Department of Music

Chair's Welcome

The primary focus of the Department of Music at Marian University is music education. Indianapolis is the marching band and show choir capital of the nation and we are the only university in the area that offers students a collegiate show choir and a competition-style marching band. For students looking for a way to combine music with spiritual calling, we also offer a distinctive degree in pastoral music ministry.

At Marian University, we know that music has the power to transform lives and create a better world.  While that may sound overly optimistic, music students here learn life lessons such as collaboration, leadership, and respect. If we work together we can make this a better world. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me or the Office of Admissions.

Jim Larner, Ph.D., Associate Professor of MusicJames Larner, Ph.D.
Department Chair

Ashley Chandler

My Music Education major taught me so much more than music. I learned life skills and I learned about myself."

Ashley Chandler '07
Music Education is an exciting career choice filled with the joy of making music with young people and helping them find a creative way to express themselves.

We are proud of our many graduates who are making a difference daily in the hearts and minds of students around the country.

For More Information

Please contact the Office of Admissions at 317.955.6300


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