Student at the piano

Department of Music

In our Department of Music, you can feel the strength of the community that’s built every day in music studies classes. The collaborative environment is intentionally designed to bring out the best in every music student. Music studies goes beyond just practicing your craft, it also involves service to the community, a union of faith and music, and creative inspiration. Our music degree programs are designed for musicians of all levels and career interests.

General Admissions Requirements


An audition is required of all students who wish to pursue a music major or minor, and for all students seeking a music scholarship. Student may select either a virtual or on-campus audition on any of the following dates:

2024-25 Audition dates:
  • Saturday, Nov. 16
  • Saturday, Jan. 25
  • Saturday, Feb. 15
  • Monday, Feb. 17
  • Saturday, March 29


Valparaiso University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Apply to Earn Your Degree in Music at Valparaiso University

Is music your passion? If so, the Department of Music at Valparaiso University is waiting for you. Share your unique talents in an environment that promotes growth and helps our students shine. If you are motivated, passionate about your future, and ready to pursue a degree in music, then it’s time to take the next step.