As a music major, your performances will be enriched by a broad liberal arts education and the close study of music theory, history, and literature. 

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) major (or minor) in music has three tracks:

  • Music
  • Music composition
  • Music history and culture

As a music major, you will complete a capstone experience in your senior year. 

Performance ensembles

Join a vibrant and challenging ensemble. Ensembles meet three or four times per week on a semester schedule.

  • Concert Choir
  • Chamber Singers
  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Wind Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Steel Drum Ensembles

Additional chamber ensembles may include string quartets, brass quintets, woodwind quintets, new music and percussion ensembles, or vocal collegium. 

Studio lessons

Studio lessons are taught by professional faculty members who specialize in the instrument or performance style specific to your interest(s). Lessons are required for music majors and scholarship recipients and are open to all qualified student musicians. Jury performances may be required for students enrolled in studio lessons.

Music scholarships and awards

Music scholarships range from $1,000 to $5,000 annually and are awarded in addition to other scholarships, increasing the total assistance package. Music scholarships are available to all qualified students, whether or not you major or minor in music. All music scholarships and awards require you to participate in at least one major ensemble on your primary instrument.