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BA in Music

In our small, intimate classes and private lessons, you'll receive guidance and one-on-one support to develop your musical talent.

Our Bachelor of Arts in Music is a flexible program, designed to provide you with core music skills while allowing you to explore other music interests.

By integrating a traditional music education with other academic disciplines in a liberal arts setting, you'll develop a greater appreciation of music and a stronger ability to articulate its importance in society. For example, songwriters might choose to explore offerings in literature and writing, composers might take classes in media studies, and entrepreneurs could pursue the 18-credit business and management certificate.

Whatever path you choose, a Marylhurst BA in Music degree will prepare you to become an active member of your community as both a musician and a persuasive advocate for music.

The BA in Music degree requirements are designed to give you:

  • Comprehensive musicianship – Demonstrate the Marylhurst Music Core learning outcomes 
  • Performance – Perform in ensembles and on your primary instrument or voice
  • Advanced musical learning – Explore other aspects of music such as music technology, composition or pedagogy
  • Integration with liberal arts – Synthesize the components of your musical liberal arts program into a public presentation that highlights your fields of interest

Career Paths

Our BA in Music program will introduce you to the rigors of careers in performance, teaching, composition, church music, conducting, studio musicianship, recording and other music-related fields. The liberal arts component of the degree provides you with a strong multidisciplinary foundation for a lifetime of learning. Graduates have a solid foundation  to pursue a master's degree.

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November 24, 2014

Marylhurst Choral Invitational

Featuring choral programs from around Portland and Vancouver in a grand celebration of singing!

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December 02, 2014

Prior Learning Assessment Information Session

For those interested in receiving college credit for documented college-level learning from employment, volunteer work, or other learning experienc...

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December 04, 2014

Concert: Marylhurst Jazz Ensemble

The jazz ensemble's hard work throughout fall term culminates in this--a great performance of jazz, from the standards to the modern. Join us for ...

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