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Music - Major

Bachelor of Arts Major

What will I learn?

The bachelor's degree in music allows the greatest amount of curricular flexibility. You will take foundational courses in music, as you will see in these sample classes, and you will be required to participate in two ensembles. Additionally, you can explore different academic areas that interest you including business management, theatre, communication and religion, to name a few.

This course will examine the great eras of music history with particular attention to the development of listening skills. Topics will include the development of musical form and initial consideration of major works in all genres from the medieval to the 21st century as well as the interaction of the fine arts and their function within changing societies.

Music scholarships available


Whether you intend to build your degree around music or simply want to perform in an ensemble, Simpson offers a robust scholarship program for students from all majors interested in continuing musical pursuits throughout college.

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What can I do with a music major?


Students who earn a degree in music at Simpson College have enjoyed employment as administrators with arts organizations, attended graduate school to earn MBA degrees, attended graduate school in music, become private music teachers and numerous other options.

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If you're interested in all the amazing things happening in the Department of Music at Simpson, you've come to the right place.

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Katelyn McKone '14

Katelyn McKone '14

Success Through Teaching Music

I feel whatever resources I need, I’m going to get

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Natalie Nielsen '11

Natalie Nielsen '11

Band Instructor In Iowa

I was involved in every single instrument ensemble you can think of.

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