The Music major is a program carefully designed to provide a rich and wide range of musical learning and experience. It combines classroom study, discussions and lectures enhanced by technology with individual instruction, solo and ensemble performance, concert attendance and internships. Students select an emphasis in performance or music history.

The B.A. degree offers preparation in music for students desiring a broad knowledge of music for teaching, research, performance, personal enjoyment, cultural development, or advanced degrees. The total curriculum includes two-thirds of the studies in the Liberal Arts and one-third in Music.

The Music minor is available to interested students by completing at least 21 units as indicated. Students interested in music as an elective may participate in various offerings of the Music Department including performance classes, individual instruction, or in the study of music as an art.

In addition the Music Department presents varieties of musical concerts, workshops, and other activities which enrich the quality of the educational and cultural life of the University and the community.

Mount Students have the opportunity to cross-register at UCLA for courses not offered at MSMU.

Requirements for Admission as a Music Major or Minor:

  • Audition showing potential in the field of performance
  • Theory examination for placement purposes
  • Interview with designated department personnel
  • Recommendations which indicate potential for music