Music

Excellent Academics

Collaborate and excel with exceptional musicians and teachers in an inclusive academic environment. Our programs are accredited with the National Association of Schools of Music and guided by faculty from the region’s dynamic professional arts community, including the Spokane Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, Inland Northwest Opera, Spokane Jazz Orchestra, and many others! Check out our most recent performances and accomplishments below.


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Scholarship Auditions

We are always seeking passionate and dedicated musicians and encourage everyone to participate! Scholarships range from $500 to $3,000, all you have to do is fill out the online music scholarship application and audition.

Please note the following:

  • All auditions for the 2021 school year will be done through video submission
  • Review the audition requirements before your appointment

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EWU Music Sessions

Do you see yourself as a professional performer, composer or instructor? Your future in music begins with EWU.

Meet the incredible students and faculty who make up the EWU Music program through special performances, testimonials and tutorials in the following areas:

  • Orchestral Performance
  • Piano Performance
  • Vocal Performance
  • Percussion Performance
  • Music Technology
  • Composition

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Careers in Music

Our curriculum prepares students for a wide variety of occupational possibilities.

Media

There are many jobs in media production that involve music: recording, editing, mastering, and sound design.  Our Bachelor of Arts in Music Technology and Entrepreneurship will prepare you to create your own business or find a job at a large company like Apple or Amazon. Or work with businesses related to recording studios, film, and media, or touring bands and ensembles.

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Performance

Our Bachelor of Music Performance degrees prepare you for careers as solo and collaborative artists, applied studio teachers and coaches, performers in professional orchestras and jazz ensembles, fellowship positions in summer festivals, or recording studios in commercial music. Many of our students have also been admitted to distinguished graduate programs.

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Composition

Many EWU graduates in music composition have worked in freelance environments, especially in large cities like Seattle and Los Angeles. Others have continued their education with acceptance to graduate programs such as the University of Washington, NYU, Temple University, Cal State Northridge, University of Idaho, and the University of Michigan.

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Education

Our nationally accredited Bachelor of Music Education (BME) Program and talented faculty generate well-prepared graduates in music education. We partner with the EWU School of Education and area schools to create opportunities and experiences that lead to certification and endorsements. Our placement in K-12 schools is 100%.

Therapy

Music Therapy is a career field that can be accessed more broadly through our Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music degree.  The BA degree offers many elective choices and opportunities to take classes related to health care.  Some of our students have started career paths by seeking graduate degrees.

Events

World Music Pedagogy Workshop

AUGUST 16–20, 2021

This five-day intensive course in world music pedagogy is a hands-on exploration of music from many cultures. Participants learn culture through songs, listening, movement and dance from guest musician-teachers.

Course faculty includes area musicians, culture-bearers and artist-teachers.

• $400 registration, due by June 28, 2021
• 35 clock hours or 1-3 university credits available.

INFORMATION
cnasman@ewu.edu | 509.808.6172

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The Star-Spangled Banner
Created during Covid-19 quarantine, choir students made these videos the first week of class in April and sent them in.

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Antonio Vivaldi - Gloria
EWU Orchestra and Symphonic Choir perform Vivaldi's "Gloria" under the direction of John Marshall.

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Recital Request

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News & Accomplishments

Our Mission

The EWU Music Program’s mission is to provide:

  1. the highest quality education for the music major embarking on a career as a performer, composer, educator, or scholar, and
  2. educate non-majors with music instruction in a liberal arts tradition.

The EWU music faculty combine outstanding teaching with artistic and scholarly excellence to create a superior and supportive learning environment. Our accredited programs engage students of all backgrounds and interests.