Music Degrees and Programs

The Music Programs at Marian University serve our community through curricular, extra-curricular, and service activities. 

The Marian University Music Programs engage non-music majors and music majors from diverse backgrounds and abilities through participation in music ensembles that learn and perform music from various genres and styles. Marian University prioritizes music with African, Latin, and non-Western roots equally with musics originating from Europe. These priorities are reflected through our course offerings, curriculums, and repertoire selections.

In addition to its curricular and extra-curricular purposes, the MU Music Programs also exist as a service-oriented program. As such, our ensembles perform for many events on and off campus as part of our service to the university and to the community. This is one example of ways that our students regularly engage in HIGH IMPACT LEARNING activities in the arts.

Degrees Offered


  • University Band (MUS-103)
    • Marching Band
    • Concert Band
  • Pep Band (extra-curricular)
  • Jazz Band
    • Big Band (MUS-107-MM02)
    • *Combo (MUS-107-MM01)
  • Choirs
    • University Choir (MUS-102)
    • Sacred Choir (MUS-108)
    • *Chamber Singers (MUS-101)
  • String Ensemble (MUS-109)

*indicates an auditioned ensemble

SYO Summer Music Programs


Music Faculty

Shawn Royer, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Music and Theatre
Assistant Professor of Music
(317) 955-6649

Steffen Music Center, Room MB 9

Philip Kern, M.F.A.
Associate Professor of Music
(317) 955-6108
Steffen Music Center, Room MB 8

Paulo Castro, M.M.
Instructor of Music; Accompanist
(317) 955-6174
Steffen Music Center, Room MB 7

Contact Us

Marian University
3200 Cold Spring Road
Indianapolis, IN 46222-1997
(317) 955-6000

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