Music Department FAQs

This FAQ will answer many standard questions.  The Music Department has many unique offerings.  If you are interested in Music we strongly encourage you to stop by the Music Department Office to get a more detailed picture of the program.

Applying to Wesleyan

Music Major & Courses

Private Lessons


  • 1. How does a student go about joining an ensemble?
    Auditions for all ensembles are held at the beginning of each semester.  Most ensemble auditions are held during the first class.  Please check the Music Studios bulletin board or WesMaps for additional audition information.
  • 2. May I participate in more than one ensemble?
    Yes.  Students may participate in more than one ensemble per semester.
  • 3. Are all ensembles offered every semester?
    No.  Students should check WesMaps to determine which ensembles will be offered in a particular semester.
  • 4. Are ensembles offered for credit?
    Yes.  Students may participate in ensembles for credit.  Please note that as a non- major you may receive credit for four semesters of the same ensemble, two of which may be graded.  You may take additional semesters of the same ensemble, but they will show on your transcript with the designation of AUDIT.  Music majors may count two semesters of the same ensemble towards the four performance credits required for the music major.