Tell School of Music


Would you like to know more about what is possible for YOUR future at Millersville University? We offer three unique degree programs in Music Education, Music Industry, Bachelor of Arts in Music (General or Performance concentration) as well as certificate programs. You can also have the option of being a dual major with any of our programs.

Our music program nurtures the musician in you and provides a place where you can play in many ensembles, be a part of student organizations, yet learn skills that help you succeed in the workforce. We think "Future Forward" as we craft innovative programs that give our graduates a competitive edge in the world of the music industry and field of music education.

Visit our Degree Overview Page to learn more! 

Join an ensemble in 2022!

The Tell School offers dozens of ensembles open to students from all across campus, including bands (Concert Band, Wind Ensemble), choirs (University Choir, Women's Choir, Chorale), jazz groups (Jazz Ensemble), orchestra, commercial ensembles (Commercial Lab Band, Commercial Ensembles) and more! Auditions are generally in the first week of classes, but some ensembles are open with no audition required. Visit our "Ensembles" page below for contact information for individual ensembles.

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Recruitment events 2022-2023!

Celebrate String - Friday, January 20th, 2023

Celebrate Strings Registration!

Join us to learn more about the Tell School of Music at Millersville University through workshops, facility tours, question and answer sessions, scholarship opportunities, and a performance by Grammy Award Winning Harlem Quartet this winter!  What you can expect at Celebrate Strings:

  • Workshops with MU String Faculty;
  • Tour Winter Visual & Performing Arts Center;
  • Q&A Session with Artists, Harlem Quartet;
  • Pre-concert reception;
  • Performance by Grammy Award-Winning Harlem Quartet!



Career Ready in Music Education - Thursday, March 16th, 2023

Career Ready in Music Education Registration!

Join us and learn how we prepare you to be a music educator who is career ready. Talk to future music educators, participate in classes and ensembles, and take a tour of the Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center and our state-of-the-art sound recording studios. 

  • Gain valuable career-ready teaching skills in the K-12 classroom through field experiences and student teaching placements
  • Participate in a variety of vocal and instrumental ensembles, including commercial groups.
  • Study with internationally recognized music education and music theory faculty with extensive publication records in music education and music theory
  • Distinguish your job and employability credentials with certificates in Technology, Kodály Studies, and Modern Band.
  • Apply for scholarships in music education as well as scholarships for dual majors in performance and music education



Unmask the World of Music Business Technology - Thursday, March 30th, 2023


Music professionals will discuss their careers and how to best prepare for the careers in each of their music fields. This is a great opportunity for you and your parents to ask questions to those who are working in this exciting field!

You will have the opportunity to take multiple mini-workshops in music recording, music production, music business, and live audio. You will have the opportunity to record a live band and edit music using the latest technology. Business workshops will address topics such as copyright law, touring, performing rights, entrepreneurship and marketing your band!

You will have the opportunity to learn how to create music portfolios for college admission and how to showcase your creativity in music technology, music business and performance. Successfully interviewing and auditioning for the music program will also be discussed!

News and Announcements

exciting new certificate programs available at the tell school of music

The Tell School of Music was approved to be the first and only universities in the region to offer undergraduate certificates in Kodály, Technology in Music Education, and Modern Band Applications. These programs are designed for our Music Education majors to add 21st century marketable credentials to their degree programs. Technology Certificate students will study in our world-class Music Industry facilities with our renowned Industry faculty. Kodály Certificate students will study with our internationally-renowned experts in the Kodály concept of Music Education. Modern Band Applications Certificate students dive into the world of teaching and playing innovative popular music being implemented around the country to meet the needs of the students of today.

For more information on our Certificate programs, including contact information, click on this link to our Degree and Certificate Programs Page.

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