As a music major, you’ll learn about music, its history, its cultural impact, and its performance practices. You’ll need to select a concentration in either Applied Studies, Music History & Literature, Music Composition, or Sound Recording Technology. You should also seriously consider adding an academic minor to define your career path in addition to a BA in Music.

Our small setting adds up to big opportunity. Here, you’re not just another talented musician trying to stand out from hundreds of others; you’re a valued member of a family. When you first arrive on campus, we’ll assign you a faculty mentor who will guide you until you graduate. You’ll get to know our amazing, dedicated music professors. They are all distinguished performers who hold degrees from leading musical institutions. They will become personally invested in your success and open doors for you.

Performance opportunities abound. We offer choral ensembles, bands, a full symphony orchestra, chamber music groups, a pit orchestra and more. Many of these groups travel nationally and internationally to places like New York City, China, Germany, Rome and New Zealand. In addition, you can’t beat our facilities. The Freed Center for the Performing Arts and our beautiful Snyder Recital Hall in Presser Hall are both top-notch.

Let’s face it, music is a specialized field. It takes a special blend of talent and opportunity to carve out a career. At ONU, you bring the talent and we provide the opportunity. We’ll help you build a career doing what you love – making music!