Music and Theatre
Your sound, our vision
EU music students learn from a faculty of accomplished professional musicians.
EU alum Dodin writes music for documentary
Michael Dodin, '15, wrote the music for 'The Power of One Voice,' a documentary examining Rachel Carson’s life and environmental work.
The Music Department is a place that nurtures the passion of young musicians, while promoting the art of music in the cultural, artistic and intellectual life of the University and the surrounding community through education and performance.
Centered in theory, performance and music history, the Department’s programs instill not only technical competence, but also broad knowledge of music and music literature, the ability to integrate musical knowledge and skills, sensitivity to musical styles and an insight into the role of music in intellectual and cultural life.
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The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is designed for students who have a strong interest in music and desire a comprehensive liberal studies program. Many graduates teach private music lessons, work as professional musicians or continue on to graduate school in Music History, Music Theory, Performance or Music Education.
The Bachelor of Arts in Music program is accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Association of Schools of Music.
The Bachelor of Arts in Music Education degree prepares students to teach general music, vocal music and instrumental music in the public schools, grades K – 12.
The Bachelor of Arts in Music Education program is accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and the National Association of Schools of Music.
**Pending AMTA approval
The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy Track will prepare students to prescribe therapeutic musical activities as a form of physical and mental health care. The musical interventions will help clients accomplish individualized goals and offer a therapeutic relationship. Completion of this degree will successfully prepare the student to take standardized tests to gain accreditation in their field to practice music therapy. The therapy addresses emotional, cognitive, social and physical need of their clients.
NOTE: This program is no longer open. Continuing students can view curriculum/course sequences here.
The Music Minor allows students to understand music on a deeper level through musical performance and analytical skills. The student may tailor the minor to fit their needs and increase marketability in the current job market. For example, nursing majors might find some of our courses in music therapy helpful in their growing field. By combining courses in performance, history and general techniques students will be able to acquire specific abilities to help broaden musical knowledge and open doors to understanding the power of this art for years to come.
The theatre minor provides students with a broad overview of theatre from both a practical and theoretical perspective.