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Music students at UD

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The School of Music offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Music provides students an opportunity to synthesize intensive study of music with a liberal arts education applicable to a variety of career interests. The program includes training in music theory, music history/literature, performance ensembles and applied music. Rigorous coursework in music is balanced by significant opportunities for training, research and development in other academic areas. This program is particularly well suited to students with broad ranging artistic and academic interests, and who wish to utilize their music education to advance their careers in unique directions.

Students in this major are talented musicians who thrive in a musical environment while seeking  other academic interests and career opportunities. This program is ideal for those students wishing to pursue a dual degree, a double major or a music major with a non-music minor.

 

RELATED MAJORS

Music Composition

Applied Music

Music Education

Music History and Literature

Music Management

Music Theory

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Music Theory
  • Aural Skills
  • Music History
  • Keyboard Skills
  • Private Weekly Instrumental or Vocal Lessons
  • Large Ensembles (Instrumental and Choral)
  • Chamber Music

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Arts Administrator
  • Arts Management (Nonprofit and For-profit)
  • Curator/Librarian
  • Music Educator
  • Fundraiser/Grant Writer
  • Musical Instrument Company Associate/Builder
  • Media Development and Marketing
  • Music Publishing
  • Music School Administrator
  • Music Therapist
  • Sound Engineer
  • Vocational Performance

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Arts Administration
  • Music Performance
  • Music Education
  • Musicology
  • Music Theory
  • Music Therapy


RELATED DEGREE PROGRAMS

  • Business Management
  • Law
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Medicine

What’s special about this program?

This major can be personalized to fit the academic and professional pursuits of each student, individualized to incorporate minors, Honors Degrees, Degrees with Distinction, Service-Learning, study abroad and research. We maintain a low student-to-faculty ratio and small classes, providing access to a passionate, invested and highly accomplished faculty comprised of professionally active performers, composers, educators, theorists and musicologists.  The study of music at Delaware is enriched by nearly 300 performances each year by faculty, students, ensembles and guest artists. Additionally, the vast musical resources of Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and New York City are easily accessible to our majors.

Get Involved

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Xi Mu Chapter)

Sigma Alpha Iota (Eto Rho Chapter)

National Association for Music Education (NAfME)

American Choral Directors Association (ACDA)

The Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI)

American String Teachers Association (ASTA)

The Jazz Educators and Performers Association (JEPA)
Music Management Student Association (MMSA)

College Music Society (UD Student Chapter)

Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic

American Musicological Society, Mid-Atlantic Chapter

A cappella and other musical groups

Nationally Connected Organizations

Ensemble Opportunities

Sample curriculum

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

MATH113

Contemporary Mathematics or higher

 

MUSC100

 

Recital Attendance

MUSC153/154

 

Private Study

 

MUSC175

 

Class Piano I

MUSC185/186

Aural Skills I/II

MUSC195

 

Harmony I

UNIV101 

 

First Year Experience
Ensemble Participation (Varied)

 

 

University Breadth Requirements

 

 

MUSC100

Recital Attendance

 

MUSC196/295

 

Harmony II & Adv. Harmony I

MUSC211/311

 

Music, History, and Ideas & Music History: 400–1600
MUSC253/254

Private Study

 

MUSC285/286

Adv. Aural Skills I & Adv. Aural Skills II

 

University Breadth Requirement

 

 

Foreign Language Requirement

XX105/XX106

 

MUSC296

Harmony IV

 

MUSC312/313

Music History: 1600-1827 & Music History: 1827 to the Present

 

Foreign Language Requirement

XX107

 

Elective Courses

 

 

University Breadth Requirement

Second Writing Requirement

 

Multicultural Requirement  
MUSC499

Music Portfolio Capstone Project (Capstone Requirement)

 

Discovery Learning Experience Requirement

 

 
University Breadth Requirements
            
 

Elective Courses

 

 

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