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Why Study General Music at Madonna University?

  • Course of study with options built into the degree
  • You love music but don’t want to teach or perform
  • Great foundation for those preparing for graduate school in other fields of study, such as library science or music therapy
  • Small class sizes equal more specialized attention and time devoted to you
  • State-of-the-art music technology lab for composing, recording, arranging, and editing
  • Excellent vocal and instrumental ensemble opportunities for the non-performing major

The General Music concentration, another of our popular music Bachelor of Arts degrees, appeals to the lover of music who desires a course of study with several course choices. The program is tailored to those who are fascinated by the study of music with a personal approach, and is attractive to those with a love of music who do not intend to pursue music as a career. Many of those who graduate with this degree intend to teach in a private studio, or enter graduate school with this concentration as a strong undergraduate foundation.

Career Opportunities      Employers of Alumni
Private Studio Instructor   St. Joseph Church, Ann Arbor, MI
Graduate School Preparation   St. Peter and Paul Vocal Soloist
Music Librarian (requires masters)   Washtenaw Community College
Music Therapy (requires additional course work)   Tutor Time
    Private Studio Teaching
Hannah Sabol Pearson

Hannah Sabol Pearson,

Why did you choose Madonna University?
I chose Madonna university because it was a private university whose values and standards resembled my own personal values. It also helped that my older sister attended Madonna as well!

What do you think makes the experience and education at Madonna special?
I think that the close-knit music department and all of the faculty there made my education at Madonna so special. Being able to really connect with your professors and mentors makes the whole experience so memorable.

What have you been doing since graduation, career wise? (graduate school, employer?)
Since graduation I have been working in member services at DFCU Financial, a credit union in the metro Detroit area. I have also been teaching private piano lessons.

How has your Madonna degree played a role in your current position?
My experience at Madonna provided me with the ability to embrace change and challenge myself to reach higher goals. It has also given me the tools I need to successfully train my students in the area of music.

What has been your most rewarding professional or personal experience since graduating?
My most rewarding experiences since graduating have been: teaching my students - each one is so different and brings a fresh, new and challenging twist to teaching; and getting married! Going through life with your best friend is so rewarding.