The B.Mus. degree allows you to focus primarily on music in a professional degree program that is founded upon principles of a liberal arts education.

You can major in performance, music education, theory, or composition. You can also pursue a jazz emphasis in performance or composition. About two thirds of your classes will be in music, including lessons, classes such as music theory and history, and ensembles, while non-music classes will comprise the remaining third of your studies. As a result, you will earn a well-rounded education along with musical instruction of the highest quality, preparing you well for the challenges and opportunities of life in the 21st century.

Creative Impulse

Whether you're passionate about music performance, educating musicians, music theory, or composition, the Bachelor of Music degree has a track that fits your creative impulses. Find out which track is right for you.

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World-Class Thinkers

In addition to your music courses, about one third of your courses will be in non-music areas in the college of liberal arts and sciences, sharpening your reading, writing, and critical thinking skills essential for any successful musician. Learn more about conservatory courses.


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Distinguished Faculty

As a strictly undergraduate institution, you'll work one-on-one with our notable faculty without having to compete with graduate students for faculty time, allowing you to reach your musical and intellectual potential. Get to know the faculty.


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