Department of Music | Marian University

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  • Knightly jazz
  • Community guitar class
  • Community dance class

Department of Performing Arts

Why study music at Marian?

We believe music has the power to change lives and make our world a better place.

With two bachelor's degree programs, the primary focus of the Department of Performing Arts at Marian University is music education and music performance:

We also offer an academic minor in music.​

As a music student on our campus, you'll be challenged academically and work hard accomplish more than you ever thought possible. We will give you a stage on which you can step up, find your voice, and sing out!

  • You will perfect your instrumental or vocal skills, performance talents, and be encouraged to get involved on campus. You'll learn important values and build real-world skills like good communication, creative problem-solving, critical thinking, and leadership.
  • You'll also have opportunities to complete short-term or semester-based study-abroad courses and engage in community service projects.
  • With small class sizes, you'll get the individual attention and one-on-one mentoring you expect from faculty recognized for their teaching and musical expertise.
  • Our convenient location just minutes from the heart of downtown Indianapolis provides you with access to lots of internship and employment opportunities.
  • Did you know Indianapolis is the marching band and show choir capital of the nation? Marian University is the only university in the area that offers you both a collegiate show choir and a competition-style marching band.

Ask us about Marian University's:

and other vocal and instrumental ensembles.

Upcoming events and performances

Meeting people through student government
Getting involved in student government helped Oluwabanwo Adeniyi '21 feel like she’s part of the campus community.
Watch Bami's story
Building relationships with faculty and coaches
After he explored his college options, Conor Smith '20 decided to choose Marian because of his interest in athletics and exercise science.
Read Conor's story
Following her dream to be a dentist
After graduating cum laude with Marian's Class of 2017, Chrislyn (Church) Fite is well on her way.
Read Chrislyn's story

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