The major that goes with anything
If music is your passion, there's no place like Susquehanna. Enjoy small-school advantages and big-school opportunities at one of the best liberal arts music programs in the country.
We encourage you to double major. It gives you a unique educational experience and invaluable flexibility when it comes to your career.
Pair your music B.A. with psychology and pursue music therapy in graduate school. Love science as well as the arts? Major in biology and music! Want to go into the marketing or administrative side of music? Add a business or communications major.
Grow as a musician, performer and thinker
You'll get one-on-one mentoring from teachers who are experienced educators and active performers. We're an undergraduate-only program so you won't compete with graduate students for performance opportunities.
Enjoy bright, airy rehearsal and performance facilities-even our practice rooms have windows! Our magnificent Stretansky Concert Hall is an ideal performance space for acoustic music.
Be ready for anything
Gain skills that cross all disciplines.
You'll know how to work in large and small groups from being part of performance ensembles. You'll hone leadership skills through conducting and teaching. You'll know how to look at a subject extensively through various lenses—theoretical, historical, emotional and cultural.
You'll be more than ready to continue your music studies at graduate schools like Peabody Institute of Music, New England Conservatory of Music or Yale University—or venture into a field related to your second major.
Our graduates have become teachers, joined symphonies and become administrators at major performance venues.
Graduates have gone on to graduate school at:
University of Florida
University of Southern Maine
Stony Brook University
University of North Texas
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
Eastman School of Music
University of Michigan
New England Conservatory of Music
Peabody Institute of Music
Pennsylvania State University
Graduates have gone on to jobs at:
Milton Area High School
Atonement Lutheran Church
Staats Operette Dresden
University of North Texas College of Music
South Shore Symphony Orchestra
Pinellas Youth Symphony
University of Connecticut
Loyalsock Township School District
Stone Hill Middle School
Jumoke Academy Charter Schools
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Music Theory & Ear Training
The academic catalog is the compilation of all the amazing classes and programs being offered at Susquehanna during a given academic year. For more information about the courses being offered, programs available, and much more, download the catalog and dig in.See the 2020-2021 Academic Catalog
Choral ensembles provide students with unique musical experiences on and off campus.
The Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band perform a wide repertoire in a challenging and rewarding environment.
Pianists and organists perform in a range of solo, chamber, and large ensemble settings on the finest instruments.
A traditional big band and small combos appear at a variety of venues.
Small ensembles offer opportunities to study highly specialized literature.
The Opera Studio performs fully-staged productions with orchestra in addition to programs of opera scenes.
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seats in Stretansky Concert Hall
The program provides the surrounding communities with lifelong learning opportunities for professional music study and enrichment activities in an academic environment, including individual lessons in voice, piano, organ, and most band and orchestra instruments, along with group music classes for infants through adults.
The hallmark of the program is the rich collaboration among music faculty, music students, and the children and adults who take lessons and classes.Read More