The B.A. in music offers students the opportunity to study performance, composition, theory, and technology in a liberal arts setting.
Classical Performance students learn advanced music theory and have a strong emphasis on private lessons and performing ensembles each semester. The capstone requirement is a Senior Recital.
Audition and Declaring the Major
Students wishing to declare the music major concentration in Classical Performance must first pass an entrance audition on an instrument or voice. In order to complete the major, all students must attain intermediate level on a single instrument or voice; must have or acquire piano skills sufficient to pass the piano proficiency examination; and must pass a junior standing examination, usually at the end of the sophomore year.
Natalie Slack '14 double majored in Music and English, and completed an internship with the UVM Lane Series while she was a student. She now works in the Marketing and Creative Services Department at Carnegie Hall.
Margaret Roddy '11 is the general manager at Champlain Philharmonic. She played clarinet in orchestra, wind ensemble, and chamber ensembles, and double majored in Classical Performance and Political Science.