Explore and create the art of sound in the context of a broad liberal arts curriculum. The versatile B.A. in music degree gives you freedom to build your own balance between music and the liberal arts. You’ll study music history, theory and composition, refine your musicianship on your principal instrument, and have the opportunity to engage in a variety of performing ensembles. The B.A. in music is an excellent option if you plan to double major in preparation for a wide range of careers and graduate programs.
Be part of a strong, supportive community dedicated to academic and musical excellence, and to living at the intersection of faith and the arts. You’ll compose in our Music Innovation Lab, study one-on-one with acclaimed faculty, and perform with a stunning floor-to-ceiling window view of Coy Pond in our state-of-the-art Phillips Recital Hall, designed by the architect behind the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Seiji Ozawa Hall. Plus, Gordon’s location just north of Boston opens doors to world-renowned conservatories and concert halls.
The depth and breadth of your education in music and the liberal arts will prepare you to think critically, communicate effectively and contribute whole-heartedly while sharing your God-given talent—valuable skills for any career, including:
HEAR FROM A GRAD
M.M. in Flute Performance candidate, Bard College’s Longy School of Music
“My liberal arts education at Gordon truly pushed me to think outside the practice room. It enabled me to learn a new language, provided opportunities for study abroad, and challenged my perspective of faith and culture. Ultimately it equipped me with a greater empathy for my audiences, which is perhaps the most important tool a musician can use to serve others in both performance and life.”
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GO THE EXTRA MILE
Studying music makes you a celebrated part of the fabric that weaves the culture of the performing arts at Gordon. Music students consistently go the extra mile outside the classroom: