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Music students get to pursue their passion in music while growing in other areas of interest.

Why should I study music?

Core courses in this minor will complement many other majors. The fundamental skills you learn can apply to several different careers.

What can I do with this degree?

Our graduates integrate their music minor with their major of study and continue on to careers in:

  • IT
  • Medicine
  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Music Therapy
  • And more!

What skills will I develop?

  • Music theory fundamentals
  • Principles of conducting
  • Musical analysis
  • Presentation skills

You’ll also have the opportunity to participate in the R.E.A.L. Experience—a program specifically designed to help you gain the relevant, hands-on experience employers desire—so that when you graduate, you’ll be as impressive in practice as you are on paper.

What unique experiences or opportunities will I have?

Musical Tours: Participate in a music group that travels across the United States and abroad. Previous locations have included Singapore, Malaysia, Poland, Sweden, France, and more.

Festival of Christmas: Multiple music groups participate in this popular, large musical festival every year. You'll perform in Benson Great Hall, a premier performance venue with over 1,700 seats.

Alumni perform in local musical theatre productions at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, the Ordway, the Guthrie, and the Minnesota Children’s Theatre Company.

0% music education grads since 2011 are teaching

Upcoming Events

SEPT 21 2018

Angela Waterman Hanson, violin & Stephen Self, piano

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

A faculty recital featuring works for violin and piano

SEPT 29 2018

Hong Wang, cello & Herbert Johnson, piano

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

A faculty recital featuring works for cello and piano

OCT 19 2018

Family Weekend Jazz Orchestras Fall Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

Jazz classics presented by the 11:15 and 5:40 Jazz Orchestras.

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Concerts & Performing Arts Events

View the schedule of upcoming performing and visual arts events at Bethel.

Bethel Music Recordings

Visit the online store to purchase recordings of Bethel University Festival of Christmas, Bethel Choir, Wind Symphony, and Jazz Orchestra.

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