About the Concentration in Music
At Northern Vermont University, we combine classroom music instruction with hands-on production and on-stage performance. This multi-faceted approach will help you develop skills in music theory, composition, performance, and production — preparing you for a life-long career in music.
Be prepared to explore “the language of music” and learn how melody, harmony, and rhythm come together to make a piece of music pleasing to the ear. Then, you’ll compose your own music with the skills that you’ve learned. Through all your professional development there will opportunities for you to perform on stage on- and off-campus.
The concentration in music coupled with the Performance, Arts, and Technology core courses will help you build a well-rounded resume that includes traditional music training and creative design credits in new contemporary works.
To prepare you for a career in music, faculty won’t run your shows — you will. You will write and direct your own shows, communicate with designers to create multi-media performances, and work alongside your talented peers to bring your work of art to life. By coordinating every aspect of a production, you’ll enter the world of professional music ready to run the show.