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Department of Music

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About the department

Students enrolled in the VCUarts Department of Music pursue studies as music educators, instrumental soloists, opera singers, chamber musicians and more. VCUarts Music has great opportunities for you whether you want to hone your skills on a specific instrument, learn the best techniques for teaching tomorrow’s musicians, collaborate with other great chamber or jazz musicians or make music a foundation for other career goals.


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Bachelor of Music in Performance Degrees

VCUarts offers programs for musicians in a number of concentrations including guitar, jazz studies, piano, strings, winds, percussion, and voice.

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Bachelor of Music in Music Education

Study music education and prepare to be an instructor in either voice/choral or instrumental concentrations.

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BA in Music

The Bachelor of Arts in Music allows students to combine music with other areas of study. Students learn basic theory, aural skills, applied performance, history and more.

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Music Minor

Any VCU student may apply to minor in music.

Experience VCUarts Music

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Admissions and Audition Information

Learn more about the audition process and connect with us for a virtual visit.

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Concerts and Events

Join us for upcoming concerts and events.

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The faculty of the Department of Music are made up of internationally-recognized performers, composers, scholars and directors.


Explore our VCUarts Music ensembles.

Student and faculty ensembles are made up of musicians from several musical styles and disciplines. They perform on campus, and at local and national venues.

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