Music

Ripon College offers a major and minor in music. The music department works with students as individuals and in groups to develop their performance skills and knowledge of music theory, history and literature. Music students share a personal relationship with faculty whose work as teachers, performers and scholars keeps them and their students in touch with the realities of today’s musical world. They work in applied music at all levels in voice, piano, organ, harpsichord, stringed, brass, woodwind and percussion instruments, and may participated in one or more performance ensembles. Students wishing to major in music may choose one of three areas of concentration: performance, history/literature-theory or music education. Music majors from Ripon College have successfully pursued careers in performance, higher education, public school and studio teaching, church music and other professional fields.