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"music can change the world"

— Ludwig Van Beethoven

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You are a listener. You dream of leading choirs, conducting orchestras, teaching students, or composing your own works. Learn music theory, aural skills, arranging, music technology and more. A like-minded group of faculty, students, and staff with a shared passion for all aspects of music, Winthrop’s Department of Music provides supportive mentoring to foster your development as a musician and to prepare you for a career in music. Winthrop offers four undergraduate and three graduate music degree programs, including a Bachelor of Arts degree in music with a concentration in music technology. Courses cover fundamentals of music technology, audio recording/post-production, synthesis/signal processing, and audio for visual media. 



UPCOMING EVENTS

We sponsor over 100 performances annually, most of which are free of charge and open to the general public! View our upcoming events calendar below. 

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mission statement

It is the mission of the Department of Music at Winthrop University to offer nationally accredited music programs that provide students with opportunities to explore their intellectual and creative potentials through liberal arts, music education, and music performance degrees to prepare them for a life of professional, academic, and community service.

 

accreditation

Intensive professional training is provided to ensure the development of highly motivated, self-disciplined graduates. Students can be assured their Winthrop degree meets the rigorous professional standards of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) of which the university is an institutional accredited member.


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Commercial Music

Commercial Music

Commercial Music

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with a concentration in Commercial Music

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Music

Music

Music

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Music

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Music Composition

Music Composition

Music Composition

The Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree with a concentration in Music Composition

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Music Education

Music Education

Music Education

The Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.) degree offers certifications in Choral and Instrumental.

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Music Performance

Music Performance

Music Performance

The Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree in Music Performance

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Music Technology

Music Technology

Music Technology

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Music Technology

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M.M. Conducting

M.M. Conducting

M.M. Conducting

The Master of Music (M.M.) degree in Conducting

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M.M. Music Education

M.M. Music Education

M.M. Music Education

The Master of Music (M.M.) degree in Conducting

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M.M. Performance

M.M. Performance

M.M. Performance

The Master of Music (M.M.) degree in Performance

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Where will you perform?

From the recital hall to the practice rooms, the facilities we provide on campus include advanced technology studios in all the musical arts. We have what you need to excel and expand your talent.

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Meet our Team

Meet the people who are shaping the next generation of musicians.

MUSIC FACULTY AND STAFF

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