Major in Music at USF

If you enjoy music and have a desire to turn your passion into a career, a Music degree from the University of Sioux Falls will give you the opportunity to explore many avenues of music, including writing, performing, teaching, directing and producing.

Reasons to Major in Music

On our campus in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, you’ll study with USF’s Music faculty who will give you a personalized education. Choose USF for the benefits of a private Christian university while gaining knowledge and skills valued in a variety of music careers. You will:

  • Become familiar with music of various styles, cultures and historical eras and understand how music contributes to diverse academic disciplines
  • Receive training and coursework that meets the highest possible standards of preparation for a successful music career
  • Write competently about the elements of music in a theoretical and historical perspective, demonstrating cognitive understanding and critical thinking
  • See how music can be used for service in college and in professional, civic and Christian settings

Music Degree Options

Music Stories

Careers for Music Majors

Are you asking yourself, “What are my job prospects as a Music major?” A Music degree from USF prepares students for both immediate career placement and graduate study. It opens doors to a variety of fields including:

  • Professional instrumental or vocal performer
  • Conductor of large ensembles and/or chamber ensembles in professional, private, church and other organizations
  • Private lessons teacher in a professional or private music studio
  • Graduate study

Music at USF

Choose to earn your bachelor’s degree in Music from USF, and you’ll have access to these great amenities and opportunities.
USF student playing the flute.
Music Scholarships

If you are a full-time undergraduate student, you may audition for a Music Scholarship regardless of your major.

USF Concert Chorale in Rome, Italy.
Travel Opportunities in the Music Program

Domestic and international touring opportunities are available to students in the Music program.

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Student Life

Find a place to belong. Be part of the USF and Sioux Falls community through student organizations.

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Campus Ministries

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