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As a music major, you’ll carry the study of music to an advanced level through the integration of performance, history, music theory and composition. Whether oriented toward eventual graduate or professional work in music or a more general approach, you can choose among courses from medieval chant to hip-hop, from classical-era European music to the musics of Latin America and Africa, from electroacoustic music to musical systems from around the globe. We also offer opportunities for performers through individual instruction in piano, violin, voice, percussion and other instruments, as well as through participation in our diverse instrumental ensembles.

Sample Courses

  • Hip Hop from a Global Perspective
  • Thinking with Music
  • Bach and Handel
  • Computers in Music Performance

Students went off to

  • Attend law school at the University of Chicago
  • Be design principal for Studio Gang Architects
  • Be director of choral music at the University of Virginia