Music (Bachelor of Arts)
College of Arts and Sciences
Other Programs Available
Do you have a passion for music? Do you enjoy the thrill of performing? If so, you can pursue your passion with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in music from Creighton University. Music majors learn the historical, theoretical, aesthetic and practical approaches to the study of Western art music. At Creighton, you’ll receive a comprehensive musical education that prepares you for a variety of post-graduate options.
The music minor will give you a solid foundation in musical arts. The minor provides a basic understanding of music theory, music history, ear training, sight-singing and performance on voice or a selected instrument.
The median salary for those with a bachelor’s degree in music is $42,000, and nearly 20% of music graduates go on to work in education, according to the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
Music graduates are also found in:
- Music industry and business
- Music therapy
- Communications and media
- Library science
- Professional, community and church conducting and composing
Many music graduates go on to advanced study in music, law, education and the health sciences; professional employment with performing organizations; arts administration positions; and private employment (such as private music instruction).
- To analyze, critique and stylistically categorize a piece of music using traditional theory techniques
- To identify, compare/contrast and describe major composers, genres and stylistic movements within the primary eras of Western art music
- To sight-sing individual lines of music on primary clefs in major and minor keys
- How to aurally identify and dictate major and minor keys, chord qualities, basic harmonic progressions and simple voice-leading
- How to play simple piano compositions, major and minor scales, and arpeggios
- How to produce a vocal sound with proper breath support
- The history of your primary instrument or voice type
- Performance techniques
Special requirement for admission to the music program: Audition in front of the full-time music faculty after the first semester of enrollment in applied lessons, scheduled through the music coordinator.
Learn more about general admissions requirements for Creighton University.
Grace Keenan Endowed Scholarship
The $4,000 Grace Keenan Endowed Scholarship is available to incoming freshmen who intend to major or minor in the visual or performing arts. The renewable scholarship is funded by a donation from Grace Keenan, a retired teacher who loved the arts and opened her home and heart to Creighton students.