Whether you are interested in a vocal or instrumental area of specialization, hope to become a music teacher or work within the music industry, at Northern, you will develop a thorough knowledge of the different kinds of music and an understanding of music’s role in society. Along with your immersion in music, you’ll learn in diverse liberal studiescourses, giving you a solid educational background to take you far in whatever career you choose.
You can hone your musical talents in one of our 28 electronic practice suites equipped with docking stations for your NMU-issued notebook computer. The computers are loaded with specialty industry software unique to the Music Department. Sixteen of the practice rooms are Wenger studios, providing exquisite acoustics, including two V-ready rooms that simulate the acoustics of world-class venues. You may also perform at NMU’s beautiful Reynolds Recital Hall and delve into special research with faculty members.
NMU music graduates have a 100 percent placement rate due to the national shortage of certified music teachers. Our graduates not only work as educators, but also as band directors, professional musicians, voice-over actors, jingle writers, composers, music marketers and in many other careers.