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Northwest Missouri State University


Enroll in Summer Music Camp

Enroll in Summer Music Camp

Northwest's Music Camp is taught by highly trained professionals who are experts in their teaching areas. There are numerous camp offerings for campers to participate in such as:

  • Bands
  • Choirs
  • Jazz Ensembles
  • Show Choirs
  • and much, much MORE!

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University Chorale

University Chorale

The University Chorale is Northwest's largest choral ensemble and is open to all students on campus. While many music majors are members of the chorus, there is no audition requirement for enrollment.

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Bearcat Marching Band

Bearcat Marching Band

Performing for more than 50,000 adoring fans annually, the Bearcat Marching Band is one of the most visible student organizations at Northwest and its membership includes students from nearly every major field of study within the University.

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Madraliers and Celebration Show Choir

Madraliers and Celebration Show Choir

The Madraliers and Celebration Show Choir is a highly select ensemble which explores music representing many styles and historical periods.

The Madraliers perform music spanning a time frame from the 16th century through contemporary composers. In the spring, the ensemble becomes the Celebration Show Choir, presenting an exciting variety of choreographed numbers, vocal jazz, and ballads.

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Northwest Symphony

Northwest Symphony

The Northwest Symphony is the newest of our large ensembles. This chamber symphony performs one concert per semester and is open to all students on campus, regardless of major.

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Music

The programs of the Department of Fine and Performing Arts provide majors with the skills needed to become highly successful in their chosen professions. The department is especially committed to excellence in public school music; in addition to an inclusive major in music, comprehensive programs are also available in vocal music education and instrumental music education. These programs provide instruction in private study, music theory/literature, and methodology applicable to teaching at the elementary and secondary levels.

Since 1969, Northwest Missouri State University has been a member of the National Association of Schools of Music. Both the B.S.Ed. and the B.A. degree are accredited by NASM. This accreditation insures that our programs are of the highest quality and that the curriculum conforms to national standards of excellence.