When you pursue a music degree at Utah State University, you will find yourself immersed in a community of individuals committed to excellence, opportunity, and your future.
On this page, we share with you some of the impressive achievements of our outstanding program, and exciting projects going on right now in our department -- a legacy YOU become a part of when you join us as a student at Utah State University.
USU is proud to have a 100% job placement rate for Music Education program graduates who sought a music teaching position. Graduates of the Department of Music have populated the workforce in the state and region for decades. Annually, band, choral, guitar, and string graduates are hired at schools from the local area to across the United States as professional teachers of music.
The USU Opera Theatre offers students the opportunity to participate in fully-staged operas and musicals every year, providing memorable educational experiences that change lives. Learn the art of telling a story on stage and acquire necessary skills for a career as a performer or teacher. Collaborative projects with the USU Symphony Orchestra and USU Theatre Department enrich music students' experiences, such as our recent collaborative production of A Mid-summer Night's Dream featuring Shakespeare's text and Mendelssohn's music.
Our faculty have established notable careers in performance and education, such as Dean of Caine College of the Arts Dr. Craig Jessop (former Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir). For students in our string program, USU offers the opportunity to study with Utah's only professional resident string quartet -- the Fry Street Quartet.
USU provides students with access to a number of state-of-the-art performance venues and rehearsal and classroom facilities. From the intimate to the grandiose, students have prioritized access to perform in the college's many beautiful performance spaces.