The Music Department at Edgewood College offers a diverse course of study that will help you prepare for a career as a performer, educator, or music business professional. Our alumni are involved in all aspects of the music industry, from opera performance, to radio broadcasting, to teaching in public and private schools.  

The diversity of our curricular choices is further enhanced by our location in Madison, WI, a community rich in outstanding art, popular, and ethnic music performances. The superb professional performers on our faculty are joined by some of the finest performers and guest artists in the area to ensure excellence in applied instruction for all instruments. 

The curriculum for the music major is aligned with the standards for the National Association of Schools of Music and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. The development of performing skills, critical thinking and music literacy are goals of each area of private and class instruction, music appreciation, music theory, music history and performing ensembles. 

You also have the option of earning a degree in Music Education.


Edgewood College really helped me find myself. Faculty invested a great deal of time in developing my potential—not only as a musician, but as a person.
Joseph Pleuss '04, Opera Performer who has performed with Washington National Opera, San Diego Opera, Opera Camerata of Washington, DC