Jordan College of the Arts


Major | Minor | Three Year

| Bachelor of Arts

As a Music major, you will have access to world-class performance facilities and diverse ensembles such as the Butler Symphony Orchestra, Butler University Chorale, Jazz Ensembles, and more. You’ll be mentored by faculty who are renowned performers and scholars, while engaging in a flexible curriculum that gives you the freedom to customize your college experience. You can expect to collaborate with internationally acclaimed artists, complete a major research project, or even teach in the Butler Community Arts School, giving you noteworthy opportunities for a well-rounded education.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • AM021, Keyboard Skills
  • MT101, Music Theory
  • MH308, Music in Global Contexts
  • ME330, Self-Representation for Music
  • MH305, Music History & Literature
  • MT311, Basic Conducting

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

  • Jazz Studies
  • Music Composition
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Performance
  • Piano Pedagogy

The Music major can be completed in a total of three years. More information can be found here.

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Imagine. Innovate. Inspire.

True innovation in arts education comes from a combination of a liberal arts foundation, personal attention from renowned practicing artists, and opportunities for performance, internships, and community outreach. 

Jordan College of the Arts (JCA) students are challenged from their first days on campus to embrace their individuality and learn their art. Add collaborative partnerships and personalized experiences and students are primed to practice and create their best work. 

Through it all, we create the new artist-citizen. Those who will inspire the evolution of the arts—making our communities, economies, culture, and people better for it.