Musical Arts

MajorBachelor of Music Arts

Your Music. Your Way.

Butler’s Musical Arts major offers a tailored experience for music students seeking to specialize in diverse subjects such as jazz studies, composition, music history, music theory, music performance, or piano pedagogy. This program stands out for its flexibility in course selection, allowing you to shape your academic journey while ensuring ample opportunities for performance, experiential learning, and valuable mentorship from accomplished faculty members.

Program Information


Sample courses in this program include:

  • AM 23 – Keyboard Skills 3  
  • MH 305 – Music History and Literature 1 
  • MH 308 – Music in Global Contexts 
  • ME 330 – Self-Representation for Musicians 
  • ME 340 – Digital Recording 1 

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

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Whatever path you’re interested in pursuing, there’s a place for you at Butler.


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