Inspiring creativity through melody.

Your musical creativity is a part of who you are. You’ll be inspired to achieve your personal and professional goals through Marian’s music program.

The Program
Your experience in Marian’s music program will be characterized by the same academic excellence, hands-on learning and personalized support and instruction that has earned Marian such an esteemed reputation for nearly 80 years. You’ll be challenged to make new discoveries and create innovations by exploring the world of music.

The Possibilities
As a student in Marian’s music program, you’ll be presented with numerous opportunities to develop skills, concepts and methodologies in music theory and composition, musicianship, history, arranging, orchestration, improvisation and conducting. You’ll gain experience in a variety of areas through job shadowing and internship experiences.

The Results
Graduates of the music program gain practical experience and find positions following graduation, ranging from accompanists, clinicians and music production, to film scoring, music web production and music performance. In addition, the program prepares students for graduate study in music.

The Marian Difference
At Marian University, you’ll be inspired by our focus on personalized support and quality practical experiences. You’ll find faculty who are experts in the field of music, bringing with them decades of music performance experience and a passion to teach others.

Program Information

General Education Program: 46-49 credits of University requirements

Foreign language requirement
12 credits or equivalent:
Language requirement for Bachelor of Arts degree

Music courses
0 credits:
MUS 010, 020, 030, 040, 050, 060, 070 Concert Attendance, 0 cr.

21 credits:
MUS 211 Music Theory I, 3 cr.
MUS 212 Music Theory II, 3 cr.
MUS 301 History and Literature of Music I, 3 cr.
MUS 302 History and Literature of Music II, 3 cr.
MUS 303 Music since 1900, 2 cr.
MUS 311 Music Theory III, 3 cr.
MUS 312 Music Theory IV, 3 cr.
MUS 476 Senior Recital, 1 cr.

7 credits from the following:
MUS 104 Beginning Voice Class, 1 cr.
MUS 121, 122, 221, 222, 321, 322, 421, 422 Voice, ½-1 cr. per semester
MUS 131, 132, 231, 232, 331, 332, 431, 432 Keyboard: Piano and Organ, ½-1 cr. per semester
MUS 141, 142, 241, 242, 341, 342, 441, 442 Strings, ½-1 cr. per semester
MUS 151, 152, 251, 252, 351, 352, 451, 452 Woodwinds, ½-1 cr. per semester
MUS 161, 162, 261, 262, 361, 362, 461, 462 Brass, ½-1 cr. per semester
MUS 171, 172, 271, 272, 371, 372, 471, 472 Percussion, ½-1 cr. per semester
MUS 376 Junior Recital, ½ cr.

2 credits: (except piano majors)
MUS 111 Beginning Keyboard Class, 1 cr.
MUS 112 Keyboard Class II, 1 cr.

7 credits:
MUS 107 Women's Chorale, 0-1 cr.
MUS 130 Collegiate Wind Ensemble, 0-1 cr. per semester
MUS 140 Chamber Ensemble, 0-1 cr. per semester
MUS 150 Orchestra, 0-1 cr. per semester
MUS 170 Jazz Ensemble, 0-1 cr. per semester
MUS 209 Vocal Jazz Ensemble, 0-1 cr.
MUS 220 Chamber Singers, 0-1 cr.

5-6 credits from the following:
MUS 202 American Music, 3 cr.
MUS 203 Jazz Survey, 3 cr.
MUS 205 World Musics, 2-3 cr.
MUS 224 Beginning Conducting, 2 cr.
MUS 226 Choral Conducting, 2 cr.
MUS 234 Instrumental Conducting, 2 cr.
MUS 411 Arranging, 1 cr.

28 credits:
University electives

For more details regarding this program, view Marian’s Academic Bulletin.

All music majors must pass a keyboard proficiency examination.
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Marian's values extend well beyond our campus. Click here to read about how several music alumni have started their own local business—Full Spectrum Studios—based on Marian's core values.


Fun Fact

Marian’s Sadoff Gymnasium is home to the Sabre Athletics, as well as includes newly renovated athletic training room with new training and weight equipment and a golf simulator (Source: Marian University Archives).

Campus Info

Marian University
45 S. National Ave.
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-4699


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