Bachelor of Music, Musicology

Musicology combines a humanistic approach typical of a liberal arts degree, with a focus on communication, critical thinking and listening, and global awareness. Students can choose specialized coursework in music history or ethnomusicology, and work closely with musicology faculty throughout their studies.

Talent Requirements for Application

To be considered for acceptance into the BMUS in Musicology program, applicants must:

  1. Complete an audition on your primary instrument. Audition requirements vary by instrument. Applicants can select their audition preference by completing the Music supplemental form (sent 24-28 hours after submission of online application).
  2. Submit a Writing Sample: Submit a writing sample, preferably on the topic of music that best represents your writing ability. This writing sample should be no less than 3 pages in length (3-5 pages is typical).
  3. Submit a Personal Statement: Applicants must submit a personal statement that tells our faculty about your musical and academic background, how you became interested in musicology, what you hope to learn, and your career goals. The personal statement should be 1-2 pages in length.

About Bachelor of Music, Musicology

The Bachelor of Music in Musicology offers students a broad cultural education, which unites academic and musical training. It provides the preparation required for graduate study in music history or ethnomusicology. This major offers comprehensive course work in the study of music and sound.

Musicology faculty

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