Alma College is a great place for musicians. Whether you have professional musical ambitions or you just love to play and sing, there is a spot for you in one of Alma’s fine choirs, bands and/or its orchestra.
Musicians at Alma College have opportunities to perform on campus and to tour across the state of Michigan, the United States and around the world. Musicians at Alma study with experienced professors who are themselves professional performers and respected scholars. Musicians here practice on Steinway pianos, work with the most current technology and give concerts and recitals in the magnificent Heritage Center for the Performing Arts.
The music department provides a curriculum designed to meet the needs of a broad range of students. The faculty and resources of the department are committed equally to the following: 1) providing courses and curricula for music majors so that they may have the necessary foundation to pursue graduate study, teaching, performing or music-related fields; 2) strengthening students’ musical skills by expanding proficiency in technique, heightening interpretive insight and facilitating the understanding of pedagogical tools and methods; 3) being an artistic presence within the Alma College community and beyond by providing opportunities for students, faculty and community to share the experience of musical performance; 4) providing the general student with a basic understanding of the language and history of music.
Alma’s Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and offers three degree options: Bachelor of Music in Performance, Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music.