The Bachelor of Arts in Music is a liberal arts degree designed for those students who plan careers as musicians and who wish to enter graduate or professional music schools, or for those who wish to pursue music as a vocation. Performing areas include Piano, Vocal, or Instrumental Music.


Courses vary based on performing area.

Vocal Concentration

  • Applied Voice
  • University Choir
  • Sightsinging
  • Piano

Instrumental Concentration

  • University Band
  • Class Piano
  • Applied Instrument
  • General Conducting
  • Counterpoint

Piano Concentration

  • Applied Piano
  • World Music
  • Arranging
  • Piano Literature

Audition for Scholarships

Auditions for music scholarships are held throughout each year, and are awarded to students who demonstrate exceptional performance ability and academic achievement. Scholarships range from $500 to full tuition, room and board. Students will follow the same procedures for auditioning as mentioned above. 

The last date to audition for scholarships are indicated on the Department of Music Audition Application. Additional information on institutional scholarships, grants, loans and federal work-study is available through the University's Office of Financial Aid.

Claflin Academic Catalog

Courses & Requirements

View the academic catalog to see all courses and requirements.

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