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Music, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Claremont, CA, United States
Study music performance, history, theory, composition and ethnomusicology, and participate in solo and ensemble performance opportunities, all while working with critically acclaimed musical mentors.


Embracing the beauty, form, history and creation of sound, our music major and minor is a study of Western and non-Western music, broadly designed and rigorously focused.

Our instruction is designed to develop skills that include attention to detail, teamwork, creativity, problem-solving, and precise and self-assured communication.

Representative courses include History of Jazz, History of Black Song, Seven Musical Wonders of the Western World and Introduction to World Music.

Many students go on to prestigious graduate programs in music and become performers, professors, arts managers, critics and more; others enter professional fields like medicine, law and finance.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Engaging Music
  • Musical and Cultural Currents in Paris, 1870–1930
  • Music and National Identity
  • Seven Musical Wonders of the Western World
  • A Survey of Western Music
  • Beethoven and his Sphere of Influence
  • History of Jazz
  • Musical Theatre in America
  • Survey of American Music
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Introduction to World Music
  • Listening to American Popular Music
  • Ethnomusicology in Theory, Method and Practice
  • American Maritime Musical Worlds
  • Opera
  • Global Musical Instruments: Routes, Travels, and Transformation
  • Perception and Cognition of Sound in the Modern World
  • History of Western Music: From the Middle Ages to Bach and Handel

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Official high school transcript(s): For most students, this means asking your high school counselor to submit your official transcript(s) with grades through your junior year.
  • School Report and Counselor Recommendation: Submitted by your high school counselor. We require all disciplinary questions to be fully answered on the Common Application School Report. Leaving the questions blank or answering "School policy prevents me from responding" is not acceptable. We will be unable to release an admissions decision without a completed disciplinary history from a school administrator.
  • Mid-Year Report by Feb. 15.
  • Two letters of recommendation from teachers of core academic areas (English, foreign languages, math, science and social sciences), and whose classes you took during your junior or senior year.
  • One-time, non-refundable application fee of $70: If the fee represents a financial hardship, a fee waiver can be requested on the Common Application or the Coalition Application. The QuestBridge application is free.
  • If you are applying from a school where English is not the primary language of instruction, you must also submit official scores from either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). If providing these results presents a hardship, please contact us for alternatives.
  • Scores from the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT: Please send all your scores directly to Pomona from the testing agency. We will consider your highest section scores on either the “old” or the “new” SAT by superscoring; we will not superscore across the “old” and “new” SAT tests; we will superscore ACT section scores. The writing section on the SAT and ACT is optional but recommended. SAT Subject Test scores are optional. In addition to the SAT or ACT test results, homeschooled students must submit scores from four SAT Subject Tests or a combination of four SAT Subject Tests and AP or IB Higher Level examination results in a variety of fields.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54380 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    54380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54380 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Claremont

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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