The foundational courses no longer center Western European compositions and composers, and students can choose from a variety of new courses on power structures in music.
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. Our department offers courses as diverse as Electronic Music, World Music, Women in Music, Haydn and Mozart, History of Jazz, Techniques of the Avant Garde and the Music Senior Seminar.
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.
We invite you to take a virtual tour of the Music Department at Muhlenberg College. Our tour is set to an instrumental piece performed at a recent concert by students in the Muhlenberg College Collegium musicum, our department's early music ensemble.
Muhlenberg Music faculty work with over 350 students each year, from private lessons, to engaging courses, to work with College ensembles.
Join and work with the College Choir, Chamber Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, two Jazz Improvisation Ensembles, Opera Workshop and chamber ensembles, including the Collegium musicum, Musica da Camera, the Percussion Ensemble and Chamber Singers.
Dozens of performances each semester include works by world-renowned musicians, talented students and exceptional faculty.