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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 have a background in music that are excited about opportunities to expand their knowledge and experience and begin a career in music teaching, performing, producing, promotion, composition, or artist management.

Why Music?

  • The School of Music provides aspiring students with the training and education they need to be highly successful as professionals in the field of music.
  • EKU music students have the opportunity to study with a dedicated faculty of performing musicians, industry professionals, and scholars at an institution accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
  • 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. Music students in ensembles will have the opportunity to perform in the EKU Center for the Arts, one of the best such facilities in the area.
  • The School 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 and encouraged to participate in campus organizations like the national music fraternity; American String Teachers Association, NAfME; Choral Directors Association; 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.
  • The EKU School of Music and Office of Internation study offers exciting opportunities for music students to study abroad in locations such as Salburg, Austria, and Florence, Italy.

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?

The School of Music requires that all students seeking admission into the Music Major Program complete an audition. 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. Individual areas may have additional audition requirements - please see for further information.

For more information about how to apply to the Music Program and when to audition, visit

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Are There Scholarship Opportunities?

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

Music Minor

Do you have a passion for performing, listening to, and sharing music?  Have you considered a minor in music?  When paired with another major from EKU, the music minor can create many career options and give you the skills to pursue your passion for music your entire life.  The music faculty assists each student in discovering how music can enhance your future career options and marketability.  With the individual attention each music student receives at EKU, a graduate with a minor in music has the opportunity to explore possible career paths in music therapy, business, journalism, promotion, recording, and worship. 

Music Minor Requirements (20 hours)

MUS 110 Class Piano I (1 credit)

MUS 111 Class Piano II (1 credit)

MUS 161 Musicianship I (1 credit)

MUS 162 Musicianship II (1 credit)

MUS 181 Music Theory I (3 credits)

MUS 182 Music Theory II (3 credits)

MUH 371 Music History I (3 credits)

MUH 372 Music History II (3 credits)

Music Electives (4 credits)