College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
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Degree Concentrations

  • B.M. in Music Performance (Instrumental, Piano Pedagogy, Vocal, and Vocal Pedagogy)
  • B.M. in Music Industry
  • B.M. in Music Industry - Recording Arts
  • B.M. in Theory and Composition
  • B.M. in Music Education (Instrumental and Vocal)

Who Would be Interested in Music?

Students who are interested in performing, composing, teaching, producing or promoting music as a career.

Why Music?

  • The Department of Music provides aspiring students with the training and education they need to succeed as professionals in the field of music.
  • EKU music students have the opportunity to study with a dedicated faculty of performing musicians and scholars.
  • Main campus facilities include an excellent music technology lab with 24 iMac computer stations, recording and studio engineering software and equipment, a keyboard lab, an extensive music library, three concert halls, and numerous practice rooms.
  • The Department of Music presents over 100 concerts annually, including faculty concerts and recitals, ensemble performances, master classes, and performances and clinics by guest artists.
  • Music majors are welcome in campus organizations like the national music fraternity Delta Omicron; the Music Industry Organization, which helps EKU students gain experience in various fields of the music industry; the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity for men; and the Sigma Alpha Iota Fraternity for women.

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?

The Department of Music requires that all students seeking admission into the Music Major Program complete an audition and a theory placement interview. The student is expected to demonstrate acceptable levels of achievement in performance in terms of intonation, tone quality and rhythmic accuracy. Incoming students will be expected to perform two selections of contrasting styles. Students may be accepted on probationary status at the discretion of the applied teacher and the department chair.

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Are There Scholarship Opportunities?

Scholarships are available to talented music majors based on auditions during annual Music Scholarship Days.  A limited number of scholarships are also available to non-music majors. For more information about scholarships visit: