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You can harness the power of music and its ability to express and communicate while studying music at Wright State. You will develop knowledge, technical skill, and the use of technology in our multifaceted curriculum. After graduation, pursue a career as a performer, composer, arranger, teacher, cultural administrator, or community leader. Graduates of Wright State’s music programs have proven successful in all of these fields. Choose a Bachelor of Arts program, add a minor to your current major, or continue on to graduate work and earn your Master of Music in music education or performance.
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Margaret Erin, who graduated magna cum laude from Wright State, directs and plays recorder and viola da gamba with Wind in the Woods Early Music Ensemble. She started this group in 1990. Under her direction, Wind in the Woods has played throughout southwest Ohio and beyond.
View the Bachelor of Arts in Music program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.
The path to becoming a music major is different than for other majors. The information below will guide you through the process of becoming a School of Music student. This process is necessary for all students who apply to the School of Music regardless of your desired degree program.
Interpret music of master composers by looking for emotions and expressions behind the notes. Learn how to perform music in a communicative and meaningful way. See how others have found success at Wright State.
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"Studying at Wright State University has been one of the highlights of my life."
"I am inspired by, and have learned a lot from my professor and fellow-students. Most importantly, I have acquired much knowledge in interpreting music of master composers by looking for emotions and expressions behind the notes, and have learned how to perform music in a communicative and meaningful way."
"I am proud to say that I have made an excellent decision in coming to study at Wright State University."
— Peggy Lau, Piano Performance Major from Macau; 2008 Concerto-Aria Night winner;
Soloist with WSU Symphony Orchestra in Chopin’s Piano Concerto #2 in F minor, March 3, 2009
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No TOEFL score is required to enter or take English ESL classes in Wright State Intensive English Language Program (LEAP).