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Bachelors of Arts in Music

Bachelors of Arts in Music

  • QS World University Rankings
    21
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
The major carries the study of music to an advanced level through the integration of scholarship and performance, involving close engagement with the creation and reception of music across an array of historical, theoretical, and cultural contexts. It is designed to accommodate both students who are oriented toward eventual graduate or professional work in music and those who wish to take a more general approach, often in conjunction with a major in another department. Incoming students who intend to major in music should schedule a Pre-Major Advising Consultation during Orientation Week by signing up at the Arts & Science Open House or by emailing the Director of Undergraduate Studies. At this consultation, students will discuss their musical background and demonstrate their level of experience with theory and performance. Students who decide to pursue the music major after their Freshman Year should contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies to devise a program of study. All potential majors are strongly encouraged to enroll in MUSIC 1101 - Elements of Music in the Fall semester of their Freshman Year and MUSIC 2201 - Introduction to Music Studies in the Spring. This will maximize flexibility in scheduling the remaining Core Curriculum courses and electives.