Music major
Type of Degree: Major, Minor

Music is a passion. Whether you have a passion for sharing it, creating it, or teaching it, you’ll find support and guidance within Heidelberg’s School of Music and Theatre.

Whether you want to teach, perform, create, or inspire, Heidelberg is the place for music. All music majors receive free private lessons, recital opportunities, and the ability to interact with visiting professional musicians. You’ll be mentored by an experienced faculty musician and gain experience by participating in a wide variety of ensembles.

There are two paths you can take here at Heidelberg:

•  A Bachelor of Arts degree in music. You select an emphasis in either traditional music or popular music. 
•  A Bachelor of Music degree. You select one of our three concentrations: music education, performance, and composition and theory.



At Heidelberg, you’ll have the opportunity to join major ensembles your first year. Our vocal groups include the Concert Choir, University-Community Chorus, Chamber Singers, and Singing Collegians Show Choir. Our instrumental groups include the Symphonic Band, Athletic Band, Jazz Band, and small specialized ensembles. Learn more about our ensembles

Meet the Faculty

Our students say the best part of Heidelberg is working with their professors. Meet the faculty of this department. 


  • High School Band Teacher
  • Music Therapist
  • Opera Performer
  • Film Composer
  • Recording Company Owner


Kimberly States ‘09

After Heidelberg, Kimberly graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music in 2011 with a Master's degree. Kimberly is an opera singer based in Boston and has been a soloist with Boston Masterworks Chorale, Boston Metro Opera, Cambridge Opera, Longwood Opera, and Torrington Symphony among others.

Heidelberg helped prepare me for a career in music by the individual attention that I received from highly accredited professors and staff. I bring the lessons that I learned at Heidelberg into every professional rehearsal and performance.


Below is a sampling of courses offered in the School of Music and Theatre. For more information, see the major requirements.

  • Vocal Pedagogy
  • Marching Band Techniques
  • Audio Recording and Production
  • Opera and Musical Theatre
  • American Jazz

For a more detailed academic schedule, or to ask questions about any of our majors, contact the Admission Office at or 419-448-2330.

Joining the Program

After you decide Heidelberg is the place for you, and you've been accepted by the admission office, you can audition for the School of Music and Theatre. All students interested in majoring in music and those interested in participating in ensembles need to complete an audition.

Audition Information


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