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Music + Theatre Academic Offerings

Music and Theatre Majors and Minors

Many Blugolds strive to turn a passion into a career, which is exactly what being a part of the Music and Theatre Arts Department can do. You can learn to compose, educate others and perform at your highest level. Work closely with our committed faculty to conduct creative research or travel abroad to learn more from our friends overseas. Allow your education to take center stage and embrace all of the opportunities this department offers.

The music and theatre department offers the following programs:

Music Major and Minor
Music - Applied Instrumental Major
Music - Applied Voice Major
Music Composition Major
Musical Theatre Major
Teaching - All Music, Choral Emphasis Major
Teaching - All Music, Instrumental Emphasis Major
Theatre Arts Major and Minor
Music and Theatre Certificates

Passionate playing

The many degrees and certificates offered by the department lead to a variety of distinct career paths. Picking a major or minor in any one of these areas opens up a world of great facilities, studios, lessons, classroom learning, performances and camaraderie with others in your specialty. Plus, you'll be surrounded by a variety of the other arts as well, which means creative inspiration is never too far away.

Whether you prefer to perform, or your greatest desire is to teach others how to hone their artistic craft, our renowned majors, minors and certificate programs will guide you into your profession. Whatever path you take, you'll get a broad and comprehensive education that not only develops technical competence, but also an understanding of literature, style, and the role of arts in society.

The department of music and theatre arts is the reason I call UWEC home. The staff genuinely cares about my success and the students have become lifelong friends. I cannot imagine who I would be without the talented and inspiring individuals who make up this facet of the university and encourage me to do what I love.

Dana Strothenke Theatre Arts
EauxClaires sound

Fine arts administration certificate

Do you have goals of helping bring the fine arts to local communities? A certificate in administration might be just the ticket!

Certificate details
UW-Eau Claire choral section during the annual Holiday Concert.

Auditions for music majors and minors

We would love to hear you perform! Students interested in declaring a music major, music minor, or musical theatre major will need to audition for admission to the program. See Audition Details for specific audition requirements.

Audition details
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