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Why Music?

Connecting a Network of Artists

A degree in music provides much more than the training you need to become a professional musician. It instills in students rigor, discipline, patience, drive and focus, and also develops their social and emotional intelligence.

Music students go on to become performers, composers, conductors, recording professionals and scholars. They also pursue careers in education and arts administration, and many undergraduates continue their training with master's degrees and beyond in graduate school.

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    Arts Administration Careers

    Launch your entrepreneurial path, locate grants or connect with employers. At Lamont, we're here to provide you with the resources you need.

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    Performance & Audio Careers

    From the studio to live performances, we'll prepare you for a career in audio engineering or performing. Our alumni have gone on to professions in opera, touring, military bands and broadcast engineering. 

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    Teaching Careers

    Experts in our dedicated teaching labs make Lamont an excellent place to study music education. Many of our alums now teach music across all levels.

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