Schedule your audition today!
As you can see in this video, there are a lot of great reasons to major in music at NMU! We have two audition dates coming up this semester:
- Saturday, February 12, 2022
- Saturday, March 12, 2022
If you can't join us in-person on these days, no problem! Just let us know when you fill out the registration form, and we'll be happy to arrange an alternate day/time or even a Zoom audition.
Check out the NMU Department of Music Digital Viewbook!
Whenever possible, Department of Music concerts are streamed live on the internet. Just visit our YouTube channel at concert time!
The exciting sounds of ensembles
Students from any major can be a part of our group performance ensembles! There are also opportunities to perform with the community orchestra, band and choral society and at festivals and gigs around town.
- Arts Chorale
- Chamber Ensemble
- NMU Jazz Band
- Opera Theatre Workshop
- Pep Band
- Percussion Ensemble
- Symphonic Band
- University Choir
- University Orchestra
- Wildcat Marching Band
- Collaborate, orchestrate or star in Forest Roberts Theatre mainstage performances
- Take private music lessons offered by the department
- Get early in-classroom student teaching experience
- Travel to conferences and competitions, tour and perform across the Midwest and Europe
- Learn from and play with legends at the yearly NMU Jazz Fest
- Experience the music Mecca that is Marquette—with an active local music scene, annual Hiawatha Music Fest and soulful Blues Fest.
Recent visiting artists at NMU
- Viano String Quartet
- Dutch saxophonist Hans de Jong
- Latin band Orquesta Tradición
- Percussion group Cincinnati
- Native American singer-songwriter Annie Humphrey
- Hungarian folk music group Söndörgő
- Singer-songwriter Jesse McCartney
- Finnish folk quartet Kardemimmit
- Rapper Ghostface Killah
- Psychrockers Pond
Fantastic faculty and fabulous facilities
Our professors love music, but they love working with students even more. Students get to share in Dr. Erin Colwitz's Beatles obsession, Dr. Strain's devotion to drums and Dr. Flaherty's addiction to all things jazz. Our department secretary Linda Popovic has a doctorate in music from Yale and gladly lends a well-qualified ear to all questions or concerns. Join in our close-knit music family to explore, acquire expertise and expand your musical horizons.