Mansfield University is a home for musicians! As the first Pennsylvania state institution to grant a certificate to teach music, MU has had a long, rich tradition of music excellence since its founding in 1857. Both music majors and those pursuing degrees outside of music are afforded ample opportunities to engage in rewarding musical opportunities.
Music students at Mansfield University study with 22 distinguished faculty who are eager to help with performance and educational goals. Mansfield music faculty are involved in a wide variety of scholarly, educational, and creative opportunities.
The music department features numerous large and small performing ensembles, including bands, choirs, an orchestra, and chamber ensembles. MU ensembles regularly tour and perform in a wide variety of venues across the world.
Our graduates are regularly accepted into the finest graduate programs in music, are active as performers, and include some of the finest music educators in the region. The department is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and approved through the NAMM Affiliated Music Business Institutions.
The Mansfield University Music Department offers everything an aspiring musician needs to succeed. Bachelor of Music degrees are offered in Music Education, Music Performance (vocal & instrumental), Music Business, and Music Technology. A Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is also offered for those students wishing to pursue professional careers in music- or non-music-related disciplines such as medicine, law, or business, or for those interested in pursuing graduate studies in Music Therapy.
Music students at Mansfield University are immersed in an atmosphere that embodies the “small school, big opportunities” model for success –
- engaging and inspiring faculty
- dynamic ensemble experiences
- rigorous academics
- productive internships
- lifelong social and professional networking
- small class sizes
- picturesque, rural setting
- campus community committed to having an impact on the world
Visit Mansfield University to experience the charm and excitement of world-changing opportunities in a small town setting.