Music Student Opportunities
LESSONS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Private lessons in voice, brass, woodwinds, percussion, keyboard, string, and popular instruments are available to all students, regardless of major. Music majors may also take composition and conducting lessons in their junior and senior years. Although private lessons incur an additional fee, all students are eligible to apply for music scholarships to cover these costs.
Muskingum University’s chapter of Collegiate NAfME, the National Association for Music Education, is a professional organization for music education majors. The chapter hosts lectures, workshops, and attends the annual OMEA (Ohio Music Education Association) Professional Development Conference.
Muskingum’s student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association exists to support the choral arts on campus. The chapter raises awareness about choral concerts and events, and hosts guest clinicians and presenters.
Sigma Alpha Iota (SAI) is an international music honorary that supports and encourages women musicians of all ages, races, and nationalities, and promotes successful and innovative educational programs in music for all stages of life.
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (PMA) is a men’s music fraternity, and the largest music fraternity in the world, with over 200 college and university chapters. PMA encourages brotherhood, friendship, and musicianship among its more than 150,000 initiates across the world.
The music department has work study positions available to students, including office workers, assistants to ensemble conductors, and load crew members. Several area churches hire music students as pianists, organists, and “scholarship singers” in their choirs.