The music major at Saint Joseph’s University provides a comprehensive curriculum that deepens musical understanding and awareness, fosters creative expression and encourages critical analysis and inquiry. It combines coursework in music theory, composition, history and performance. Courses equip students with the tools to understand and evaluate an existing body of work in both cultural and historic terms. This program will also provide the technical skills needed to bring one's own work to fruition.
Our music faculty members at Saint Joseph’s University are accomplished, award-winning professionals whose primary focus is to provide an excellent, personalized education. As mentors, they believe in each student's talent and will challenge and inspire them to reach their full potential.
Students will also participate in several performance ensembles sponsored by the Department of Music, Theatre and Film that offer many opportunities to engage in the art form. These include Big Band Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, University Singers, Concert Choir and various chamber music ensembles, presenting a wide array of events throughout the year. Individual lessons in voice, strings, trumpet, guitar, and piano are also offered.
Music majors receive excellent preparation for further study at the graduate level, and many students pursue careers in music, or excel in professions that combine music with other disciplines.