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Undergraduate Music Majors
  • So, you want to major in music. At Capital University, we've been working with students like you for more than 85 years – and we've loved every minute of it. Since our Conservatory of Music began in 1919, we've been offering programs that prepare students for a variety of musical careers, while providing the experience of a well-rounded education. Our graduates have gained recognition as professional performers, teachers, conductors, and music business and industry entrepreneurs. Many of our students go on to prestigious graduate schools after leaving Capital. Others have used their education as a springboard to careers in audio and video production, arts administration and law.

    Bachelor of Arts in Music | Composition | Jazz Studies | Keyboard Pedagogy – Church, Organ or Piano | Music Education | Music Industry | Music Technology | Performance | Professional Studies in Music Technology | Vocal Performance | Minor in Music 


    Course requirements for all majors and minors can be found in our online course bulletin.  


    You'll be taught by the best professionals in the country. A list of our faculty members' accomplishments reads like a "Who's Who in Music." They all share one thing in common though – teaching is their first priority.

    While attending Capital, people will applaud your efforts. There are concerts and recitals on campus, tours to other states and countries plus yearly appearances at national and international festivals and competitions. You'll gain valuable experience in performing and recognition for your accomplishments.

    Learning goes on everywhere around you – not just inside the classroom. The central-Ohio region is alive with music and other exciting events, including: the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, the internationally acclaimed Columbus Jazz Orchestra and the award-winning Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra, Opera Columbus and Broadway Series all just 10 minutes from campus. Throughout the year, the Conservatory of Music sponsors workshops, clinics and events that include the annual NOW Music Festival, Jazz & World Music Festival and the Early Music in Columbus concert series. You will experience concerts, commissioned works, clinics and master classes with world-renowned artists. In addition, off-campus internships and the opportunity for in-residence study at the internationally known Recording Workshop in Chillicothe enhance the professional instruction offered on campus.

    Faculty members will actually know your name. The Conservatory strives for quality, not quantity, in its enrollment. You'll enjoy small class sizes that allow for the personal attention you need – and deserve.

    At Capital University, you can pursue a variety of interests in addition to music. Several Conservatory programs give you the option of developing a minor or even another major outside of music. In addition, by completing the university's General Education goals and other elective classes, you will develop an interest and ability to learn about the world around you that will serve you long after you leave Capital.