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Why Study Music at SVSU?

Saginaw Valley State University offers unique opportunities for students majoring in music or music education, including:

  • Financial value:  lowest tuition of any Michigan state university
  • Scholarships available specifically for music and music education students
  • All courses are taught by faculty (no TAs)
  • Extensive performing opportunities for undergraduates
  • Advising by full-time music faculty
  • Personal attention, small class sizes
  • State-of-the-art music technology lab
  • Music education faculty that are also active as directors/performers
  • World-class recital hall

 Additionally, we have had graduates continue with their studies at the masters and doctoral level at such institutions as Roosevelt University, University of Wisconsin (Madison) , Rutgers University, and the University of North Texas. Currently, we have recent graduates teaching music at the following schools or districts:

  • Courtney Vanderveen (Ogemaw Heights)
  • Brandon Jerashen (Tawas Area Public Schools)
  • Emerald Joiner (Bay City Public Schools)
  • Nathan Swain (St. Charles Public Schools)
  • Ellie Frazier (Notre Dame Prep Marist Academy)
  • Nicholas Remesz (Durand Public Schools)
  • Chelsea Lagalo (Merrill Public Schools)
  • Aaron Aikens (Unionville-Sebewaing Area Schools)
  • Katelyn (Coulouris) Aikens (Unionville-Sebewaing Area Schools)
  • Scott Tuttle (Carrollton Public Schools)
  • Vanessa Newman-Witham (Clio Area Schools)
  • Bethany Britt (Brighton Area Schools)
  • Nicholas Chernich (Ogemaw Heights High School)
  • Dustin Vanderveer (Bay City Public Schools)
  • Jeremiah Kraniak (Saginaw Choral Society)
  • Drew Parent (University of Toledo)
  • Kelsey Hathaway (Midland Public Schools)
  • Matt Corrigan (Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy - Saginaw Public Schools)
  • Steve Rodriguez (Saginaw Township Schools)
  • Emily Simmermacher (Saginaw Township Schools)
  • Ellen Goff (St. Thomas Aquinas - Saginaw Area Catholic Schools)
  • Donovan Tear (Holly Public Schools)
  • Shana (Hiser) Betrus (Cadillac Public Schools)
  • Brandon Deike (Forest Area Community Schools)
  • Bradley Fergin (Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy)
  • Michael Richards (Vassar Public Schools)
  • Emily (Zollinger) Williamson (Carrollton Public Schools)
  • Sarah (Bernia) Turschak (St. Anthony School of Milwaukee)