They put us in the top 100 music programs in the country.
Our program is unique in that it takes you beyond the Western European art tradition to the appreciation of music as a worldwide phenomenon — a creation of all cultures and civilizations on both the folk and art levels.
Focus on performance or musicology
Does the stage beckon? Or do you envision yourself more as a scholar on the subject? Our program is flexible, so you can channel your natural aptitude in the direction you want it to go. Whichever direction you choose, you’ll be part of a dynamic program that lives within a liberal arts curriculum.
Possible career roles for you in the future? Think about: performer, composer, music publisher, music critic or journalist, teacher, curator, and librarian. A degree in music has a definite practical side.
Choose your instrument
If performance is your calling, we’ll urge you to take private instruction on an instrument or in voice — you’ll be glad you did when it’s time for your senior year recital! We’ve all heard the old anecdote: A man on a busy New York street asks the legendary violinist, “Could you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall?” “Practice,” is the maestro’s immediate reply. He wasn’t kidding.