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We foster the development of students' musical talents and prepare them for careers in music. We provide a rich musical experience for all students and contribute to the musical life of the college, community and state.

Music History and Theory Music Performance Music Industry Education: K-12 Endorsement Education: K-12 Instrumental Education: K-12 Vocal


The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) which means we are held to national standards for undergraduate credentials. 

Music Scholarship

The Department of Music offers financial aid to music majors through a number of scholarships. An audition is required in order to qualify for a music scholarship.

2016-17 Music Scholarship Information

From a Student

"I have had a very fulfilling experience with the music department at WSC. Students are able to have great one-on-one interaction with faculty, and faculty and advisors deeply care about their students' success. I and other students also have the opportunities to be leaders in music organizations and form close-knit friendships that will continue after leaving WSC."

Instrumental Performing Groups
Instrumental Performing Groups

Want to be a part of a WSC band or ensemble? We offer several opportunities to be a part of a large or small group. You don't need to be a music major to join. You'll get to make new friends while sharing your musical talent.

Learn more about instrumental performing opportunities
Vocal Performing Groups
Vocal Performing Groups

Are you a talented singer? Consider becoming a part of a choir at WSC. You don't need to be a music major to join. We offer a wide variety of vocal styles, from traditional choir to show choir and jazz opportunities.

Learn more about vocal performing opportunities

Our Faculty

Our faculty maintains active performing, teaching, and lecture schedules. They appear regularly throughout the region as clinicians, recitalists, guest conductors and adjudicators. The voice faculty are members of the National Association for Teachers of Singing, the National Association for Music Education (formerly MENC), the Music Teachers National Association, the College Music Society and the American Choral Directors Association.

Kathleen Angeroth
David Bohnert
Josh Calkin
Lauren Calkin
Melissa Derechailo
Sarah Farr
Matthew Haakenson
Curt Jeffries
Carrie Jensen
Karl Kolbeck
Jerry Kosak
Angela Miller-Niles
Canes Nicolas
Maggie Owens
Philip Pfaltzgraff
Suzie Webb
Bradley Weber

Music Events

We live stream many of our events. Click on the links below to watch them live, or find out what events are happening soon.

Ramsey Theatre Ley Theatre Cultural Arts Calendar

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