Students singing in a choir

Tune Your Music Skills

Join the family of musicians at Dakota Wesleyan as a vocalist or instrumentalist. Study and perform whether you are a major, minor or just needing a bit more music in your life. Music complements many other disciplines and provides a creative outlet for your business ideas, theatre productions and Christian leadership endeavors. Share your gifts in ensembles, and present a full recital your senior year.

Did you know? DWU music grads have a 100 percent placement rate into graduate programs.

What can you do with a music degree?

Music is a starting point for many careers. Apply your skills in careers such as:

  • Vocal Coach
  • Accompanist
  • Director of Choral Activities or Bands

Music Courses

Broaden your knowledge base of music styles and formats in courses like:

  • World Music
  • Conducting
  • Vocal Literature and Pedagogy

Find more of the classes you will take in our academic catalog.

Earn a Music Scholarship

The Ron and Sheilah Gates Department of Music offers musical scholarships to those who audition and perform with confidence and skill. Contact us to learn more.

Get to Know Your Professors

Learn music from our professors! Our low student-to-teacher ratio offers valuable one-on-one interaction with professors.

Any Questions?

Contact us anytime! Call admissions at 605-995-2650, or email us at

We would love to share information with you via email, or we will mail it right to your front door.