St. Bonaventure University

Music Program


The music major at St. Bonaventure University is a liberal arts degree program, one that allows students to seriously satisfy individual creative inclination while providing the opportunity to increase aesthetic awareness and knowledge of art in general.

Creative aptitude and skills are developed in a methodical manner while relating music's history, trends, and current practices to those of other fields of study.

The music degree program evenly distributes required courses among the areas of history, theory, and practical experiences. Students have the opportunity to perform in a variety of musical ensembles, enroll in private studio study, and take courses such as composition, conducting, jazz improvisation, and MIDI/Audio production.


Support from 'home' buoys double major


At the end of a demanding day as a double major in music and psychology, Julie Curran loves coming home to her SBU family.

Program information


The Music Program offers a B.A. in music and a minor in music.


Bachelor of Arts in music

The major in music evenly distributes required courses among the areas of history, theory, and practical experiences, with ample opportunities to satisfy individual creative inclinations.

Degree requirements and a four-year plan for the music major

  • Minor in music

    For non-majors, the music minor provides a solid grounding in the fundamentals of music to complement their major fields.

    Requirements for the music minor


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