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Music, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Essex, MD, United States
Explore and create the art of sound in the context of a broad liberal arts curriculum. The versatile Music degree from Gordon College gives you freedom to build your own balance between music and the liberal arts. 
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You’ll study music history, theory and composition, refine your musicianship on your principal instrument, and have the opportunity to engage in a variety of performing ensembles. The B.A. in music is an excellent option if you plan to double major in preparation for a wide range of careers and graduate programs.

Why study the Music degree from Gordon College?

Explore the role of faith in the arts as you hone your musical craft in the context of a broad liberal arts education. You’ll compose in our Music Innovation Lab, study one-on-one with acclaimed faculty, and perform with a stunning floor-to-ceiling window view of Coy Pond in our state-of-the-art Phillips Recital Hall, designed by the architect behind the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Seiji Ozawa Hall. Plus, Gordon’s location offers the best of both worlds—a quiet environment conducive to focused study as well as quick access to incredible concerts on campus and in the nearby music and arts hub of Boston.
  • Music in Worship Concentration 
  • Composition Concentration

What careers can I pursue with a music major?

The depth and breadth of your education in music and the liberal arts will prepare you to think critically, communicate effectively and contribute whole-heartedly while sharing your God-given talent—valuable skills for any career, including:
  • Worship ministry
  • Arts management and operations
  • Teaching
  • Composing and arranging
  • Music therapy
  • Audio production
  • Band or chorus leadership

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Theory 
  • Music Theory Labs
  • Music History and Literature 
  • 20th-Century Techniques

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Schedule your admissions interview

Your admissions interview may be conducted by phone or Skype. The interview gives us a chance to get to know you better. To schedule an interview, email your admissions counselor three dates and times that are convenient for you. 

  • The $50 application fee has been waived for international applicants.
  • Send us your reference

Academic Reference

If you provided an email address for your academic references on your application, the Academic Reference form will be sent directly to that person. 

  • Mail your scores

a. Your official academic records

These must be received from all secondary school(s). 

b. Your SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS results.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    38650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 38650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Essex

  • 1369 - 2320 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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