Keys to Success

The study of music on the collegiate level is based upon skills and understandings developed before entering college. Some of the music abilities involved are:

  • perform­ance on an instrument or as a vocalist
  • aural discrim­ination of relationships involving pitch, duration, and timbre
  • understanding of notation

These and many other skills related to the theory and literature of music, perfor­mance, and music education will be developed during a student's college years.

The typical music student enters college with considerab­le depth of experience in some medium of perform­ance (voice, trumpet, cello, piano, etc.) and has studied privately and performed publicly in solo and/or ensembles.

For complete information on program requirements, please consult the Music Undergraduate Handbook (PDF) and the Ball State University Undergraduate Catalog, or contact the Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs in Music.

School of Music
Hargreaves Music Building (MU) 203
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-5400
Fax: 765-285-5401
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