Bachelor of Arts in Music

General

Program Description

The Department of Music offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees. The Bachelor of Arts in Music provides broad coverage of music combined with a liberal arts education applicable to a variety of career interests. It is structured to provide broad coverage of music theory, music history/literature, and applied music combined with a liberal arts education applicable to a variety of career interests. Many students in this major are talented musicians who have studied an instrument extensively during their high school years and wish to continue their musical studies while exploring other academic and career interests. 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.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Music theory, aural skills, and music history core sequences
  • Class piano
  • Private weekly instrumental or vocal lessons
  • Ensemble participation

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Arts administrator/arts management, including box office, concert series, programming house manager
  • Curator/Librarian
  • Educator (K-12, college, university, conservatory, religious organization, private studio)
  • Fundraiser/Grant writer
  • Graduate programs in business, music performance, law, and medicine
  • Instrument builder, design, apprenticeship program
  • Media development and marketing
  • Music publishing
  • Music school administrator
  • Music therapist
  • Non-profit or for-profit, arts management
  • Sound engineer
  • Vocational performance

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 (N.A.f.M.E.) American Choral Directors Association (A.C.D.A.) The Society of Composers, Inc. (S.C.I.), American String Teachers Association (A.S.T.A.) The Jazz Educators and Performers Association (J.E.P.A.) Music & Entertainment Industry Student Association (M.E.I.S.A.) Registered Student Organizations (R.S.O.) Nationally Connected Organizations Ensemble Opportunities

SAMPLE CURRICULUM

Freshman

ENGL110
Critical Reading and Writing

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 Course

Elective Courses

Sophomore

MUSC100
Recital Attendance

MUSC196/295

Harmony II/III MUSC211/311

Introduction to Music History & Music History: 400-1600 MUSC253/254
Private Study

MUSC285/286
Aural Skills III/IV

University Breadth Course

Elective Courses

Junior

MUSC296
Harmony IV

MUSC312/313 Music History: 1600-1827 & Music History: 1827 to the Present

Elective Courses

2nd Writing Course

University Multicultural Course

Senior

University Breadth Courses Elective Courses

Last updated April 2018

About the School

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From its roots as a private academy in 1743, the institution today is a research-intensive, technologically advanced university with global impact. Come join us. Our Story Our alumni tell our story of achievement -- from the first class that included three signers of the Declaration of Independence and a signer of the Constitution to a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, a Tony Award-winning choreographer and the current vice president of the United States. Our distinguished faculty includes internationally known authors, scientists and artists. State-of-the-art facilities support UD’s academic, research and service activities. Read less