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Musical Theology: 3 Gifts from My Wheaton Experience in the Conservatory of Music

Posted by Wesley Newton


The dean at the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, Dr. Michael Wilder, humorously proposed a “warning label” for our instrument cases: “Caution: Use of this instrument can lead to… a tendency to spend prolonged periods of time practicing alone in very small rooms...” With this warning, Dr. Wilder reminds us that being a music major entails years of solitary focus.

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Topics: Conservatory of Music

Why My Education in the Conservatory of Music Needs the Liberal Arts

Posted by Nicholas Muzik


Three years ago, I was sitting at the kitchen table, discussing college options with my parents. The previous year, I had decided that I wanted to study music composition, but I did not know how I wanted to obtain that degree. I was looking at two schools: Wheaton College and a state school about an hour and a half away from home. Both educations would challenge me as a composer. In different ways, both educations would confront me in my spiritual walk. Both educations would compel my complete dedication to music.

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Topics: Conservatory of Music