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Is music part of who you are? Develop your lifelong passion for music in a vibrant intellectual and artistic community where you collaborate, create, lead and learn how music connects with life, culture and careers. Become a musician prepared to perform, educate, conduct, arrange, compose and write about music.

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Meet Derek, a music major at Linfield

As a music major at Linfield

you might take:

Musicianship I

Develop essential musicianship skills in hearing, sight-singing, notation, theory, improvisation, keyboard playing and analysis. (MUSC 210)


Explore the craft of songwriting by composing/performing original music and lyrics, and examine the role of song as an expression of modern life. (MUSC 212)

Ensemble Education

Collaborate and perform ensemble music from classical to contemporary styles alongside professional mentor musicians. (MUSC 120)

Studying music at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop musicianship skills that will serve to instill a lifelong appreciation of music. You will create, perceive, conceptualize and collaborate.

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  • Investigate the role and significance of music in history and explore its intersection with other cultures and disciplines from a variety of perspectives.

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  • With faculty guidance, complete a capstone project tailored appropriately to the student’s area/s of interest and specialization.

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Intern in all areas of music

Internships provide invaluable hands-on experience and further develop your professional skills. Some companies where music majors at Linfield have found internship placements include:

Life After Linfield

You will leave prepared for a career in areas such as:

Music Industry

  • Performer
  • Music Professional
  • Audiology Assistant


  • Piano Teacher
  • Teacher
  • PhD Researcher
  • Secondary Art Teacher
  • Curriculum Manager
  • Graduate Instructor


Estimate wage: $70k

Estimate of what Linfield music alumni could be making based on their current ages, occupations and geographic locations.

Potential wage: $90.3k

The potential wage is based on the average wage for the occupations.

Top career paths

The top five education-to-career paths of Linfield music alumni include:

  • Manager
  • Teacher
  • Owner
  • Performer
  • Piano Teacher


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