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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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August 04, 2014 – August 08, 2014

Marylhurst Summer Choir Camp

Come sing, grow and learn with us! Our five-day choir camp is a concentrated musical experience designed specifically for enthusiastic, committed h...

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August 08, 2014

Pepe and the Bottle Blondes

Copacabana plus much more! Bring a blanket, beach or lawn chair and a picnic dinner and enjoy the concert on the green of the beautiful Marylhurst...

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August 23, 2014

Undergraduate Information Session

Learn about bachelor's degree programs, financing your education, earning college credit for life learning, and your career options. Take a campus ...

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