Marquette University offers a variety of ways for musically talented students to continue to practice and perform while in college. The vocal and instrumental performance groups are listed in the Timetable of Classes as zero-credit courses. This means that if you participate in one of these groups, your participation will be listed on your academic transcript if you register for it and you may be able to waive your Fine Arts requirement, depending on the college of your enrollment.


The various ensembles are also available for enrollment for one credit per semester as a part of the new music minor program. Check out our instrumental groups webpage to see which group is right for you. Further information about the music minor can be found on our music minor webpage.

Involvement for Non-Musicians

If you're a student who has an interest in music, consider taking a music appreciation course or our Carillon Discovery Course. You do not need to play an instrument to get involved with music at Marquette!

Upcoming Concerts

Visit our performances webpage to see our upcoming concert dates and attend one of our performances.

COVID mitigation strategies for Academic Year 2020-2021

  • Rehearsals will be in chamber music groups of not more than 8 people plus director to de-densify rehearsals, held socially distant in the Varsity Theatre
  • Bell covers, flute shields and Win-d-Fenders to be used by all wind players. The band program is supplying the bell covers.
  • Percussionists are to use their own sticks as much as possible.
  • Wipe down any shared items (Music stands, large mallets, etc.) PRIOR to use with wipes that we will provide.
  • Maintain social distancing in rehearsals.
  • Wear a mask (with a slit cut into it if a wind player) for rehearsals. If you are a wind player, practice putting your mouthpiece into your mouth with the mask on!
  • Puppy Pads for spit valves, provided by the band program. Get one as you enter each rehearsal, dispose of it as you leave.