Music professor receives award
John Spilker was named the 2017 Margaret J. Prouty Teaching Award winner. Read more.
Whether your love of music stems from a desire to sing, to play or teach, NWU Music is your ideal place to grow. You can earn a bachelor of arts degree or a bachelor of music degree in music education or performance. Study music theory, composition, history and world music.
Then put your learning into performance in our 1,500-seat concert hall with full schedules in vocal and instrumental concerts as well as opera. Tour both nationally and globally as you grow as a performer. Recent U.S. tours have crisscrossed the South and Southwest.
NWU Music alumni regularly leave their marks at top music graduate programs around the country. Recent graduates have gone on to study music at Harvard, the Manhattan School of Music, the University of Texas and Florida State University.
Music majors’ e-portfolios help them stand out as they launch careers in such fields as music education, music therapy, law and business.
NWU Music includes an American musicologist and gender studies professor who took home Nebraska Wesleyan’s 2014 Exemplary Teacher Award as well as a nationally renowned choral director who has taught at NWU for more than 40 years. They’re also outstanding performers in their own right, working in genres as varied as opera and polka.