B.A. in Music

Earn a music degree at Marylhurst University

Earn your Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Music from Marylhurst

Welcome to the Marylhurst B.A. in Music program in which you will receive a broad general liberal arts education in complement to your coursework in music literature, language and ensemble studies. In addition to required music classes, you’ll enjoy the freedom to pursue your individual interests, both in music and other disciplines.

Apply early to be considered for auditions on May 24.

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Course content in this undergraduate music program includes the exploration of various music disciplines, such as composition, music technology and analysis. Because we are an applied liberal arts university, our courses prepare you to synthesize the components of your music studies into public presentation, preparing you for a successful career ahead.

Multiple professional careers await you as a graduate of the Marylhurst B.A. in Music program, including but not limited to, teaching and composition. With a bachelor’s in music, you also will find yourself prepared to pursue a fifth year professional certificate or graduate degree.

Your music career awaits.

John Haek - Music Faculty - Marylhurst University“Students in our music programs can look forward to challenging, interactive engagement with a variety of music disciplines, individual attention and support and unique performance and ensemble opportunities. As a music major at Marylhurst, you’ll join other students who always demonstrate a marvelous fund of goodwill, solidarity and team spirit that creates a unique, positive and stimulating learning environment. Our music programs are unique in the commitment of faculty to their students, respect for the individuality of each student and the friendly but challenging learning environment created by faculty and students working closely together.”

~ John Haek, M.A. – Music Faculty at Marylhurst

Music degree students playing in a guitar ensemble

Photo: Claude Laviano

Marylhurst offers numerous and varied ensemble performance opportunities for singers and instrumentalists of all experience levels.

Whether singing in Marylhurst Chorale, Choral Union, Marylhurst Chamber Choir, or playing in our Jazz Ensemble or Guitar Ensemble, performers have superb ensemble opportunities.

Join our music community in local and international performance opportunities.

Get further details about this program through our welcoming Office of Admissions.

  • Regionally accredited (NWCCU accredited)
  • Small class sizes with renowned faculty who focus on you
  • More than 122 year history of academic excellence
  • Accessible campus just 10 minutes south of Portland (even has free parking)


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