Music History and Literature

The Music History and Literature major in the Bachelor of Music degree is for students who would like concentrated study in diverse areas like traditions, styles, and cultural contexts of Western music and music of world cultures.  Areas of study include:

  • Applied Music
  • Theory
  • Musicology
  • Ethnomusicology

All students desiring to pursue a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, or Bachelor of Arts in Music degree must audition.  Music faculty review auditions for acceptance into each music degree program.

Graduates often continue their studies and research through graduate school.  Others have gone on to teach in various capacities.

The Bachelor of Music Education degree requires ensemble participation each semester. The Music School offers a variety of ensemble opportunities including Band, Choir, Early Music Ensemble, Handbells, Jazz, Opera Theater, Orchestra and Chamber Music. The School of Music presents more than 300 concerts every year.  

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