The Bachelor of Arts degree in music provides both a broad liberal arts education and the skills necessary to explore music through its history, composition, theory, and performance. Students majoring in music may choose from three tracks in the major: (1) composition, (2) music history, theory, and ethnomusicology, or (3) performance. After a common core of courses in the lower division, students pursue their chosen track with specialized courses leading to an appropriate senior project.
All majors are expected to complete a substantial project (composition, research presentation, recital) in the senior year (Music 195). Music majors who intend to pursue graduate studies in music are encouraged to satisfy the requirements of one of the honors programs in music.