Music Performance

The music performance major offers University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students intensive training with a world-class faculty in state-of-the-art facilities. The program, accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, offers a solid core of music study including music theory/musicianship, music history and literature, applied performance study and large-ensemble participation.

Explore Career Opportunities in Music Performance

Students in the music performance program learn to work in teams and to have an entrepreneurial mindset. Graduates become outstanding

  • Performer, Musician, Singer
  • Music Director
  • Composer
  • Concertmaster
  • Accompanist
  • Recording artist
  • Conductor
  • Private Teacher

Students can also be involved in music law, journalism, or merchandising; music-related software development; or management of artists or artistic organizations. Many choose to continue their studies in a graduate program.

Get Involved on Campus 

Students in the music majors benefit from performance of the classics. Recent performances include Carl Orff’s "Carmina Burana," Stravinsky’s "Rite of Spring," Beethoven’s "9th Symphony" and "Brahms’ Requiem." Performance majors also perform major solo repertoire on recitals in their junior and senior years. Students benefit directly by working with guest artists in master classes. With an emphasis on performance, music majors at UWSP can participate in:

  • Campus Band
  • Campus Orchestra
  • Concert Choir
  • Opera
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Student Recitals
  • Studio Recitals
  • Symphonic Wind Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Vocal Jazz Ensemble
  • Wind Symphony

 Students may join one or more of the service and pre-professional organizations such as Phi Mu Alpha and Delta Omicron, or collegiate chapters of Music Teacher’s National Association, American String Teacher’s Association, and other national organizations for musicians.

Gain Experience Outside the Classroom

There are many opportunites to perfrom outside in the community including:

  • Summer Ensembles
  • Summer Music Venues
  • Area civic and professional performing groups

​UW-Stevens Point’s has a great student-to-teacher ratio which means that majors receive excellent guidance and mentoring that supports personal and academic success. Faculty members are accessible and happy to help majors get the most out of their educational experience. Meet your professors!

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