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.

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Our Music Bachelor of Arts Degree
Music B.A.

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.

Our Music Education Degree
Music Education

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.

Our Music Performance Major
Music Performance

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.

Our Music Composition Major
Music Composition

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.

Our Music Technology Minor
Music Technology

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.

Our Arts Administration Minor
Arts Administration

Our new arts administration minor is the perfect complement to a major in the arts, including theatre and music.

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Audition Information

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.

Choral Institute

High school musicians are invited to the Choral Institute, a unique summer performance experience at Susquehanna University.

Music Preparatory Program

Providing the surrounding communities with lifelong learning opportunities for professional music study and enrichment activities.

Festivals, Workshops & Events

The Department of Music holds numerous events throughout the year, including festivals  and workshops for high school students.

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Department of Music

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Phone & Email

Admissions and auditions: adamss@susqu.edu
General information: boggsj@susqu.edu