Undergraduate Music Programs

The Undergraduate Music Programs at Silver Lake College have outstanding merit and have received recognition from accrediting evaluators from NASM and from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Unique to the Undergraduate Music curriculum is a strong focus on Kodály pedagogy and the use of solfege that permeate the Comprehensive Musicianship courses, the Kodály Methodology courses, the Choral and Instrumental Ensembles, Applied Instrumental and Vocal instruction, as well as other courses. All full-time music faculty have been trained in Kodály Methodology.

The Music theory and history curriculum is also unique in that it integrates theory and history in 5 sequential semesters of Comprehensive Musicianship.

All music majors perform each semester in one or more choral and/or instrumental ensembles. Each major takes Applied instrumental or voice instruction (private lessons) each semester and each performs a Sophomore and a Senior recital.

Faces of Silver Lake - Tammy Reigel

Tammy Reigel is probably Silver Lake College’s biggest fan. A senior majoring in Choral and General Music Education, she is involved in programs and activities College wide, including every music ensemble the College offers. After she finishes her student teaching and graduates this fall, Tammy looks forward to teaching choir at the high school or college level, but leaving Silver Lake College will be bittersweet for her. “I don’t want to leave – I’ve had such a great experience.” Read more about Tammy here.

Undergraduate Offerings

Bachelor of Music in Music Education with emphasis in:

  • Choral Music

  • Choral & General (Kodály) Music

  • Instrumental Music

  • Instrumental & General (Kodály) Music

  • General (Kodály) Music

Bachelor of Music in Performance and Pedagogy with emphasis in:

  • Instrumental
  • Piano
  • Voice

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Music Minor

Undergraduate Certificates

  • Church Music
  • Piano Pedagogy

Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Arts in Music, and certificate programs are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).