Bachelor of Music
If you love music and dream of a career in the industry, a bachelor of arts in music is a good avenue of study to choose. You’ll learn the fundamentals of your own instrument or vocal range, music theory, literature, and history, while also taking full advantage of courses in other disciplines to enhance your music education. You’ll be prepared for careers or graduate school that range from producing to marketing to directing a music program at a nonprofit organization.
Why North Park?
With a strong reputation and a dedicated vocal and instrumental faculty, the School of Music at North Park University offers you an excellent education in the fundamentals and personal attention and mentoring to help you reach your own goals academically and professionally. You’ll find support for your musical development in the close-knit community of faculty and students, have the option to join a variety of ensembles, and be able to take advantage of Chicago’s vibrant music and performance scene.
Focus Your Study
North Park's bachelor of arts in music degree offers four concentration areas for you to focus your study and prepare for your desired career. Learn more from the descriptions below, and explore your options with arts administration, composition, general studies, or instrumental jazz studies. But don't forget: each of these are music degrees, so you won't miss out on lessons, ensemble participation, and other experiences that will strengthen your own musical gifts.
Arts Administration - Take advantage of North Park's strength in nonprofit education to pair your love of music with specialized coursework and an internship that will prepare you for an array of careers.
Composition - Pursue your dream of being anything from a singer/ songwriter to a choral composer with focused study on arranging, orchestration, conducting, and technology in music.
General Studies - Get a music degree that will prepare you for a wide range of careers—from performer to industry executive—with the flexibility to broaden your education with a second major, minor, or concentration.
Jazz Studies - Chicago is an ideal city for this unique program in instrumental jazz, offering top-notch instructors, a wide range of concerts to attend, and multiple performance opportunities in which you can participate.
Certificate in Music for Social Change
The School of Music's new eight-semester-hour undergraduate certificate program is available to all music majors. Learn to teach young students how to play stringed instruments in an orchestra setting, using El Sistema-inspired techniques.
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Last updated October 23, 2017