Making A Career in Music

Do you want to explore the world of music? The Bachelor of Arts in Music provides a thorough musical education within the context of a liberal arts education.

Contact Us

Department Chair

Dr. Tom Reed
Chair, Departments of Music and Theatre, Professor of Music
206, Center for the Arts
419.289.5158
treed@ashland.edu

Auditions and General Information

Brittany Kohut
Administrative Assistant
419.289.5100
music@ashland.edu

Curriculum

Brochures, Course Rotations & Four-Year Guides

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

COURSE ROTATIONS & FOUR YEAR GUIDES

2016 to CURRENT CATALOG DOCUMENTS
B.A. Music Four Year Guide
B.A. Music Three Year Guide
2014-2015 & 2015-2016 CATALOG DOCUMENTS
B.A. Music Four Year Guide

Minor in Music

The music minor programs are designed for students majoring in another field that want significant music study as a part of their education.  The required courses for the music minor can be distributed over several years, to ease scheduling.  Students select either an Applied performance track (the applied Music Minor) or a general track (the Music Minor).

Applied Music Minor

University Band OR Choir 4
Applied Music Lessons 5
Class Piano 1-2 2
Select 4 hours from: 4
Aural Skills, Music Theory, Music History, Add'l Piano
Music electives (see catalog) 3
18 hrs.

Music Minor

University Band OR Choir 4
Applied Music Lessons 2
Music History 3
Select 4 hours from: 4
Aural Skills, Music Theory, Class Piano
Music electives (see catalog) 5
18 hrs.

Faculty

Dr. Rowland Blackley
Dr. Rowland Blackley
Director of Choral Activities, Professor of Music, Coordinator of Music Education
209, Center for the Arts
419.289.5114 / rblackle@ashland.edu
Music Department
Scott Garlock
Dr. Scott Garlock
Professor of Music
104, Center for the Arts
419.289.5134 / sgarlock@ashland.edu
Music Department
Joseph Lewis Jr
Joseph Lewis, Jr.
Director of Bands
106, Center for the Arts
419.289.5132 / jlewisjr@ashland.edu
Music Department
Dr. Tom Reed, Chair, Music and Theatre, Professor of Music
Dr. Tom Reed
Chair, Departments of Music and Theatre, Professor of Music
206, Center for the Arts
419.289.5158 / treed@ashland.edu
Music Department , Theatre Department
David Steinmetz
David Steinmetz
Technical Director

419.289.5890 / dsteinm2@ashland.edu
Theatre Department
Stefan Swanson
Dr. Stefan Swanson
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
207, Center for the Arts
419.289.5648 / sswanso2@ashland.edu
Music Department

Contact Us

Department Chair

Dr. Tom Reed
Chair, Departments of Music and Theatre, Professor of Music
206, Center for the Arts
419.289.5158
treed@ashland.edu

Auditions and General Information

Brittany Kohut
Administrative Assistant
419.289.5100
music@ashland.edu

Curriculum

Brochures, Course Rotations & Four-Year Guides

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

COURSE ROTATIONS & FOUR YEAR GUIDES

2016 to CURRENT CATALOG DOCUMENTS
B.A. Music Four Year Guide
B.A. Music Three Year Guide
2014-2015 & 2015-2016 CATALOG DOCUMENTS
B.A. Music Four Year Guide

Minor in Music

The music minor programs are designed for students majoring in another field that want significant music study as a part of their education.  The required courses for the music minor can be distributed over several years, to ease scheduling.  Students select either an Applied performance track (the applied Music Minor) or a general track (the Music Minor).

Applied Music Minor

University Band OR Choir 4
Applied Music Lessons 5
Class Piano 1-2 2
Select 4 hours from: 4
Aural Skills, Music Theory, Music History, Add'l Piano
Music electives (see catalog) 3
18 hrs.

Music Minor

University Band OR Choir 4
Applied Music Lessons 2
Music History 3
Select 4 hours from: 4
Aural Skills, Music Theory, Class Piano
Music electives (see catalog) 5
18 hrs.

Faculty

Dr. Rowland Blackley
Dr. Rowland Blackley
Director of Choral Activities, Professor of Music, Coordinator of Music Education
209, Center for the Arts
419.289.5114 / rblackle@ashland.edu
Music Department
Scott Garlock
Dr. Scott Garlock
Professor of Music
104, Center for the Arts
419.289.5134 / sgarlock@ashland.edu
Music Department
Joseph Lewis Jr
Joseph Lewis, Jr.
Director of Bands
106, Center for the Arts
419.289.5132 / jlewisjr@ashland.edu
Music Department
Dr. Tom Reed, Chair, Music and Theatre, Professor of Music
Dr. Tom Reed
Chair, Departments of Music and Theatre, Professor of Music
206, Center for the Arts
419.289.5158 / treed@ashland.edu
Music Department , Theatre Department
David Steinmetz
David Steinmetz
Technical Director

419.289.5890 / dsteinm2@ashland.edu
Theatre Department
Stefan Swanson
Dr. Stefan Swanson
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
207, Center for the Arts
419.289.5648 / sswanso2@ashland.edu
Music Department

What to Expect in the Bachelor of Arts in Music Program

This program combines a core curriculum of music studies with both general education and liberal arts courses. Courses include music performance, history and literature, and music theory and aural skills. Through elective courses, you can focus your study on performance, music theory, or history depending on your career objective.

Program Benefits

In this degree program, you’ll:

  • Study with quality music faculty who provide extensive individualized mentoring

  • Benefit from a potential music scholarship available to music majors, minors, and participants

  • Get first hand experience by performing with the Ashland University band or choirs

  • Travel abroad on an international tour—recent trips have included performances in Germany, Italy, Austria, and Spain

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