The Music minor at Avila

With an Avila music minor, you will have the musical foundation and performance experience to take the stage, whether you sing or play an instrument. You’ll rehearse and perform in the state-of-the-art Goppert Performing Arts Center. You may even travel the globe performing. Over the years, our numerous vocal and instrumental performance groups have received praise worldwide, most recently on a multi-stop tour of France in the summer of 2019.

Avila’s small classes and accomplished music faculty give you personalized teaching and training to hone your skills in a concentration field that meets your needs.

The Avila University Singers perform inside a church in France
The Avila University Singers toured France in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day
Two Avila cellos players perform outside Blasco Hall

Be Prepared for Your Career

Incoming first-year students are guaranteed access to an internship or research experience before graduation. Avila students have completed hands-on learning experiences at: 

  • Kansas City Symphony
  • Disney World
  • Independent music studios — Kansas City
Close up of students playing the violin outside Blasco Hall

Avila Music graduates are pursuing careers as:

  • Independent Artists
  • Educators
  • Music Producers
Avila Music graduates choose to work at:
  • Notre Dame College — Cleveland, Ohio
  • Entrepreneurial Start-ups
  • Public Schools in Olathe, Topeka, Kansas City, and Overland Park
  • Great Lakes School of Music

Transferring to Avila?

We work with you to make the most of your transfer credits so you’re on track to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.

An Environment to Enhance your Education

Hooley-Bunschu Learning Commons

This is not your mother’s library. State-of-the-art study rooms, public workstations, tutoring services, and access to 50,000 on-campus volumes, plus millions of database articles await you.

Classroom in the Learning Commons

Guaranteed Internship Opportunities

All first-year undergraduate students are guaranteed an internship or research experience opportunity.

Two students working closely at a computer

Close to Everything Kansas City

At Avila, you’re only 15 minutes away from world-class museums, historical landmarks, professional sports venues, and centers of culture, commerce, and industry.

Kansas City skyline with Union Station in the foreground

Find Your Mentor

Avila’s faculty will challenge you, inspire you, and become more than just another teacher.

Graphic design professor working over the shoulder of her students

“My first year at Avila was a life changing experience. My field of study was undecided and I was blindsided by the idea of a degree in music.The relationships I have formed with the music faculty are irreplaceable.”

Max Hasselquist
Avila alumna Kae Astra w/Modern Outsider
Avila alumna Kami Woodard
Avila alumna Nicole Shaunte’
Amity Bryson Portrait


Avila University Department of Music, Borserine Hall
11901 Wornall Road / Kansas City, MO 64145 / 816-501-3661

Amity Bryson, DMA, Chair of the School of Performing Arts and Professor of Music
P: 816-501-3651 / E: amity.bryson

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