Declaring the Music Major

Students interested in becoming a Music Major will complete the following steps in the Spring semester of their sophomore year.  An audition is not a requirement for declaring the major.  The New Music Major Welcome Meeting  is typically held in February and notification of the meeting is posted here and in the Music Studios Lobby.



A meeting for current Wesleyan sophomores preparing to declare the Music Major  


February 13, 2024
Music Studios 301
4:15 pm
Please register here to to attend the in person meeting.

To Become a Music Major:

  1. Attend the New Music Major Welcome Meeting - required paperwork and music advisor assignments will be available
  2. If you are not able to attend the meeting contact Sandy Brough (Music Studios 111 or email
  3. Fill out the In-House Concentration Form *

                           *All necessary paperwork is not available until the February Welcome Meeting*

                Please include on the form:

  • Music courses already taken - include the semester and the grade.
  • Project music courses you intend to take by using the 2024-2025 course lists provided.
  • Use the same lists to project for junior and senior year.
  • On the back side of the form include courses taken outside of Music. Include courses already taken and courses that you are currently taking. You do not need to project future courses here.
  • Indicate whether you are planning a senior project or Honors Thesis
    4. Make an appointment and meet with your assigned music advisor. 
    5. Have your music advisor sign the fully completed form*.
    6. Turn your In-House Concentration Form (signed only by you and your advisor) to MST 111.
    7. Request to become a Music Major in WesPortal Major Declaration.

You will receive formal notification if you have been approved as a Music Major by the faculty in March.

Please contact Sandy Brough with any questions.