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The Bachelor of Arts in Music program gives you the flexibility to study different topics within the Departments of Music, while also exploring a variety of other subjects, including philosophy, theology, and science. You can choose a performance emphasis, or a music history and literature emphasis, or no emphasis, giving you the greatest flexibility. Studying music within the broader context of the liberal arts will allow you to explore your passion for music while also challenging you to discover new interests.

These programs are recommended for students who desire basic music training within a broad liberal arts education, as opposed to the more specialized preparation provided by the Bachelor of Music degree.

  • Degree Requirements

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  • General Program

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  • Performance Emphasis

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  • Music History and Literature Emphasis

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  • Dual Degree in Music and Businesses (B.A. & B.S.B.A.)

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  • Performance at Kennedy Center

    Why Study Music in D.C.?

    Known for art, culture, and theater, the city is a hub for new music, performances by world-renowned artists, and an abundance of venues where young musicians perform on a regular basis.

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