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Whether you're planning to major in music or just want to keep performing during your college career, the NNU Music Department provides opportunities for musical growth and fulfillment. Along with our outstanding majors, we have nine active ensembles featuring hundreds of NNU students; including both music and non-music majors.
The Department of Music program at Northwest Nazarene University offers an immersive and rich experience that will challenge you to standards of artistic excellence in music education, performance, technology/industry, theory/composition, and worship leadership. By embracing the biblical commands to make music with both heart and skill, we invite you into this lifelong endeavor to engage your whole person.
Whether you are looking for a career or are just wanting to pursue your passion, the NNU Music Department offers challenging classes, private lessons, outstanding performance opportunities in award-winning ensembles and hands-on experiences engaging with music professionals.
NNU’s outstanding music faculty are music professionals and dedicated educators who are experienced in producing musicians who know and care deeply about music, teaching you how to invest your gifts in the broader Kingdom of Christ. Professors will walk side-by-side with you, empowering you to emerge from our programs with competitive skills in your craft partnered with a deeply grounded faith.
NNU offers majors and minors in the following fields:
There are also performance opportunities in a variety of ensembles including choirs, band, orchestra and jazz.
There are multiple scholarships available to you through the Department of Music which are available for both majors and non-majors. The amount varies depending on ability, need, and the number of ensembles in which you will participate. You can schedule a time to meet with NNU music professors on the NNU campus or during one of our concert trips in the region.
Call the music department at (208) 467-8413 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition time.
If you are unable to perform in a live audition, you may submit a recording of yourself. Please email the recording or link to the email address above, or mail a DVD or CD to: NNU Department of Music, 623 S. University Blvd., Nampa, ID 83686.
NNU is joining the ranks of an extremely elite group of colleges, universities and music conservatories as an All Steinway School.
Steinway's name is synonymous with quality and excellence. By receiving the designation of an All Steinway School, the excellence of NNU’s music program will be amplified throughout the Northwest and across America. NNU will be the smallest university in the country to receive this designation!
Dean, College of Arts and Humanities
Chair of Music