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.
Heidelberg offers three degree options in music - a Bachelor of Arts degree (you select an emphasis in either traditional music or popular music), a Bachelor of Music degree (you select either music education or music performance) and a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance degree (train to become a professional performer).
Become a highly qualified, well-rounded music educator ready for teaching in public and private schools. Our music education majors have the ability to earn K-12 certification in choral, instrumental, and general music. You can also have a dual emphasis with two instruments. This provides flexibility in your career and makes you more appealing to schools.
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.