In this degree program you can pursue liberal arts studies while building a strong background in music. About sixty percent of your coursework will be in the liberal arts in areas outside of music. You will study your major instrument and foundational areas of music—history, theory, aural skills, ensembles, and repertoire—as in other music degree programs.
Our students have won multiple regional and national competitions, including Fulbright scholarships; our graduates take their places daily on stage, at the podium, and in the classroom. In fact, you'll find Ithaca alumni in almost every music field imaginable—performance, teaching, arts administration, music therapy, instrument manufacturing, music publishing, sound recording, and the entertainment industry.