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The Music Department at Avila University offers the following degrees and concentrations. Performance Grant auditions will be held on February 18th and April 11th this year.  Prospective students should contact Amity Bryson, (816) 501.3651 or amity.bryson@avila.edu, to arrange an audition.


Vocal - The vocal major is designed to prepare students to enter a variety of fields upon graduation, from studio teaching and conducting to graduate school and performance. By focusing on the undergraduate experience and maintaining a close relationship with the theater department, voice majors have the ability to participate in a wide range of performance opportunities here at Avila.

Piano - The piano major is designed to offer many different performance and learning opportunities beyond the studio lessons, reflecting the different types of career paths available to our graduates. By engaging in these experiences, the Avila piano graduate is able to build on the core of music instruction to become a well-rounded musician that employers and graduate schools respect.

Education - Music majors are also offered a program in Unified Music-Vocal/Choral K-12 certification, approved by the state of Missouri. Kansas certification may be completed concurrently with the Music Education concentration.


A musical theater concentration is also offered within a theater degree. More information on the theater department can be found at www.avila.edu/theatre.


A music minor is also offered to students who want to explore music while still pursuing another major. Performance grants for minors are offered, and music minors also enjoy the performance opportunities and ensemble participation of the music major.

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