The bachelor of arts in music provides the opportunity to develop your musical skills and performance aspirations while engaging in a curriculum that contains a large component of courses outside of music. This combination allows you to explore your interests and invest your time into other fields across the University. An education in music challenges you to learn discipline, collaboration and creative thinking while developing emotional intelligence. These skills and abilities prepare you for a successful career not only in music, but also a variety of other fields.

Alongside a robust music curriculum with renowned faculty, you will complete a minor or major in another field, providing a flexible program of study that balances breadth and depth. Pursuing a music education while taking advantage of the academic resources of the broader University provides a perfect environment to sharpen your skills, expand your horizons and pursue your passions.

About the Program

Audition & Portfolio Requirements

Applicants must successfully complete an audition or have portfolio materials reviewed before being offered admission to the Lamont School of Music.

Admitted students must begin their studies in the fall quarter. New or transfer students normally may not enroll mid-year.

Please choose your area of study from the list below for additional audition/portfolio information. 

Degree Requirements

Students will complete classes in their chosen area of study as well as theory and musicology classes. In addition, students will need to fulfill requirements for piano proficiency, music technology, convocation attendance and a culminating project. Piano proficiency should be completed by the end of sophomore year. Students will audition for and participate in one ensemble per quarter, as assigned, at least six quarters of which must be an appropriate major ensemble.

For more information see the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Music as a Secondary Major

Minor in Music

Additional Music Options

Music as a Secondary Major

For students who want a greater depth of musical study than is provided by the minor or non-major options and whose primary interest is in a non-music field, the University of Denver offers the ability to add a secondary major in music. This secondary major will follow the music curriculum of the Bachelor of Arts in Music.

Students will need to work with their academic advisor as well as the Lamont Office of Admissions to discuss adding the major and will need to audition.

For more information see the Undergraduate Bulletin.

Minor in Music

The Lamont School of Music offers a comprehensive minor in music, open to all DU students by audition only. The minor includes music theory, aural skills, musicology, applied lessons and ensemble credits. The minor consists of 23 credits and can be completed in 2 years. An ideal music minor for the Lamont School of Music has previous experience on their primary instrument.

Students who would like to be considered for a music minor should the Lamont Office of Admissions to schedule an audition.

For more information see the Undergraduate Bulletin.


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