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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.

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full- and part-time faculty

Students have won a national composition prize and a statewide vocal competition.

Upcoming Events

FEB 28 2019

Bethel Chamber Orchestra and Champlin Park Orchestras Joint Concert

7 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The Bethel Chamber Orchestra will collaborate with the Champlin Park Orchestras.

MAR 8 2019

Wind Symphony Spring Concert

7:30 p.m. Benson Great Hall

The Bethel Wind Symphony under the direction of Steven Thompson presents a spring concert.

MAR 14 2019

Bethel Choir Spring Music Tour 2019

Various venues in Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin

The Bethel Choir and conductor Paula Holmberg perform throughout Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin during their 2019 music tour.

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Music Features

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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