Music

Music is a huge part of our history and heritage. You will know you’re home when bagpipes give you goosebumps and you can sing ‘A Flame of White and Crimson’  from memory.

Henry Thoreau wrote that “music is the sound of circulation in nature’s veins.” If you feel the same — that music is part of us, part of what makes life vital, rich and meaningful — then our department will feel like home.

Monmouth is alive with music

Our annual “Christmas at Monmouth” concert, jamming in the stands with our Fighting Scots Marching Band or hearing bagpipes at every event — our campus is alive with music all school year. 

Our students participate in top-notch ensembles, study with experts in their fields and take classes to deepen their knowledge of music. Our music opportunities are open to all students regardless of whether they major in music.

Receive excellent instruction with a great deal of individual attention from our experienced and dynamic faculty. Students can choose between a general music major, a music major with performance emphasis and a music major with Pre K-12 teacher licensure. 

Music News

  • 2025 Admiral?s and Goldsborough Scholars

    Episode 23: March 12, 2021

    Meet Class of 2025 Admiral’s and Goldsborough scholars: Emily Canterbury of Orion, Illinois (1:43) and Ilese Rodeffer of Bushnell, Illinois (6:59); and Godlsborough Scholars Michelle Gutierrez of Chicago (14:11) and Emma Romano of Wilmington, Illinois (19:10).
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  • Monmouth ‘Just Felt Like Home’

    Goldsborough Scholar Emma Romano plans to combine business major with her passion for music.
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  • Pursuing Her Passions

    Hannah Decker ’21 able to be involved heavily in music while also studying psychology, classics.
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