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Develop a broad foundation in music

The B.A. in Music program incorporates the study of music into wide-ranging liberal studies coursework. As a Music major, your music, liberal arts and social sciences classes will prepare you for a variety of music-related careers.

Music majors take a broad range of liberal studies courses combined with a year of modern language, in addition to music courses​. You’ll also take advanced courses in music, develop research skills and complete a final project or paper.

Living in Chicago, you’ll be able to hear live, professional contemporary music performances, such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. You’ll also be able to attend concerts of every genre, including popular music festivals like Lollapalooza and Pitchfork.



  • Aural Training
  • Group Piano
  • Large or Small Ensembles
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Musicianship
  • Musicology

Career Options

Common Career Areas

  • Accompanist
  • Arts administrator/management
  • Conductor
  • Music education
  • Music editing
  • Music production
  • Recording

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