Aurora University

Music (BA)

Why study music?

Music is a calling. If you love to perform and study music, you can flourish in this major. The field is multifaceted and includes numerous aspects of theory and practice.

Why study music at AU?

Our music majors pursue one of three tracks: vocal, piano or organ. Performance is at the core in all three. Vocalists sing in the Chorale and Chamber Choir and can also be a part of AU opera or musical theatre productions. Keyboard players can focus on skills, chamber music experiences and solo work.

Curriculum Highlights

    • Audio recording
    • Business of music
    • Conducting
    • Ensembles
    • Lessons
    • Music history
    • Music theory and aural skills
  • Expand your career opportunities by double-majoring in business or theatre. And you’ll still be able to graduate in four years.
Experiential learning

Experiential learning

Music majors perform throughout the academic year, culminating in a event with a full orchestra. Students also pursue solo work that culminates in a senior recital.

Career opportunities

  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Music journalist
  • Music retail professional
  • Performer
  • Teacher

An education for a lifetime

Studying music does more than teach you the skills you need for a successful career, it challenges you to see the world in a new way. A liberal arts education offers you the insight and understanding to discover what matters and lead a more fulfilling life.