A tuba player performs during a concert.

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.

Academic programs

As a music major, you’ll study both historic and modern traditions and perform a variety of Western and non-Western music. Explore programs

Music scholarships

Music scholarships are available for music majors and non-majors who are gifted musicians. Explore scholarships


Northwestern’s music professors have published music, released CDs, and conducted and performed with notable ensembles around the world. These talented professionals and dedicated teachers will help you develop your own musical gifts through classes, rehearsals, lessons and concert performances. Explore faculty

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. Explore travel opportunities


Andrew Currier has been composing music for many years. At NWC, he has composed pieces performed by students and faculty, and he has also scored for a short student-produced film. In addition to studying music composition, Andrew is a pianist, organist and percussionist.

Andrew's story

Singing her praises

While at Northwestern, Megan was a member of the A cappella Choir, Symphonic Band and Heritage Singers ensemble. Now, she teaches preschool and elementary general music and directs the junior high and high school choirs.

Megan's story