The Music Department at Muhlenberg College is unique, offering outstanding vocal and instrumental training and the performance opportunities you would expect from a larger School of Music. Students involved with music at Muhlenberg receive personal attention from our faculty. We work with our students to help them achieve their goals as musicians within the intellectually challenging but supportive environment of one of the nation’s leading liberal arts institutions.
Each semester, over 350 students develop their performance skills taking private lessons with our renowned voice and instrumental faculty. Our 61 majors and 36 minors take courses such as Electronic Music, World Music, Women in Music, Haydn and Mozart, History of Jazz, Techniques of the Avant Garde, and the Music Senior Seminar.
Muhlenberg’s Music Department sponsors 12 ensembles including the College Choir, Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, two Jazz Improvisation Ensembles, Opera Workshop, and chamber ensembles such as the Collegium musicum, Musica da Camera, the Percussion Ensemble, and Chamber Singers.
Whether you are planning to major in music in preparation for graduate studies, explore courses in our department as a non-major, or express your passion for music as a member of the Choir or Wind Ensemble, you will be a welcome part of Music at Muhlenberg.