The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The University offers a bachelor of arts (B.A.) and a bachelor of science (B.S.) in music liberal arts.
The Music Liberal Arts Program combines the best of the University's Foundational Studies Program with formal musical preparation. This degree is perfect for students who want to pursue a minor in a non-music field, such as business administration, English, history, chemistry, legal studies, psychology, communication, and others.
Each student receives a solid foundation in comprehensive, integrated musicianship by participating in performance ensembles, by taking private lessons, by attending concerts, and by studying music theory, music history and literature, piano, music technology, scoring, and conducting.
The School of Music's size is ideal for maximum student-to-faculty interaction while still providing wide-ranging opportunities for aspiring musicians. The distinguished faculty of performers and scholars shares an uncommonly strong commitment to teaching, research, experience-based learning, and each student's career development.
Other opportunities include the University's Honors Program and study abroad programs, which range from summer programs to a single semester or a full academic year in over 56 countries.
In addition to the University's regular admission process, there is a separate admission process for a student to be admitted as a music major. For further information, visit the School of Music.
Note: In addition to the music liberal arts major (listed above), the School of Music offers a music minor and a general music teaching minor. A certificate program is available in piano pedagogy. Also offered are a music major with concentrations in merchandising or business administration, a music composition major, a music education major, and a music performance major.
Graduates of the Music Liberal Arts Program possess an increased enthusiasm for, a broadened knowledge of, a refined technique in, and a lifelong commitment to the art of music—and are prepared to pursue graduate study in music or other areas in the humanities.
In addition, the School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The Music Education Program holds accreditation with the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the Music Business Program is affiliated with NAMM (International Music Products Association).
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.
Music scholarships are awarded through a competitive audition process that begins in November and concludes by March 1 of each academic year. To be considered for a music scholarship for the following academic year, students must have auditioned by March 1.
The Graduate Catalog and Undergraduate Catalog of Indiana State University are the documents of authority for all students. The requirements given in the catalogs supersede information issued by any academic department, program, college, or school. The University reserves the right to change the requirements at any time.