After Graduation

Our graduates perform with major opera companies, pursue graduate degrees at high-caliber institutions and direct music programs at churches or in schools. In fact, 95% of our students who complete music education degrees go on to teaching positions after graduation.

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By growing as a musician, you will prepare yourself for any job that requires creativity, discipline, critical thinking and teamwork.

So... What Can you do with a music degree?

Our answer: Just about anything.

At Hope, we offer a robust, student-focused music curriculum in the context of a liberal arts program of recognized excellence. We believe that a well-rounded educational experience equips you to live in a global society wherever you are called. Graduates from the music department are prepared to be critical thinkers and problem solvers — on the stage and off.

Our alumni perform with orchestras and opera companies; teach music at all levels, from early childhood to university; run their own recording studios; work in arts administration; lead worship. They have also gone on to medical school, law school, seminary, the Peace Corps, careers in business and occupational therapy. By growing as a musician, you will prepare yourself for any job that requires creativity, discipline, critical thinking and teamwork.

Here at Hope, we will help you discover your passion, fine-tune your skills and prepare you to contribute to a world that needs music!

Alumni

You can find our alumni all over the world doing all sorts of things:

  • Performing with Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Touring with Barrage 8
  • Serving in churches across the nation as organists, choir directors, pastors and administrators
  • Working at law firms
  • Deputy Director at the International Opera Studio, Switzerland
  • Teaching in public and private schools across the U.S.
  • Director for Stage Technologies
  • Performing in the symphony