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About this Department

Study music in an academically rich program, grounded in the liberal arts and elevated by inspiring artistry and a sense of camaraderie. Our program integrates performance, music education, technology, creativity, and scholarship, fostering an environment for students to broaden their musicianship within a supportive community of artist-scholars. Students pursue rigorous academic inquiry and extensive performance opportunities through our core curriculum, while three distinct bachelor’s degree programs support a wide variety of career options in music, including performance and K–12 music teacher certification.

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Rigorous Music Study

Grow as a musician under the close mentorship of a faculty of distinguished artist-teachers and scholars. Small classes are taught at the highest academic standards, while ensemble and private lessons ensure personal attention from musicians who perform regionally, nationally, and internationally.



Outside Opportunity

Connect beyond campus, through immersive experiences that support your musical goals. Our students perform at major venues like Lincoln Center, present research papers at academic conferences, and student-teach locally and globally. Students also refine their musical and professional goals through internships, study abroad, and independent study.

Future Success

Our graduates are performers, teachers, and scholars. They are recording engineers, stage managers, and music therapists. Some succeed in law or business. Others pursue advanced degrees at prestigious institutions. Our alumni pursue many paths, but they all graduate with a foundation for lifelong engagement with music.