Whether you are a singer or instrumentalist, planning a career in music education or hoping to hit it big in the music industry, Northern will provide a world-class undergraduate musical training under the personal guidance of gifted and dedicated faculty members. Combined with a rich program of general studies courses, you'll have the solid educational foundation you need to succeed in any field or profession.
At NMU, all performing ensembles and studio lessons are open by audition to any student, regardless of major. There are no added lab fees for these courses. If you are taking lessons or enrolled in an ensemble, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art practice rooms and other rehearsal facilities in the newly renovated Thomas Fine Arts building. You’ll study and rehearse with a nationally recognized music faculty whose enthusiasm and dedication will help you reach your full potential. You’ll get to perform in one of the premiere concert venues in the Midwest, the fabulous Reynolds Recital Hall. Make sure to schedule a tour of department when you arrange your campus visit!
NMU music grads get great jobs! Nationally, there is a consistently strong call for qualified public school music teachers, one of the most rewarding careers imaginable. Our graduates regularly move on into music graduate study at prestigious institutions. Others find careers as U.S. military musicians, as professional performers, in composition, in various aspects of the music industry, and in many other careers.