What Can I Study
The Millersville University Department of Music offers the following degree programs:
The Music Education program is based on the premise that the strongest musicians should be teaching music. As a result, the degree in Music Education is designed to develop and foster the highest level of musicianship, while providing students with depth in subject matter, appropriate techniques in methodology and an extensive variety of field experiences.
The Bachelor of Arts in Music program at Millersville University provides a broad comprehension of the integral role of music in society. To prepare students for graduate study and/or a career in the arts, a working knowledge of American music and Western art music is developed, including history, literature and sources in art and vernacular traditions. Through an examination of grammar, structure and relationship to other arts within their cultural context, students gain an understanding of diverse musical traditions. Research into areas of specific interest is encouraged beyond the classroom and students are challenged to make music through analysis, composition, improvisation and performance.
Millersville University uniquely combines both recording and music business classes into one major. Students in the Music Business Technology (MBT) program at Millersville University participate in the “Creative Campus” program as performers, entrepreneurs and educators, interact with visiting professionals, and participate in real-world projects.
The Dual Degree program provides a broad comprehension of the integral role of music in society while basing the education component on the premise that the strongest musicians should be teaching music. As a result, the Dual Degree was designed to cater to students who excel in performance and show an aptitude for music education.
Designed for students majoring in fields other than music who are interested in further developing their performance skills on an instrument or voice.
- Paul H. Slaugh Jr. Entrepreneurship Minor
- General Business Academic Minor Program