Secondary Major in Music

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The Secondary Major in Instrumental Performance or Keyboard Performance allows advanced instrumental players (piano, organ, winds, brass, strings, or percussion) to continue their interest in music performance while pursuing another academic career path. The secondary major is differentiated from a music major in that academic music requirements (music theory, music history, etc.) are substantially reduced while retaining regular private instruction, participation in ensembles and chamber music, and the performance of a formal recital in the senior year.

Through this secondary major option, upon graduation, a student earns one baccalaureate degree in an area other than music. Although that student will not be awarded a second degree in music, the student's transcript will reflect that he or she has earned a Secondary Major in Instrumental or Keyboard Performance. An audition is required for acceptance into the Secondary Major.

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