Music Degree Program

Meet Our Music Faculty

Prepare for a career in performance or sacred music with Averett’s Bachelor of Arts in Music degree. Based in the Emily Swain Grousbeck Music Center, our Music program offers voice, piano, and organ students the opportunity to develop their technique, their expression, and their background knowledge of music history and composition. You’ll have the opportunity to gain hands-on performance and programming skills, either as part of our handbell and choral groups, or within local churches as an organist or pianist.

After graduation, you can work in private instruction, performance or in church music. The curriculum of our Music major is also appropriate for those who want to pursue graduate study or move on to a seminary program.

Courses in the Music Degree Program

All students within the Music major take the following core courses:

  • Basic Conducting
  • Choral Conducting for the Church Musicians
  • Fundamentals of Music
  • Introduction to Music Literature
  • Music History:  Classical, Romantic, and Twentieth Century
  • Music History:  Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque
  • Music Theory I and Lab
  • Music Theory II and Lab
  • Music Theory III
  • Music Theory IV

Music majors at Averett can choose from two concentration areas:

  • Performance
  • Church Music

Additional courses in these areas cover advanced topics in programming, teaching, performance, and music theory.

Music Minor

The Department of Music also offers a Music minor consisting of 21 credits in theory, history, and performance. Students pursuing the Music minor may choose to study piano, music, or voice.

For full details of courses for the Music degree program, please see our course catalog. To read admissions requirements for this program, including audition guidelines, please click here.

For more information about Averett University and our Music degree programs in Virginia, contact us or apply now and get started on your career today!