The Division of Music is committed to preparing men and women to be the best possible musicians who recognize that all gifts and talents are from God, to be cultivated to their highest potential for humble service to God and others. Since 1994, Indiana Wesleyan University Division of Music has been an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) http://nasm.arts-accredit.org or 703-467-0700. Music scholarships are available for Music majors by audition. Contact the division for applications.
General Education Competencies
Students in this major meet the general education competencies by taking the approved standard courses.
Admission to the Music Major
Permission to declare a music major at IWU is neither automatic nor assumed merely because a student wants to study music. Students must demonstrate a degree of aptitude and preparedness, both academically and musically. Those conditions can be met by the following means:
This policy applies to both transfer students and entering freshmen. Students living a considerable distance from Marion may be accepted as provisional majors pending an audition/interview following arrival on campus.
If an applicant fails in any of the above requirements but still wishes to be admitted as a major, the status of provisional music major will be granted. The student will be expected to re-audition and successfully complete MUS-160 at the end of the first semester of study. Upon satisfactory completion, the applicant will be classified as a music major.
Admission to Upper-divisional Studies
Admission to upper-level studies is granted by the music faculty through the Upper-divisional Hearing. This consists of a performance and written examination in which the candidate's applied and academic progress is evaluated, and the candidate is questioned regarding content of courses completed and progress toward career goals. An overall grade-point average of 2.75 is required for admission to upper-divisional studies and no grade below a "C" in any music class.
Other Requirements for all Music majors
MUS-200 Recital Attendance (seven semesters)
Class Piano Requirements
Large Ensemble Participation (participation in major ensemble each semester)
Upper Divisional Hearing
Young Performer Series Recital