Music Degrees and Curriculum

Bianchi Manuscripts

Fordham University offers both a major and a minor in Music. Students are encouraged to explore the depths of their talents while pursuing their degree, all while cultivating their critical thinking and analysis skills through a rigorous Liberal Arts education.

At the conclusion of their studies, our majors and minors will:

  • Possess strong listening skills, and be able to explain verbally and in prose what they have heard.

  • Understand theory fundamentals, including rhythm, harmony, and compositional forms.

  • Understand and describe  music as part of systems of culture that give sounds their meanings.

  • Through experience in faculty-coached ensembles, learn to balance individual effort with communal achievement.

  • Possess strong critical thinking skills and writing skills, applicable both to music and beyond.

No Auditions Required for the Music Major or Minor