The Department of Music offers numerous courses in music theory, history, and culture, including studies of popular music, jazz, world music and Western art music. Performance courses include a wide variety of ensembles such as orchestra, chamber and concert choirs, wind and jazz ensembles, Collegium musicum, Balinese gamelan, and Chinese music ensemble. The department also offers individual instruction in all instruments typically employed in orchestra, wind and jazz ensembles, as well as piano, voice and guitar. Other rich musical opportunities for students include tours with the WFU Chamber Choir; involvement in the traveling WFU Marching Band; extensive faculty and guest concert offerings, including Wake Forest’s renowned Secrest Series; and study abroad in Wake Forest residential study centers. Music majors choose either a performance concentration, which culminates in their giving a senior recital, or a liberal arts concentration, for which they complete a senior project. The music department requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the major for graduation.

Contact Information

Department of Music
Scales Fine Arts Center M309, Box 7345
Phone 336-758-5026