Welcome to the Department of Music
Join a community of musicians whose passion, discipline and creativity inspire learning and extraordinary performances.
You'll perform, compose, conduct, teach and graduate ready to command an audience, write music or lead a classroom.
Individual attention is our hallmark—classes are small. Because we are solely undergrad, you'll interact directly with our faculty who bring extensive real-world experience, impressive credentials and professional connections.
You'll also interact with accomplished artists, composers and leading industry professionals in master classes and informally.
Our philosophy is that you should take full advantage of all of your musical opportunities. Teach children and adults through the Music Preparatory Program or in a public school K-12 setting. Take a music-focused trip abroad through our award-winning Global Opportunities program.
From the classroom to the studio to the recital hall and beyond, you'll be inspired to pursue your personal and professional goals.
Our Bachelor of Arts degree in music also gives you the flexibility to major or minor in almost anything else you choose—whether you’re planning to pursue a career in music or just want to focus on a personal passion.
Consider Susquehanna University’s music education degree. From your very first year, you’ll spend time in area classrooms, observing real-world techniques for teaching music to young people.
Susquehanna’s well-respected music performance program attracts top students like you and faculty who share a passion not only for music, but for learning from one another. Friendly competition will inspire you and drive you to improve.
Explore a variety of musical styles, gain experience conducting, become well-versed in musical literature and theory, and be ready to pursue an advanced degree and then a career as a composer, arranger or teacher.
With Susquehanna’s music technology minor, you’ll start to explore studio and audio recording, engineering, and the use of computers, software and other technology in the music industry.
Prospective students who wish to major or minor in music must audition for music department faculty after applying for admission to the university.
Wind Ensemble Institute
High school students are invited to Wind Ensemble Institute, a week-long summer performance experience at Susquehanna University.
High school musicians are invited to the Choral Institute, a unique summer performance experience at Susquehanna University.
Providing the surrounding communities with lifelong learning opportunities for professional music study and enrichment activities.
The Department of Music holds numerous events throughout the year, including festivals and workshops for high school students.