Major or Minor in Music

Whether you’re interested in music as a composer, a performer, a sound engineer or a scholar, studying music at Clark University is a journey of exploration and discovery. You’ll build your musical skills as you create and perform music and develop new insights through music theory and musicology. We stress the advantages of combining professional musical training with the humanistic breadth offered by a strong liberal arts education.

Why Study Music at Clark?

  • Choose from four tracks of study – performance; composition and music theory; music history and criticism; and music technology – and have the option of combining your study of music with complementary disciplines as well as study-abroad programs.
  • Perform in one of our vocal or instrumental ensembles.
  • Engage in intellectual, critical, artistic, creative, theoretical, educational, legal and business issues that surround music and be mentored by internationally known faculty who are experts in the theory and practice of music.
  • Engage in cross-media collaboration through Clark’s Visual and Performing Arts Department, a tight-knit community that includes students majoring in art history; media, culture and the arts; screen studies; studio art; and theatre arts.
  • Build a strong academic foundation as you move through the music program’s LEEP learning curriculum, getting hands-on experience.