The Xavier University Music Department offers two undergraduate degree programs: the Bachelor of Arts degree in music with a concentration in a performance area (instrument or voice), in theory or in history, and the Bachelor of Science degree in music education. Both degree programs emphasize a broad coverage of the field of music and reflect Xavier's philosophy of combining a strong liberal arts core with a major area of study. Qualified students can double major in music and a second major, although double majors often require additional semesters of study.
In addition to traditional music studies, all music students receive exposure and fundamental instruction in the new and growing area of music technology. Students develop basic skills in music synthesis, computer printing of music, and the use of computers, synthesizers and piano in music education.
Students are admitted to the degree programs based upon their musicality, musical literacy, performing ability and potential for a career in music. Musical background and proficiency in an applied instrument/voice will determine placement within the department. Progress during the freshman and sophomore years will be closely evaluated.
To strengthen and broaden the students’ background, a liberal arts core curriculum consisting of courses in history, literature, foreign language, mathematics, science, philosophy, social science and theology is also required. Xavier music students receive a classical education and are prepared to meet the challenges of the contemporary music scene. – less–ZoomInfo