Programs of Study


Students may pursue a bachelor's degree with a Field or Subject Endorsement in Music Education, a major in Music with a concentration in performance, or a concentration in Music Industry. The Music Education and Music Industry programs are career-oriented and provide a solid foundation for success in their respective fields. The Concentration in Music Education and the Minor in Music are optional areas of study for students pursuing other majors.


The Field Endorsement in Music K-12 prepares students to teach music in both instrumental and vocal areas from Kindergarten through 12th grade. A Senior Recital is required. Subject Endorsements are also available in K-12 Vocal and K-12 Instrumental. These programs are designed for the student who wishes to combine two subject endorsements. Those seeking to endorse in both vocal and instrumental music should elect the field endorsement.


The Music Education Concentrationprogram provides a comprehensive and intense study of contemporary pedagogical philosophies, methods, and materials for K-12 instruction. This includes 24 hours of optional work supporting an Elementary Education endorsement.


The Music Industry Concentration is a cooperative program between the Business and Music departments. It is designed to prepare students for careers in the music trade industry, including those related to the operation of music stores, sheet music, instruments, recordings, and musical equipment sales. It is also for students interested in careers in Arts Management.


The Major in Music (Applied option) provides a general education in music with emphasis on the development of performance skill in an instrument or voice. It is a suitable major for those wishing to pursue graduate studies in music, or who wish to make performance at the amateur or professional level a lifelong pursuit. A senior recital is required.


The Major in Music (History, Composition or Theory option) provides a general education in music with emphasis on the development of special proficiency in a non-performance area of music. It is a suitable major for those wishing to pursue graduate studies in music, or who wish to be knowledgeable in a particular area of music as an academic or creative discipline. A special project in the chosen area (Music History, Composition or Theory) is required.


The Minor in Music is 20 hours of course work and applied music for students pursuing a major in another area.

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Cultural Events Calendar

Live Streaming

- Ramsey Theatre

- Ley Theatre


- Band Day

- Honor Bands

- Piano Day

- Middle School Festival

- Madrigal Dinners

- WSC Show/Jazz Choir

- Honor Choir

Performing Groups

- Instrumental/Band

- Vocal

- WSC Orchestra

Student Organizations

- Kappa Kappa Psi



Upcoming Events

Feb. 25-March 26

Teresa T. Schmidt, Drawing/Painting:

"The Line Defines"

Opening Reception

Feb. 25, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

Nordstrand Gallery

Artist's Talk

Gardner Auditorium,

3:45-4:15 p.m.


March 3

WSC Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble

Ramsey Theatre,

7:30 p.m.


March 4

Christie Beard, flute, and

Christi Zuniga, piano

Masterclass: Peterson Fine Arts Room 10,

2 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.

Guest Recital: Ley Theatre, 7:30 p.m.


March 5

Plains Writers Series,

Humanities Lounge, TBA

Poetry Slam, Max Bar & Grill, 7:00 p.m.


March 9

Mid-States Band Clinic

Ramsey Theatre, 7 p.m.


March 10

WSC Middle School

Music Festival

Peterson Fine Arts,

All Day

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