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Music Performance, Music Education

  • Major
  • Minor

Shape the world with sound.


We offer two majors, music and music education, for you to grow your dedication to vocal or instrumental performance and teach others to share their gift. Our faculty know that music is a passion and encourage you, regardless of your major, to continue your music career in college by offering scholarships to both music and non-music majors.

Music professors bring real-world classroom experience to the music education courses giving you insight into a career of teaching music. Along with your academic program, you’ll have the opportunity to join McPherson’s Band or Choir to make music and connections with other students across majors and activities.



  • Music Performance

    Explore music theory and refine your talent.

  • Music Education

    Build proficiencies that enable you to share your love of music with a new generation of musicians.

Experiences & Outcomes

  • Choir Concert


    The McPherson College Choir is the college’s premiere choral ensemble. Comprised of students from all majors, the choir performs repertoire from a variety of style periods and genres. From this choir, students are selected by audition to perform in Bella Voce Women’s Choir or The Singing Statesmen. In addition to local and regional concert appearances, the choirs tour nationally or internationally each year.

  • MC Concert Band


    Perform with the College Concert Band, Jazz Band, Drumline, volunteer for the Pep Band, or form your own ensemble. The McPherson College Concert band is one of the largest concert bands among any private Kansas college. The concert band is comprised of students from a wide variety of majors, academic disciplines and activities across campus. They all share a passion for making music in college and beyond.

Virtual Tour

  • Hess Fine Arts Center

    Take a video and 360° virtual tour of the instrumental and vocal spaces in Hess - home to the Music, Art & Design programs at McPherson College.

    360 Tour & Photo Gallery