Evidenced in the collaborative energies between applied studios and ensembles, or the interwoven elements of theory and practice, the Department of Music strives to foster skills for excellent musicianship within an interactive environment.
_For more than 60 years the University of Delaware Department of Music has been dedicated to the musical growth of its students and the cultural enrichment of the community, offering a range of music majors and minors and presenting a variety of public performances.
A full member of the National Association of Schools of Music, the department offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music and Music Management; Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education, Theory/Composition and Performance; and Master of Music degrees in Performance, Composition, Conducting and Music Education. For non-majors, the department offers minors in applied music, musical studies, jazz studies, music management and church music. Non-majors also compete on an equal basis with majors for ensemble seating.
In addition to programs for music majors and minors, the department offers classes and activities for the general student population. Approximately 1,000 students enroll each year in music appreciation courses, and more than 500 students earn academic credit by participating in the department's music ensembles and performance programs.