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Why Major in Church Music at Valpo?

You can feel the strength of the community that’s built every day in our Department of Music. The collaborative environment is intentionally designed to bring out the best in every musician. Music studies go beyond just practicing your craft, they also involve service to the community, a union of faith and music, and creative inspiration.  As a music student at Valpo, you benefit from faculty who know you personally and push you to achieve your best — in lessons, ensembles, and the classroom. You will join a rich tradition of artistic expression while developing the skills to leave your own mark on the music world.

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Experts and Mentors

Professors at Valpo help students develop their knowledge, their career plans, and their curiosity.


An audition is required of all students who wish to pursue a music major or minor and for all students seeking a music scholarship.

Scholarships & Rewards

The Signature Artist, Forte, and Vivace Scholarships support Valparaiso University’s commitment to train some of the finest collegiate musicians.

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Alumni Highlights
Alumni of Valpo Music have engaged in a variety of careers, a few of which include: music education (100% placement into teaching or graduate school for the past 30 years), performance (for example in the U.S. Army “Pershing’s Own” Band), and management/administration in the arts (such as Carnegie Hall Administration). Our music degree programs are designed for musicians of all levels and career interests.
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