Music is a traditional university Arts subject since it explores a society’s cultural heritage and enhances skills in finding and evaluating information, communicating ideas and making sound judgments; it also increases our understanding of a powerful wordless language and helps us develop our mental and physical stamina while improving co-ordination and dexterity.
With a Major
at Western Illinois University
you will have engaged in in-depth study of today’s music, the western classical tradition and music of other cultures. You will typically have taken a broad-ranging and practice-based approach covering composition, performance, computer-based arrangement and recording, along with the social and psychological study of music.