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Wittenberg's music program prepares students for careers in music education, performance, church music, composition, arts administration and other fields.

The Music Department is one of the University's most active departments, with many students (both music majors and non-majors) enrolling in music classes, ensembles, and lessons.

Get involved with music at Wittenberg! Take lessons, perform in a music ensemble or two, attend concerts at one of our several performance venues, or take courses in a variety of areas - music theory, music appreciation, world music, popular music, and much more.

With excellent faculty and first-rate facilities, the Music Department has been an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) for more than 80 years. Wittenberg is a small residential college with more Ohio Professors of the Year than any four-year university in the state! Because of our 12:1 faculty-student ratio, you will enjoy small class sizes.

After graduation, our alumni enter a wide variety of careers. They are active as teachers, performers, music therapists, church music directors and organists, composers, conductors, college professors, and music librarians. Some of our alumni combine their music activities with work in fields such as non-profit management and community-building. Some professions, like medicine and law, don't require a particular undergraduate major, so some of our students earn a music major just to pursue their love of music.

A double major is common at Wittenberg. Recently, students have combined a music major with a major in English, business, psychology, communication, and biology, as well as other disciplines.

We award several dozen music scholarships each year, available to all students regardless of major, for orchestral and band instruments, voice, piano, organ, and classical guitar.


Music in the News:

  • Lessons and Carols: Wittenberg Series Presents Annual Lessons and Carols For Advent and Christmas Dec. 8 (published December 4, 2017)

  • Concert in Brass: Wittenberg Series Continues with Seraph Brass (published September 19, 2017)

  • Partnering on the Airwaves: Wittenberg Student-Run Radio Station Expands Opportunities and Community Ties with Dayton-Based WDPR (published August 25, 2017)

  • Taking Flight: Wittenberg's Symphonic Band to Perform Angelique Gabrielle's Flight (published February 24, 2017)

  • On the Road Again: Wittenberg Choir to Tour Two States on Annual Spring Concert Tour (published February 24, 2017)

  • Three is Not a Crowd: Witt Series Continues with Goldstein, Peled, Fiterstein Trio (published February 8, 2017)

  • Unique Singing Experience: Witteberg University to Host 36th Annual Community Messiah Sing (published November 28, 2016)

  • Stringing Along: Sybarite5 Brings Unique Blend of Music as Wittenberg Series Continues (published November 9, 2016)

  • Alumna Passes the Love of Music on to Others: Lois Hagelberger Huebner Endows Music Scholarships with Estate Gift (published October 5, 2016)

  • Chamber Orchestra Kremlin: Wittenberg Series Welcomes Acclaimed Orchestra for Performance on Oct. 13 (published October 6, 2015)

  • World-Class Music: Robert A. Hobby '85, Arranges Music for Papal Services in New York City (published September 22, 2015)

  • Pinnacle Performance: Wittenberg Student Performs at Historic Carnegie Hall (published March 30, 2015)

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