The Department of Music of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts comprises a community of faculty and students from more than a dozen countries around the world. Our students receive personal attention from an excellent faculty of professional musicians, innovative educators, cutting-edge scholars, and active composers.

Whether you are preparing to play in a major symphony orchestra, tour the world as a jazz musician, run a high school music program, or compose your own magnum opus, we have the program for you!

All students are required to apply to the university. In addition, all prospective music students must complete an audition.

Undergraduate Degrees

Bachelor of Arts in Music

This degree provides a broad training in performance and musicianship and allows the student to tailor their degree for their future endeavors.

Bachelor of Music

The Bachelor of Music degree is a professional undergraduate degree that offers rigorous musical training and prepares students for a career in performance or composition.

Degree requirements for concentrations in:

Bachelor of Music Education

The Bachelor of Music Education degree prepares the student to teach music in the K-12 classroom and leads to state licensure in education.

Degree requirements for:

Graduate Degrees

For graduate students, we offer the Master of Music degree in performance or composition.

Diploma Programs

Students may also choose to complete one of our diploma programs: Artist Diploma (graduate) or Performer Diploma (undergraduate).