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Music BA

Bachelor of Arts in Music

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About the Program

In the Bachelor of Arts program you can combine music with other areas of study. The degree program includes courses in music theory, aural skills, applied study of your primary instrument and electives in an area of interest. At the center of the instructional program for this degree are courses in performance (applied lessons, masterclasses and ensembles); musicianship skills and analysis (music theory, aural skills, keyboard skills and conducting); and history and repertoire.

You’ll be taught by faculty who are leaders in their fields, and have regular access to acclaimed visiting artists who come here for concerts, masterclasses and clinics.

Some classes you might take in this major:

  • Introduction to World Musical Styles
  • Survey of the Music Industry
  • Woodwind Ensemble
  • Music History
  • Jazz Orchestra

Our alumni are:

  • Solo and orchestral performers
  • Composers and arrangers
  • Band, orchestra and choir directors
  • Music entrepreneurs
  • Performing arts administrators
music student singing on stage