Music Department

All Mount Mercy University students, regardless of major, have the opportunity to continue their musical growth and involvement through participation in choral or instrumental ensembles, applied private lessons, musical education offerings, and liturgical music. In addition, music scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $4,000 are available for choral, band, and show choir ensembles. You do not need to major in music to receive a music scholarship; the scholarships are open to all students.

We offer three music major degree options: BA in Music, BA in Music Education, and BA in Music Administration, as well as a music minor.

Graduates of Mount Mercy University have launched successful careers in music education, music administration, and other related fields. A music degree from Mount Mercy University can prepare you to work in many fields. For those who choose music as their career path, opportunities include:

Outstanding faculty and staff work with you to design a program that suits your needs.

The MMU Music Department is organizing a travel abroad experience to Ireland over spring break in 2021. Priority will be giving to music students, but additional seats will be available to non-music students based on their deposit date until all spots filled.

Attached for you to discuss with your family and relatives is the Ireland itinerary, price, payment schedule, list of inclusions, and “Individual Payment System” registration form.

If there is enough student interest following the March 2nd deposit payment deadline, university planned fundraisers will be implemented to help defray student cost. 

If you have any questions, please contact Steve Stickney, Director of Bands at

Mount Mercy University offers numerous ensembles for students:

See our ensembles in action! Find dates here »