The Department of Music at Wake Forest encompasses the breadth of music. Faculty expertise ranges from Spanish vocal literature to nineteenth-century American solo and chamber music; from Beethoven to the tango; from women and music to the music of protest. It offers training in the breadth of studio instruments and both large and small ensembles, as well as two majors, and a wide spectrum of experts who excel within specialized areas yet are committed to an interdisciplinary approach. The department boasts 30 majors and minors and over 200 non-majors taking music courses or performing music.
Whether you are interested in majoring in music or want to pursue music as an avocation, the Department of Music at Wake Forest has something for you! We have outstanding ensembles, including orchestra, choirs, symphonic wind ensemble, concert band, Collegium Musicum, jazz ensemble, and chamber music. We offer individual instruction in voice, piano, and all orchestral and band instruments. The Department offers two majors, one in Music Performance, the other in Music in Liberal Arts. We have an outstanding faculty that includes internationally recognized performers and scholars. With our affiliated Secrest Artists Series, we offer the opportunity to hear world-class concerts. We have outstanding facilities and one of the finest concert halls in the area. We invite you to join us—to visit a class, sit in on a rehearsal, or attend a concert—and become an active participant in music at Wake Forest!