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    As a music major, you’ll study the history of music, music theory and composition in addition to practicing playing an instrument for performance. Beyond Bach and Beethoven, you’ll study non-Western music, as well as the folk and blues tradition in North America. In addition to regular classes like music history, music theory and composition, you’ll spend time practicing solo and attending rehearsals to practice with a group. There are regular recitals for peers and professors.

    Most music majors intend to perform, but this course of study can lead to a career as an archivist, arts administrator, composer, music teacher (private lessons or in a school environment) and record labels. The work environment is just as varied: offices, churches, recording studios and private homes. Music majors interested in directing or conducting a symphony usually pursue a master’s degree. But, the degree isn’t limiting by any means. Juanita Kidd Stout, a Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (and the first African American woman elected to a judgeship in the US) was a music major.

    • Smith College

      Smith College Save

      Elm St, Northampton, MA 01063
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      Like its Five College neighbor Mt. Holyoke, Smith has stayed true to the purpose of educating women; however, it does so in the different context of the thriving small city of Northampton. Not nearly so attractive a few decades ago, ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Connecticut College

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      270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT 06320
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      Originally the Connecticut College for Women, Conn College is now a coeducational institution on an attractive campus above New London, across the road from the United States Coast Guard Academy. Perhaps more fortunate than peers Skidmore and Vassar in admitting ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • The University of Texas at Austin

      The University of Texas at Austin Save

      2400 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78712
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      A Democratic stronghold in the reddest of Red States, UT-Austin combines proud traditions of academic and athletic—especially football—excellence. The Plan II Honors Program is one of the nation's oldest public university offerings for scholars, and "Hook ‘Em, Horns"—for the Texas ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Occidental College

      Occidental College Save

      1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
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      Occidental College's undergraduate program requires students to complete a demanding liberal arts core curriculum that includes healthy doses of world culture, math, science, humanities, and a foreign language, in addition to passing a comprehensive examination in a chosen field. learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Bryn Mawr College

      Bryn Mawr College Save

      101 N Merion Avenue, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
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      Feisty actress Katharine Hepburn attended Bryn Mawr many years ago, and something about her brainy contrarian independence seems appropriate to this original member of the Seven Sisters of women's colleges. When Vassar and Skidmore decided to admit men, Bryn Mawr ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Gettysburg College

      Gettysburg College Save

      300 N Washington St, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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      Gettysburg College is college with 2524 students located in Gettysburg, PA. learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of Florida

      University of Florida Save

      355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611
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      If the Gator Nation isn't widely thought of a first-rate public institution yet, campus leaders in Gainesville won't stop trying until Florida has that status. An advertising campaign a few years back had a picture not of the campus but ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Land Grant
    • Bates College

      Bates College Save

      2 Andrews Road, Lewiston, ME 04240
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      Founded by abolitionists in 1855 and egalitarian from its inception, Bates has an attractive campus in a Maine mill town that may have peaked before the 1964 Cassius Clay vs. Sonny Liston heavyweight prizefight. True to its origin, Bates continues ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Case Western Reserve University

      Case Western Reserve University Save

      10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44106
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      "Small classes, world class facilities, and "brilliant" professors are what you'll find at this "sleeper" school in Cleveland. While Case Western is widely known for churning out topflight engineers, the "very studious, serious, diverse, and conservative" students report that the ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Kenyon College

      Kenyon College Save

      Kenyon College, Gambier, OH 43022
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      "The "Kenyon experience" provides an "environment where people really care that students are learning." The liberal arts-filled academic environment is "competitive" and "rigorous," but in a "lighthearted, self-motivated" kind of way, and the "hard-working, fun-loving insomniacs" here seem to really ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Mount Holyoke College

      Mount Holyoke College Save

      50 College Street, South Hadley, MA 01075
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      One of the Seven Sisters that has stayed true to its founding mission, Mt. Holyoke continues to educate women on a gorgeous campus in the western Massachusetts village of South Hadley. A member of the Five College Consortium—which includes neighbors ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • SUNY at Binghamton

      SUNY at Binghamton Save

      4400 Vestal Parkway East, Vestal, NY 13850
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      Binghamton University offers a top-notch education at a state-school price. Pre-professional programs, most notably in psychology, accounting, and nursing, are particularly strong here, and students say on-campus activities are varied and plentiful. learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions

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