Department
Degree
B.A.
Program Type
Undergraduate
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Music Studies Program Overview

If you want a career in music, Ashland University’s Bachelor of Arts in Music provides thorough musical training within the context of a liberal arts education.

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Members of the Ashland University Choir performing
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Delivery Format

In Person

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Credit Hours

120

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Time to Complete

4 years

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Tuition

Learning Experience

The program combines music studies with general education and liberal arts courses. Required courses include music performance, history, literature, music theory and aural skills. Depending on your career objectives, you can select elective courses in performance, music theory or history.

This degree program offers:

  • Extensive individualized mentoring
  • Music scholarships for music majors, minors and participants
  • Experience performing with Ashland University’s bands or choirs
  • The opportunity to travel on a domestic or international tour
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Clarinet members of the symphonic band

Curriculum

You can orient your studies toward music or music education. If you choose music, you can finish your degree in three or four years.

View the Four-Year Curriculum Guide for the Bachelor of Arts in Music-Music Studies track.

View the Three-Year Curriculum Guide for the Bachelor of Arts in Music-Music Studies track.

View the Four-Year Curriculum Guide for the Bachelor of Music in Music Education.

Auditions

Admission to the Music program requires an entrance audition, which also determines the recipients of talent-based scholarships.

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Oboe players in the AU Wind Ensemble

Contact Information

Ron Blackley, D.M.A.
Ron Blackley, DMA
Chair, Music and Theatre Departments; Director, Choral Activities; Professor of Music
209 Center for the Arts