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The program in Music challenges students to achieve excellence in musical performance through active and creative learning in a supportive community.

Students who choose to major in Music at Adrian College may choose from five degree programs: Bachelor of Music in Performance (B.M.), Bachelor of Music in Music Education (B.M.E.), Bachelor of Arts in Music (B.A.), Bachelor of Arts in Musical Theatre (B.A.), and a Minor in Commercial Music.


The music degree offerings at Adrian College are fully certified by the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) and are aligned with the standards set by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Students are educated through a series of required and elective courses in applied music, performance, theory, history, and a senior capstone solo recital. Students graduating with a major in music will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in the synthesis of preparing and performing music based on informed historical and theoretical practice. The program is designed to prepare students to engage fully in the creative arts; think critically as they explore multiple points of view; make connections across disciplines; and continue to pursue knowledge throughout one’s life.

The music faculty at Adrian College is an assemblage of some of the finest music educators and performers in the region. All music faculty are experienced teachers who hold graduate degrees in music performance and education from some of the finest conservatories in the country. Students will study one-on-one with specialists in vocal and instrumental music. The student-to-faculty classroom ratio in the Music Department averages 8-to-1.

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