Students in the music program may pursue a Bachelor of Music, a combined Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education degree, or our World Sound Arts Certificate. All areas of the music program train students in theory, music history, and aural skills preparing them for careers in the music of fine arts industries.
Students may choose areas of speciality throughout the music program in order to tailor their degree to their interests:
The academic study of music explores the significance of music as an art and practice in human societies. Students will examine the structures and modes of music, as well as the cultural and historical significance of music around the world. Self directed research in this program may include music history, theory, ethnomusicology, cultural studies or composition.
The composition and sonic arts program encourages students to explore multiple modes of composition and sound creation, and emphasizes a wide view of contemporary music, including not only traditional acoustic approaches, but also those involving sophisticated uses of technology, interactive media, improvisation, installation, acousmatic sound and spatialization, and collaborative approaches.
There are many kinds of performance for students to specialize in, including keyboard, strings, voice, winds and percussion. Each specialization offers one-on-one lessons, masterclasses, and exposure to visiting artists, all while preparing students for professional careers in performance.