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The Music program at EWU is committed to students who seek careers in music as well as to providing music instruction and experience for the general university student. Graduates are prepared to become performers, composers, conductors, theorists, teachers or scholars.
119 Music Building
Cheney, WA 99004
The EWU Department of Music welcomes students who seek careers in music and also provides music instruction and experience for the general university student. Four degrees with a total of eight options are offered for students who wish to become teachers, performers, composers, conductors, theorists or scholars. A music minor is also available.
Learn about EWU's various music ensembles, including band, orchestra, jazz bands and choirs, opera workshop, chamber groups and music theater
Numerous public concerts and recitals are presented throughout the school year by faculty and students of the Department of Music.
The goal of the department is to provide students with musical instruction and experience of the highest possible quality. Our belief is that the study of music significantly enables students to become informed, responsible and appreciative members of a democratic society-which is a professed goal of Eastern. We recognize differing needs of those for whom music is to become a profession and those for whom it will be an avocation or a listener's art.
What are the degree options?
- Bachelor of Music (BM):
Intended for students planning professional careers as performers or composers. Students entering this major are required to have a high level of competence in their chosen performance area.
- Bachelor of Arts in Music (BA):
Recommended for students interested in general studies in music or graduate studies in music history and literature.
- Bachelor of Arts in Music Education (BAE):
Recommended for students planning for careers in music education.
- Music Minor:
Intended for students who need or would like to earn a music minor in addition to an undergraduate degree outside of music. For example, students could major in psychology with minor in music.
- Master of Arts in Music (MA):
Areas of Concentration: Composition, General (Non-Specific), Music Education, Performance (Instrumental/Vocal), Jazz Pedagogy
What can I do with my degree?
With a music degree, you may seek employment in music education, music businesses and performing groups--bands, symphonies, jazz/rock, etc--as well as individual performance careers. The placement record of graduates of the Department of Music is excellent.