MusicThe Study of Music at Susquehanna
The goal of the department is to help students achieve their highest musical potential within the framework of a liberal arts education. Programs meet a variety of needs. The bachelor of music degree is available in music education and performance, while the bachelor of arts degree program in music offers more flexibility. There are also minors in music performance, music theory/literature, and music technology.
Music performance is central to the overall curricular experience. Students in music degree programs select a major performance area in which they are proficient and show promise. Major performance areas include piano, organ, voice, violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion and guitar.
Music Opportunities for Non-music Majors. The department provides a variety of music opportunities for all students, regardless of their majors and career goals. Non-majors may take upper-level music courses with permission of the instructor. They may apply up to 16 semester hours of music credit toward their degree programs. The department also welcomes non-majors in performing groups and private study upon a successful audition or permission from the instructor.