If you believe music enriches lives and communities, then join our talented, supportive and dedicated music community at Northwestern. As a musician in our nationally recognized program, you’ll be able to develop and celebrate your musical gifts, learning how to use them to serve God and others.

Northwestern’s music department offers the following study options:

Music scholarships

Music scholarships are available for music majors and non-majors.


Northwestern’s music professors have composed, released CDs, and conducted and performed with ensembles throughout the world. These talented professionals and dedicated teachers will help you develop your own musical gifts through classes, rehearsals, lessons and concert performances. In addition, they and other professional musicians offer private lessons in voice and at least 20 instruments.

Performance and travel

Northwestern College musicians perform regularly in Christ Chapel’s concert hall. The choir and band take annual tours across the U.S. and have also performed in Europe and Central and South America. Ensembles include:

A cappella Choir
Chamber Orchestra
Ensembles for brass, strings, and woodwinds
Heritage Singers (mixed chamber choir)
Jazz Band
Percussion Ensemble
Symphonic Band
Women's Choir
Worship teams