Students singing in a choir

Tune Your Music Skills

Join Dakota Wesleyan’s musical family as a vocalist or instrumentalist. Study and perform whether you are a major, a minor or you just need a little bit more music in your life. Music complements many other disciplines and provides a creative outlet for your business ideas, theatre productions or Christian leadership endeavors.  Let your college education sing as you prepare for a future filled with music.

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

What's the Difference?

  • Audition with confidence for a music scholarship
  • Broaden your musical knowledge with courses like world music, conducting, vocal literature, music history and others
  • Explore related majors and minors like music education, communication or creative writing
  • Share your gifts in concert ensembles and present a performance recital in your senior year
  • Use music as a starting point for a variety of careers: vocal coach, accompanist, director of choral activities or band
  • Reach the next level; DWU music graduates have a 100% placement rate into grad school

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.