In keeping with Mount Mary University’s mission, the School of Arts and Design provides music, movement and dance courses as a component of the Fine Arts core by contributing to the framework of the liberal arts education and career preparation of the students. The School offers a minor in Multidisciplinary Arts as well as courses in music, movement and dance that fulfill fine arts core requirements. Students may explore topics in music, movement and dance through introductory survey courses, private and group instruction.

Music Events

Each year, Mount Mary hosts several musical events on campus such as:

  • spring and fall music concerts
  • faculty and guest artist concerts
  • student recitals
  • on-campus piano and instrumental auditions for area music organizations

For a complete list of upcoming events, see the University’s event calendar.

Music Ensembles

Music ensembles are open to all Mount Mary students, faculty, administrators and staff, as well as to community members for credit or non-credit. Participation in the chorus or gospel choir may count as 2 credits toward fulfilling the fine arts core requirements. Learn more about music courses offered for credit in the Undergraduate Bulletin (PDF)

Ensembles rehearse one evening each week and perform for campus and community events.

  • Gospel Choir—This all-female group joins voices in a chorus that exemplifies a truly American tradition. No audition is required. Contact Debra Duff for more information.

Music Lessons

Private instruction in piano and guitar are offered every semester and may be repeated. An hour lesson signifies one credit. Lesson fee in addition to tuition for private instruction. Tuition discounts are not applicable. Consult the Undergraduate Bulletin (PDF) for details on group and private lesson courses. For information about guitar or piano lesson courses, contact Barbara Henry.

Orff Schulwerk Teacher Training Program

Since 1984 Mount Mary has offered a music training program in Orff-Schulwerk for music specialists, music therapists, teachers, church musicians and independent music teachers. Course content follows the guidelines of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association (AOSA) for Teacher Training Courses. The courses are delivered through a minimum four-hour workshop each semester through the Greater Milwaukee Orff Dimensions Chapter of the American Orff-Schulwerk Association.

Contact Barbara Henry for more information.

Movement and Dance Courses

Several introductory courses are offered each semester. All skill levels and majors encouraged to join:

  • yoga, fitness, wellness, Pilates, strength training
  • modern dance, dance in film, community dance, dance composition


Mount Mary University music faculty encourage you to explore your musical talents and interests through music ensembles, events, classes and other programs on campus. Meet all the faculty.