Engage Your Love of Music, and Develop a Voice to Express It
Music thrives as a performance and cultural practice in the U.S. and abroad. The Bachelor of Arts in Music is a dynamic program for the study of music within a liberal arts curriculum. The B.A. program is distinctive in its treatment of music as a worldwide performance and cultural phenomenon, offering students the opportunity to define their degree track with courses and performance ensembles that meet and enhance their interests in music. The program is flexible, allowing students to focus on performance or musicology.
What Does Music Mean to You?
Are you writing songs to reach people? Does the stage beckon? Can you be a great session player? Or do you envision yourself as a scholar of music? Our program meets you at your goals and aspires to pique your interests further and develop your capabilities. You will be guided and encouraged to channel your musical aptitude in a chosen direction and provided the enrichment of a liberal arts curriculum.
Our graduates have pursued careers as performers, studio musicians, composers, music publishers, music critics and journalists, educators, curators, and librarians. A degree in music has practical applications that support your love of listening, composing, and performing.
Engage With Professionals
The professors and instructors in our department are more than teachers. They are current performers, composers, and scholars of music who are acknowledged by their peers. As such, students get access to both theory and practice in preparation for prospective career opportunities. Our music instructors collaborate closely with our students. Educators take time, both in and out of the classroom, to get to know students to provide useful guidance and support.
Join Our Creative Community
Our course offerings are intended to engage every students’ desire to explore and learn about music. Because music is a social practice that creates community, we foster an environment for students to play and create outside of class requirements. Our Music majors start bands, get booked to play shows by Music Industry majors, and collaborate with Music and Sound Recording majors to make recordings. On or off campus, every student is supported and encouraged by the University’s music department.
- Marching Band
- Concert Band
- Jazz Band
- Brass Ensemble
- Percussion & Chamber Ensemble
- African Drumming
- Brazilian Drumming
- Groove Haven R&B Revue