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Musical training provides cultural and artistic expression and prepares students for careers in music performance, teaching, composition, church music and arts administration. Musicians also pursue careers in music therapy, production and recording, media and sales, instrument retailing, artist management and publishing. Most full-time music-teaching positions are found in public and private schools and musical conservatories. Music performers can assemble their own acts, either as soloists or as members of groups, or can seek positions in established orchestras, choirs, bands, and other ensembles. The music-publishing industry employs songwriters, editors, copyists, and critics — all of whom must be knowledgeable about music.

Graduates from the Whitworth Music Department have recently entered graduate-level study in some of the most competitive programs in the nation, at the following institutions (among others):

  • Arizona State University
  • Eastman School of Music
  • New England Conservatory
  • Indiana University
  • The Juilliard School
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • Northwestern University
  • Oberlin College
  • University of Oregon
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Southern California
  • Westminster Choir College


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