Music

Department: Music
Delivery Method: On-Campus
Type: Major/Minor
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Do you love music? Music expresses the inexpressible and articulates those things that words cannot convey.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree at UW-Superior allows you to learn about music within the context of a broad liberal arts education. In addition to studying music theory and history, you will enhance and perfect your own musical talents through one-on-one instruction.

Whether you’re interested in teaching, performing or pursuing another music-related career, a music major or minor from UW-Superior is an outstanding choice. With a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree, you will pair your musical studies with another field, such as business, psychology, or science.

If you are interested in teaching music, check out our choral and instrumental teacher licensure programs.

Visit the Music Department website for audition information, performance opportunities and more.

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Nationally Accredited

UW-Superior’s music program is the most affordable in the area and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

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Award-Winning Faculty

Our award-winning faculty teach all lessons and have been featured performers with many musical organizations including the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, and the Minnesota Opera.

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Scholarship Opportunities

Numerous scholarship opportunities are available for qualified students.


Music is my passion, and I am so grateful to now be sharing it as a music teacher. As a student at UW-Superior, I had many wonderful opportunities, such as traveling to Poland with the UW-Superior Choirs, and collaborating with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra and chorus.

Kristiina Thums, Music Education-Instrumental

What You’ll Learn

Through a major or minor in music at UW-Superior, you will:

  • Perform a wide variety of music on your major instrument.
  • Participate and perform in music ensembles.
  • Recognize and write about the theoretical and historical elements of music.

Program Outcomes/Career Opportunities

A major in music prepares you for a variety of career options, including:

  • Performer
  • Church musician
  • Composer or producer
  • Music critic or blogger
  • Private studio teacher
  • Singer/songwriter

Combining your knowledge of music with other skills can open doors to many other career such as:

  • Retail music
  • Music/copyright law
  • Musical theatre
  • Performance medicine or therapy
  • Arts administration and management

Ready to get started?

Applying to UW-Superior is easy and free for undergraduate students. Once your application is submitted, you’ll hear from us within just a few days. We’re here to help you every step of the way with any questions you may have, so why wait? Start your application today.  

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