Wheaton College Conservatory of Music

The Wheaton College Conservatory of Music is a rigorous and distinctly Christian component of Wheaton College that will challenge students to grow in their musical ability, knowledge, and creativity while providing the support and encouragement for spiritual maturation.  Offerings include Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees, as well as the Bachelor of Arts in Music. 

Located just 25 miles west of downtown Chicago, you will be able to rub elbows with some of the world’s greatest musicians of our time. Whether it is attending the opera at the Lyric Opera of Chicago or listening to the prestigious Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which also has three performances on campus each year, you will not be short on connections or inspiration.

  • 7:1 music major ratio to faculty
  • New Conservatory facilities
  • Four performance halls, including a 2,350-seat chapel and a 108-seat recital hall
  • 60+ full- and part-time music faculty
  • Numerous on- and off-campus opportunities to lead worship
  • Nine music ensembles
    • Concert Choir
    • Jazz Ensemble
    • Men’s Glee Club
    • Opera Mainstage
    • Percussion Ensemble
    • Symphony Orchestra
    • Symphonic Band
    • Women’s Chorale 
    • Chamber Music Groups

The Conservatory of Music is served by 20 full-time music faculty, representing 393 years of teaching and performing experience, ranging from members of the Lyric Opera and Chicago Symphony Orchestra to notable musicians in churches, schools, business, and recording.


“Wheaton provides a customized education where you can build strong friendships with your classmates and professors. They have given me various perspectives on my works, and I‘ve been able to develop different musical palates.” – Elliot Leung ’16, film composer

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