Department of Music

Courses Offered

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Bachelor of Music

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

Collaborative 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 can build on the core of music instruction to become a well-rounded musician that employers and graduate schools respect.

Conducting – The conducting concentration focuses on a blend of technique and leadership training to prepare students for multiple career paths in music. Students have opportunities to lead both within and in front of ensembles, developing significant skills of musicality and leadership.

B.A. in Music

The Bachelor of Arts in Music allows for a more flexible course load and directs students to individual study plans.

B.F.A. in Theatre

A musical theatre concentration is also offered with a theatre degree. More information on the theatre department can be found on the theatre pages.


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 music major’s performance opportunities and ensemble participation.

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