The bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree program in music is particularly appropriate for students who desire the challenge of an enriched program of intellectual stimulation.
The program offers you the opportunity to work extensively in music while devoting more time to liberal arts studies than is possible in our programs leading to the bachelor of music degree. While studying in the B.A. in music program, students may choose a course of primary applied study on their instrument or voice in either the classical or jazz/commercial music tradition.
Many B.A. in music students pursue minors and double majors, which can help prepare you for a variety of careers. For example, combining the B.A. in music and the jazz studies minor allows you to prepare for work in jazz and commercial music. Other B.A. in music students have pursued double majors and/or minors in music history, broadcast and digital journalism, psychology, and political science.
Our alumni have gone on to pursue graduate study and careers in such areas as musicology, music theory, business, law, and arts administration.