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Our Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is designed to fuse your two interests. You will master competencies in music, and then add a major or minor in a secondary area of your choice. Many of our students major in a variety of programs such as business, public relations, psychology, communication, religion – or anything that you are passionate about. The possibilities are waiting for you.

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Pairing your passion and interest in music with a second field of study.


The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is the Conservatory’s most flexible and customizable degree. For students who wish to major in music and pursue a second area of study outside of the Conservatory, this is the program for you. The BA in Music program is designed to provide students with the opportunity to personalize their degree based on their interests and career goals. The BA in Music begins with a strong music foundation, with courses taught by our esteemed Conservatory faculty. Students then advance and pursue a second major or a minor field of study that will both expand and diversify your marketability after graduation. Students can opt to double major or minor in the second area of study.

What can you do with a degree in this academic area?

  • Arts Management
  • Music Therapy
  • Arts Marketing
  • Seminary
  • Music Managment
  • Entertainment Law
  • Public Relations

Music Concentrations


Dual Major Flexibility


Conservatory Performances Annually

Customize Your Music Degree

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree offers students a solid foundation in music study in their choice of two music concentrations, which include theory, history, technology, business industry, or performance. The first two years of coursework are dedicated to music studies, including the area of music concentration. The junior and senior years focus on the required courses for a second major or a minor academic program – also the student’s choice. The BA in Music program is unique in that it combines a strong liberal arts education complemented by focused study in music in an area that reflects each student’s talents, skills, and interests. With 60+ majors and 50 minor programs available, your opportunities to choose your path have just expanded.

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Experiential Learning

The first two years of study in the Bachelor of Arts in Music program provides classes and learning experiences that focus on the music portion of the degree. Learning experiences include performance work, production, and music technology experiences in the Conservatory. During the last two years of study, experiential learning activities such as internships, practicums, and field work are guided by the program and faculty in your second area of concentration.

Program Philosophy

At the Conservatory of Music, our graduates distinguish themselves as performers, conductors, composers, technicians and educators. Our programs are focused on individual growth in an environment of learning and collaboration. Your mentors are our distinguished faculty who are masters in their own right. Our greatest treasures are the students that we work with everyday – and our graduates who have gone on to become composers, actors, artists, art therapists, stage musicians, news anchors, filmmakers, producers, engineers and more. Their love of music continues far beyond the walls of The Conservatory.

Admission and Audition

Students planning to study the Bachelor of Arts in Music need to complete a two-part process to gain admittance to the program.

  1. Submit your admission application to Capital University along with the required supporting documents.
  2. Once you are academically admitted to Capital University, you will be able to submit an audition application and register for your audition date by clicking on the reply form found on your status page.

For specific audition dates and requirements by instrument or area of interest, please use the Emphasis Requirements tool.

Sample Classes

  • Introduction to Music and Listening
  • Music Theory
  • World Music Lab
  • Music History
  • Music Industry and Entrepreneurship
  • Performance classes
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