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Whether you want to perform in our 乐团, pursue a career in music, 或两个, a Carthage music education will help you reach new heights.

专业 & Degrees Offered

  • Bachelor of 艺术 in 音乐 (emphases available in Vocal Performance, Instrumental Performance, Piano Pedagogy, and 音乐 Composition)
  • Bachelor of 音乐 in Piano Performance and Collaborative Piano
  • Bachelor of 音乐 in 音乐 Education

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Earn your music degree at Carthage

Recognizing that the study of music is essential to the full realization of human creativity and expression, the Carthage 音乐 Department creates challenging opportunities for students that advance musical excellence and foster lifelong musical engagement.

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of 音乐, the Carthage program will challenge you to accelerate your musical progression and forge a lifelong connection with music. You’ll grow by performing in choral or instrumental concerts, 音乐剧, and operas while interacting with talented professors and world-class guest artists and conductors.

Carthage music degree concert band performers. Performance Opportunities for music majors

Carthage music majors are actively involved in music-making and learning through participation in 乐团 and workshops. Carthage offers five choral 乐团, two wind bands, a philharmonic orchestra, a jazz ensemble, 活力乐队, and many other small ensemble experiences. Carthage also presents yearly Main Stage 音乐剧 and operas, as well as musical theatre and opera workshops.

  • Nathan Koehlert ?24

    “I recommend majoring in music 表演 because you get to learn how to become a better musician, not just in singing or playing your instrument — you also get to learn how to conduct.”

  • Avery Morris ?24

    “If you love kids, have a passion for music, and have the desire to share that passion through teaching, I would recommend music education. Our faculty are amazing, and you will learn a lot.”

  • Jana Paulsen

    “The 音乐 Department here at Carthage is pretty phenomenal. All of the music faculty are here for you and your success. Not to mention, music students here are excellent and are here for you!””

  • Adam Blackwood

    “I chose Carthage because I was amazed by how friendly and welcoming it felt when auditioning for the music scholarships.”

  • Shawn Runningen ?25

    “Carthage has the whole package. The beautiful lake view, small class sizes, and experienced faculty who are always willing to help if you are struggling.”

  • Madison Bazylewicz ?26

    “Everyone here really wants to see you succeed. So many faculty members are in your corner, ready to help. Knowing there are so many people here for you is a great feeling.”

Our Prestigious 音乐 教师

Carthage music faculty members hold advanced degrees from some of the world’s most prestigious institutions. 教师 include some of the finest performer-teachers in the Milwaukee-Chicago urban corridor. Many perform or have performed with the Lyric Opera, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, or Chicago Civic Orchestra.

Learn from World-Class Performers

音乐 majors learn through personal interactions with faculty and guest musicians. 音乐ians who have visited Carthage include

  • Opera singers Nicole Cabell and Dean Peterson ’75
  • Voice specialist Donald Miller
  • Steinway Artist Stephen Swedish
  • “狮子王 actor Tonoccus McClain
  • Voice pedagogist Keith Bozeman
  • Violinist Frank Almond
  • Composers Rollo Dilworth, Jocelyn Hagen, 利比拉森, Jonathan Newman, 亚历克斯·夏皮罗, Frank Ticheli, and Eric Whitacre
  • The Aspen Ensemble, Fifth House Ensemble, Manhattan Brass, Ying Quartet, and Zemlinsky Quartet.

Easy access to world-class 表演s in Milwaukee and Chicago further extend the Carthage learning experience. Touring opportunities include the Midwestern states, Japan, South America, and Europe.

Academic Choices for music majors & 未成年人

Carthage offers a Bachelor of 艺术 in 音乐 with emphases in music education, 表演, and piano pedagogy, as well as a bachelor of arts with an emphasis in music theatre. 音乐 majors interested in pursuing a music major or minor are required to audition for acceptance to the program. The College offers scholarships to music majors, minors, and non-majors by audition. Those auditions will take place in February.