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Music, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Elizabethtown, PA, United States
The bachelor of arts in music offers the flexibility to design an individualized emphasis, reflecting our support of the College’s liberal arts tradition and motto of “Educate for Service.” Our music degree program curriculum stresses development of the knowledge, skills, and experience for our students to become well-equipped professionals in a diverse world of music.


Potential music majors are admitted to the program following a holistic examination that includes an audition, interview, and singing diagnostic exam. We are an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The music major is directed through the Music Division in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Elizabethtown College.

Our students gain an in-depth background in music theory, music history, aural skills, keyboard harmony and the creative and performance skills essential to any music career. The bachelor of arts in music degree is an excellent choice for those with a strong interest in music who want a liberal arts education to prepare for graduate school or careers such as music performance, music history, music business, acoustical engineering, or mass media and communications. As a music major in Pennsylvania, you’ll be close to some of the largest cultural and performance hubs on the east coast. Just a quick train ride from New York City, Philadelphia and Baltimore, you’ll have opportunities to experience the biggest names in the industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Repertoire Class (eight semesters) 
  • Theory I 
  • Theory II 
  • Aural Skills 
  • Aural Skills II 
  • Functional Keyboard Skills I 
  • Functional Keyboard Skills II 
  • Theory Ill 
  • Theory IV 
  • Aural Skills Ill 
  • Aural Skills IV 
  • Music History: 1600-1850 
  • Music History: 1850 to the Present 
  • Functional Keyboard Skills Ill 
  • Functional Keyboard Skills IV 
  • Conducting I 
  • History of Early Music 
  • Seminar in Musicology 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  •  Official or attested copies of your secondary school record (university records, if applicable)
  •  Official results of the TOEFL, IELTS, or EIKEN
  •  Two letters of recommendation from your guidance counselor, advisor, principal and teachers
  •  A 250-word autobiographical statement, written in English, explaining why you are applying to Elizabethtown College
  •  A copy of the picture page of your passport and any US visas you may hold

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    45350 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Elizabethtown

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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