Music Majors and Minors


The Music Program at Quincy University offers courses leading to four undergraduate degrees within the music program: the Bachelor of Arts in Music, the Bachelor of Science in Music Education, the Bachelor of Arts in Church Music, and the Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Music Production. The teaching philosophy of the music program is suited to the individual. This approach develops inborn talent to the fullest, while it stresses those qualities needed for success in the field - musicianship, technique, and overall music knowledge. Admission to the University does not constitute entrance into the music program. All students wishing to major in music must audition before members of the music faculty prior to acceptance as a music major.

Bachelor of Science in Music Education
Students who intent to teach instrumental and/or vocal music at the elementary or secondary levels pursue this degree. Students in this program take additional courses in the School of Education and specific courses in Music Education that will qualify them for teaching certificates upon graduation. Music Education students will gain hands-on experience while working with local K-12 students.

Bachelor of Arts in Music
This is a program for students who desire a well-rounded degree in music, or who may aspire to become performing artists. Our classic curriculum has prepared generations of professional musicians and places substantial emphasis on music history, music theory, literature, and performance. Junior and Senior recitals represent the culmination of this degree.

Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Music Production
This degree offers a fresh alternative approach to understanding and addressing the challenges of our rapidly advancing technological world. Experience and expertise are gained in the areas of recording studio production, music performance and composition, film and video production, radio and television production, field recording, and other areas of the music business.

NEW - Bachelor of Arts in Church Music
Students who wish to work in a church setting as a vocalist, keyboard player, or choir director pursue this degree.  The classic music curriculum is offered along with enhanced religious studies and a church music practicum.  The practicum involves working with local church musicians in a variety of musical settings including church choir, organist, pianist, and contemporary praise band.

Music Minor
The music minor consists of 16-17 credit hours plus ensemble participation. Following the required foundation courses, students may choose an area of concentration: music theory, music history, music performance, or music education.

NOTE:  All performance ensembles include a large number of non-music majors. Students are encouraged to participate in these ensembles and are eligible to receive music scholarships. Following an audition, music scholarships are determined by the music faculty. Non-majors who receive music scholarships are expected to participate in ensembles and take applied lessons in the major performance area.

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