The University offers a bachelor of arts (B.A.) and a bachelor of science (B.S.) in music liberal arts.
The Music Liberal Arts Program combines the best of the University's Foundational Studies Program with formal musical
preparation. This degree is perfect for students who want to pursue a minor in a non-music field such as
business administration, English, history, chemistry, legal studies, psychology, communication as well as
Each student receives a solid foundation in comprehensive, integrated musicianship by participating
in performance ensembles, by taking private lessons, by attending concerts, and by studying music theory,
music history and literature, piano, music technology, scoring, and conducting.
The School of Music's size is ideal for maximum student-to-faculty interaction while still providing
wide-ranging opportunities for aspiring musicians. The distinguished faculty of performers and
scholars shares an uncommonly strong commitment to teaching, research, experience-based learning,
and each student's career development.
Other opportunities include the University's Honors Program and study abroad programs, which range
from summer programs to a single semester or a full academic year in over 56 countries.
In addition to the University's regular admission process, there is a separate admission process for a
student to be admitted as a music major. For further information, visit the School of Music.
Graduates of the Music Liberal Arts Program possess an increased enthusiasm for, a broadened knowledge
of, a refined technique in, and a lifelong commitment to the art of music—and are prepared to pursue
graduate study in music or other areas in the humanities.
In addition, the School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National
Association of Schools of Music. The Music Education Program holds accreditation with the National
Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the Music Business Program is affiliated with
NAMM (International Music Products Association).
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
Music scholarships are awarded through a competitive audition process that begins in November and
concludes by March 1 of each academic year. To be considered for a music scholarship for the following
academic year, students must have auditioned by March 1.
The Catalog of Indiana State University is the document of
authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalog supersede information issued by any
academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the
requirements at any time.