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Specifics for music students

The UW-Barron County Music Department continues to be an area leader in the performing arts. Although UW-Eau Calire – Barron County is a small college, there is nothing small about the music program. It consists of five major performing ensembles, numerous opportunities for small group and solo performance, and a full range of music classes for those interested in a major or minor in music as well as those just looking for general interest courses on various topics.

UW-BC’s music classes offers students the opportunity to study music in a small setting with one-on-one attention from the instructor. Because of this close attention, more of our students are retained within the music program (80-90%) and nearly all are successful music students upon transferring to another institution. Students also have special opportunities in opera and musical theatre that are rare for the first and second year college student.

Course offerings

  • *Music Theory I, II, III, and IV
  • *Aural Skills I, II, III, and IV
  • Fundamentals of Music
  • Music Literature and Appreciation I and II
  • Jazz History and Appreciation
  • Vocal Techniques
  • World Music
  • *Class Piano
  • *Applied Lessons (Voice, Piano, Instrumental)
  • Music Theatre Performance
  • Special Topics in Music/Independent Study

(* Required for music majors/minors )

Careers in Music

Music is one of the most career-oriented degrees for a college student to seek. Studying music can lead to careers in:

  • Education
  • Performance
  • Music technology
  • Acoustical engineering
  • Music production
  • Recording engineering
  • Composition
  • Church music
  • ...and many more fields!


Each year, the Barron County Campus Foundation awards numerous scholarships to those studying music. They are awarded to both entering and continuing students, using an audition system.