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Music Degrees and Curriculum

Bianchi Manuscripts

Fordham University offers both a major and 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 harmony, voice leading, and compositional forms.
  • Appreciate music as part of systems of culture that give sounds their meanings.
  • Become better performers through experience in faculty-coached ensembles (a requirement for majors).
  • Possess strong critical thinking skills and writing skills, applicable both to music and beyond.

No Auditions Required for the Music Major or Minor