Music Curriculum

Our faculty are committed to mentoring you through the many opportunities of the Program, the campus, and the city. Take advantage of all the Music Program and this deep University has to offer: compete for research grants, travel internationally with our ensembles, or intern with partners like the Washington National Opera. We pride ourselves on giving you world-class professional opportunities and contacts while you explore the depths of studying Music in American University's liberal arts tradition. Features of our program include

  • a National Association of School of Music (NASM) accredited program with traditional core courses in ear-training, theory, history, private lessons, and ensembles
  • experience in multiple genres and a community invested in your success
  • classes small enough for personal attention, and big enough for a robust exchange of ideas
  • the ability to develop to your highest potential at the pace you need
  • specialized upper-level courses chosen in consultation with your dedicated faculty mentor
  • flexible requirements beyond the important degree core allowing you to combine your love of music with any other degree programs across the campus