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Department of Music
Phone: (509) 963-1216
Fax: (509) 963-1239

About our BA in Music

Our Bachelor’s in Music is designed to increase your skills as a musician, as well as broaden your understanding of music theory, history, and literature through your music major classes. Our BA in Music is ideal if you want music to be the center of your studies, but you are not pursuing performance or education.

Why study Music at CWU?

Our graduates have gone on to teach in private schools, run their own private studios, work in arts management, succeeding in careers both in and out of the arts because of the skills they developed through our program.

Want to apply? Check out our Admissions Audition information, as well as our Undergraduate Handbook

Program Highlights

Where is this program offered?


How much does this program cost?

Find out how much this program costs through the registrar.


Each year, the Music Department gives over $250,000 in scholarships and waivers for incoming and returning students. To learn more, check out our Music Scholarship Information.


We offer many ensemble opportunities in a wide range of instrumental combinations, styles, and proficiencies. From our large symphony orchestra, wind ensemble, or premier vocal group to our small jazz combos and brass quintets, there is an ensemble for you.

For a full list of ensembles, reference our CWU Music Ensemble Opportunities

Degree Information

For information regarding admission requirements, required and elective courses, please reference the 2022-2023 Academic Catalog.

Interested? Check out our recommended Academic Plan.

Questions? Contact us.

Department of Music
(509) 963-1216

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