Trine Adds Music Major

December 13th, 2012

News Coverage:

Angola, Ind. -- Trine University has hit a high note by adding a major in music option for those earning a Bachelor of Science degree.

The new four-year degree option is intended to provide students with a personalized learning environment and to foster experiences in the performance, understanding and appreciation of the discipline and art of music.

Music and an outside minor is designed to provide students with an opportunity for training in the areas of performance, musicology, music theory and the outside field of a student's choice as it relates to music. Students earning a major in music will gain a foundation of musicianship through a program of study, and enhance their musical skills through private instruction and by performing in large and small ensembles.

"We're excited to offer this new degree that will prepare students for a career in music, or for graduate study," said Mark Kays, chairman of the Department of Music. "This degree will afford graduates many opportunities in the performing arts field."

To aid this mission, Trine's music program features a variety of ensembles and scholarships. Instrumental offerings include marching band, wind ensemble, two jazz bands, Jazz Combo, Orchestra, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble and Woodwind Ensemble. Vocal options include University Choir, Music Theater and Opera Ensemble, and Choral Concourse.

Scholarships valued at $2,000 annually are available to select students planning to major in music. Also available are Music Activity Scholarships from $500 to $1,500 annually. These scholarships are awarded for performing in one of Trine's ensembles (marching band, instrumental ensembles and vocal ensembles).

Students interested in the major in music are invited to visit campus and meet with music faculty. To arrange a visit, call 800-347-4878 or visit

For more information about Trine's major in music, visit

Trine University, an internationally recognized, private, co-educational, residential institution, offers associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees in programs to students in engineering, mathematics, science, informatics, business, teacher education, communication, criminal justice, golf management, social sciences, and various other fields of study. Trine is a member of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association and offers 21 varsity sports. Its golf program includes the university-owned 18-hole championship Zollner Golf Course. Founded in 1884 and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Trine operates a 450-acre main campus in Angola, Ind., and education resource centers throughout Indiana, Michigan and Ohio.

Source: Trine University