In the Music Department at St. Mary’s University,
students explore the varied musical traditions of the past and present
through a curriculum of historical, theoretical and applied courses. The
program trains musicians to be teachers and performers, and prepares
them to pursue graduate and doctoral degrees.
The Department of Music also celebrates the creative human spirit
through musical performance. Students often collaborate with the Drama
department to produce and perform in musicals and operas.
About the Program
Students take a variety of courses, including music theory, music
history, conducting, improvisation, arranging and orchestration. They
also participate in a variety of music ensembles. All Music majors take
private lessons on their chosen instrument or voice throughout their
Students can pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Music or in Music With
Teacher Certification, with either vocal or instrumental concentrations.
A minor in Music is also available. Students of all majors can take
courses in Music to fulfill the requirements of the Core Curriculum.