Create the new classics

Learn to compose tomorrow’s classics in our music composition major.

Get the thrill of hearing your work performed live during your first year. We hold a composers’ concert each semester devoted to student-created work.

Our music department is collaborative yet competitive, pushing you to grow as a musician and composer.

You’ll explore a variety of musical styles, conduct student ensembles and become well-versed in music literature and theory.

We’re one of a few undergraduate-only institutions to offer a music composition degree program. It’s small and selective, giving you plenty of chances to work one-on-one with faculty who are experienced educators and active performers.

Be ready for graduate school

Although music composition is one of our newest degrees, it’s already thriving. In fact, one of our first graduates is studying at the famed Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

Adding one of our interdisciplinary minors, like arts administration, help you gain a better understanding of important topics in today’s world.

You’ll be more than ready to go to graduate school and then onto a career as a composer, arranger or teacher of composition.


Performance Opportunities


Choral ensembles provide students with unique musical experiences on and off campus.


The Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band perform a wide repertoire in a challenging and rewarding environment.


Pianists and organists perform in a range of solo, chamber, and large ensemble settings on the finest instruments.


A traditional big band and small combos appear at a variety of venues.

Chamber Music

Small ensembles offer opportunities to study highly specialized literature.


The Opera Studio performs fully-staged productions with orchestra in addition to programs of opera scenes.


The program provides the surrounding communities with lifelong learning opportunities for professional music study and enrichment activities in an academic environment, including individual lessons in voice, piano, organ, and most band and orchestra instruments, along with group music classes for infants through adults.

The hallmark of the program is the rich collaboration among music faculty, music students, and the children and adults who take lessons and classes.



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Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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