majors
Internship opportunities for music majors
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