Wheaton College Conservatory of Music

The Wheaton College Conservatory of Music is a rigorous and distinctly Christian professional school with courses leading to the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees, and as a division of Wheaton College, offering courses leading to the Bachelor of Arts in Music degrees. Our programs will challenge you to grow in your musical ability, knowledge, and creativity while providing the support and encouragement for wholistic personal and spiritual development.

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 as part of a class or listening to the prestigious Chicago Symphony Orchestra in our historic Edman Chapel, you will not be short on connections or inspiration.

Fast Facts:

  • 7:1 music major ratio to faculty
  • New Conservatory facilities
  • Four performance halls, including a 2,350-seat chapel, a 650-seat concert hall, and a 108-seat recital hall
  • 55+ music faculty
  • Numerous on- and off-campus opportunities
  • Workshop Arts Certificate
  • Music Merit Awards
  • 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 experienced music faculty, representing 400 years of teaching and performing, 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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