Music, BA

  • Jessie Crawford working at the ArtsPath office

    TAKING THE ARTSPATH TO GRAD SCHOOL:   Jessie Crawford's internship gave her real-world job experience working with Jeff Wacker and the rest of the IUP Lively Arts and ArtsPath teams. After earning her bachelor's degree in Music with a minor in Entrepreneurship for Fine Arts, she was accepted into a master's program at Ohio State University with a full-tuition teaching assistantship.

    Blending the Right Notes Creates Harmony

    At IUP, we blend together the right courses, professors, and requirements to help students achieve success. As a BA in Music major, you'll find the excellence of our program, the expertise of our faculty, and the value of our recital policy will be your keys to a great education.

    As a music major, you'll be expected to attend recitals in concert halls on campus regularly and participate in ensembles for eight semesters. To meet the ensemble requirement each semester, you can choose from more than 20 groups, ranging from Marching Band and University Chorus to Music Theater and String Ensemble.

    The basic courses are similar to those for the other music bachelor's degrees; however, the General Studies track has the highest number of free electives. These could be used to take a minor in another field, such as theater or Entrepreneurship for Fine Arts.

    Admission to the Music Department requires satisfactory completion of an audition in addition to the university general admission requirements. At auditions, we realize many of you have talent that hasn't yet had the benefit of instruction to reach its greatest potential. Our faculty will nurture that talent and guide you in developing your skills.