A major in music includes learning the history of music, all about the different types of music, and performing music.

For this major you’ll take lots of music classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in music.

Sample Courses

Music Courses:

  • Music Theory
  • Piano Class
  • Music Technology
  • Songwriting
  • Aural Perception
  • Class Instruction in Guitar
  • Class Instruction in Voice
  • German and French Diction for Singers
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Music Composition
  • Music Publishing with Computers
  • Marching Band
  • Orchestra
  • Musical Theater
  • Opera Theater
  • Music Theory
  • Score Reading
  • Orchestration
  • Electro Acoustic Composition
  • Performance Media
  • Music History
  • Conducting
  • Music in World Cultures
  • Music Education
  • Music Performance

General Curriculum Requirements:

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology