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beyond the classroom

School of music

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Students work on a music project.

Experience that builds knowledge.

Learning also happens outside the classroom and beyond the books. Through the School of Music, you’ll have the opportunity to find jobs and internships, join student organizations, and learn through hands-on experiences.

Jobs and internships

Whether you’re looking for a part-time job on campus or a full-time job after graduation, we have lots of options.


Internships come in two flavors: paid and unpaid. Check out what’s available now, and look back often for more opportunities.


Student organizations

The American Choral Directors Association works to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, and advocacy.


Musica Facta is a performance ensemble that engages in the making of historical music with historically informed instruments and practice.


The Music Industry Association works to create support for the music industry program in the community through events, learning grants, and professional connections.


The purpose of the Music Therapy Club is to promote, foster, and advance the education and training of its student members.


The National Association for Music Educators works to further improve members’ music-educator skills.


Get together with like-minded students to promote the finest types of wind and percussion music through a variety of experiences.


This music fraternity works to promote musical and scholastic excellence through activities and community and departmental service.


Phis Mu Alpha Sinfonia develops the best and truest fraternal spirit, mutual welfare, and brotherhood of musical students while advancing music in America.


research opportunities

A chance to take your education further.

We’re committed to enriching your academic experience by providing enhanced opportunities for participation in the process of scholarly and creative exploration and discovery through University Research and Innovation.

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PFW students laughing over something they are viewing on their laptop computer.

living learning community

Live with other musicians. 

While some artists and musicians prefer solitude, some love to get together to share ideas and stories. If you’re the latter, joining the music living learning community may be just what you’re looking for. You’ll get to live with other music students and participate in networking opportunities.

Study Abroad

Let the world be your classroom.

Your college experience is special—and uniquely yours. Imagine enhancing it by taking your studies overseas. Living and learning in a different country will foster both your independence and your personal development. Through this experience, and the knowledge you’ll gain living like a local, you’ll emerge with a new perspective.

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Art exhibit on a study abroad trip.