Majors in music students performing

Students pursuing a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science in music will experience a broad and challenging curriculum that improves their general musicianship, performance skills on at least one instrument or voice, and understanding of music in its wider cultural context. As a music major student, you'll have access to all courses offered by the School of Music so that you can freely explore your areas of interest.

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The music major is ideal for students wishing to double major with another discipline, seeking a more robust program beyond that of a music minor, or seeking a flexible curriculum to meet their individual needs and interests. It also serves as a solid foundation for future graduate studies in music.

Classes You Will Take

Our music major requires you to take courses in performance, music history, music theory, creativity, and music technology. For a full list of program requirements and courses you'll take, visit the course catalog.

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View A Sample Bachelor of Arts Four- year plan (PDF)

View a Sample Bachelor of Science Four-Year Plan (PDF)

View Undergraduate Handbook (PDF)

Paying for Your Education

School of Music Scholarships

About 80 percent of Ball State students receive some form of financial aid, and you have hundreds of options at your disposal, including several scholarships just for School of Music students. Find scholarships.

Ready to Apply?

Are you interested in our program? Admission to the School of Music is competitive. As such, we require an audition on voice or a traditional instrument for all prospective students, on top of the University-wide application.

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