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Music (B.A.)

Music (B.A.)


Holiday Choral Event

Holiday celebrations include student performances by the Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, the Hill Singers and String Ensemble. 

Program Information

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is designed for students who wish to gain a general knowledge of a wide range of musical topics.  Students take courses in Music Theory, Aural Skills, Music History as well as develop skills in their desired musical concentration.

At Chestnut Hill College, small class sizes facilitate learning on an individual and personal level, and the knowledge and expertise of highly qualified professors, who are also performers, help to create a music network for future careers. Professors take extra time with students and are ready to assist students who wish to succeed in their studies.

Through the BA, students will have many opportunities to perform in ensembles of all types, from small chamber groups to large ensembles and they will perform in the annual Chestnut Hill musical.  Semester recitals are part of the curriculum and give students the experience of performing in front of their peers.

 Chestnut Hill College was named an All-Steinway School in 2011. This designation brands Chestnut Hill College as an institution committed to musical excellence.

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Program Requirements

For information about major and minor requirements, view the Music section of the catalog.

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Those interested in joining us as Music or Music Education majors must audition for the Music faculty.

After Graduation

A major in Music will give you the basic qualifications to pursue a career in many different music-related positions. Careers in music journalism are exciting opportunities for creative and knowledgeable writers to use their skills which may extend to music publishing or music criticism. Finding a job in the music industry, radio and/or television, or even musical theater takes tremendous talent, showmanship, patience and a lot of web connections.

Since Philadelphia has an active and appreciative musical life, these opportunities can be found more easily here than in other cities. Instrument building and repairing is also a fascinating avenue for students who love instruments and are intrigued with how and why instruments look and sound different.

A Bachelor of Music will give you credentials and skills needed to pursue careers in many fields:

Studio Teacher
Vocal Performer
Instrumental Performer
Music Librarian 
Music Managerial positions
Music Critic/Journalist
Church Musician
Performing Arts Managerial positions
Music Theater 
Music Industry 

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Contact Information

Please contact Sr. Kathleen McCloskey at 215-248-7194, to learn more about the program.

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