Majors and Minors
Considering a degree in music? The Department of Visual and Performing Arts will help you shine like the star that you are.
Classical, jazz, pep, and pop: to those who say Michigan Tech isn’t a musically oriented school, we say take another look. You’ll learn it all—theory, appreciation, history, and performance—while you develop your musical abilities and take your talents to the next level.
Minor in Music Composition
Study it all with Michigan Tech’s innovative new Music Composition minor. The program combines traditional studies in music theory and orchestration with current sound design and audio production technologies.
Interested in music, but not looking for a degree?
You do not have to pursue a major or a minor from the Department of Visual and Performing Arts to enjoy and participate in the musical arts at Michigan Tech.
Develop your musical talent with the newest large ensemble at Michigan Tech, the Campus Concert Band. As a member, you will perform a wide variety of traditional and contemporary concert works. Wind and percussion players may join without an audition. Audition with exceptions.
Contact Mike Christianson to learn more.
The conScience group compose the Michigan Tech singers. Participation in the select, student-only Chamber Choir provides opportunities for students to explore and perform music written for small choir. Audition required.
Contact Jared Anderson or visit the Chamber Choir page to learn more.
This "classical" chorus brings together students, faculty, staff, and community singers to perform a wide variety of music. You will experience music ranging from Gregorian Chant to new works by living composers. Audition required.
Contact Jared Anderson or visit the Concert Choir page to learn more.
The Huskies Pep Band is a Michigan Tech point of pride and one of the most lauded pep bands in the Midwest. As a member, you will enjoy an active schedule, performing at concerts, athletic events, parades, and special events. Open to all with band experience.
Michigan Tech offers a variety of small jazz combos and advanced jazz band labs. Each ensemble offers musicians a unique experience through competitions, performances, and the opportunity to develop a unique style. Audition required.
The Keweenaw Symphony Orchestra (KSO) has been a mainstay of the Upper Peninsula arts scene for over thirty years. The KSO counts among its musicians Michigan Tech students, faculty, and staff, community artists, and guest professionals from throughout the Upper Midwest. Audition required.
Contact Joel Neves or visit the KSO page to learn more.
Superior Winds is a select group of woodwind, brass, and percussion players dedicated to the study and performance of the wide-ranging wind band repertory. Audition required.
Contact Mike Christianson or visit the Superior Winds page to learn more.