The Roger Williams University Music Program offers a B.A. degree with a Major in Music, as well as a Music Minor. If you are accepted by the University you are welcome to major in Music; the program does not have a separate audition requirement. Our B.A. degree provides a broader focus than one would find in a conservatory, and our philosophy is to work with students at all levels of skill and knowledge to develop their understanding of music-- in the world, in history, and in performance.
After you have competed the Foundation courses for the major you will have an opportunity to choose one of two tracks for your remaining courses. The “Music & Culture” track highlights performance and world culture through music, and the “Music & Technology” track explores 21st century developments in music, as influenced by new electronic and computer technologies.
In addition to studying Music, we encourage our students to take advantage of their access to world-class professional programs right here on campus. Our Music Majors have gone on to study and work in music performance and recording, music therapy, and arts management.
For information on how to apply to Roger Williams University, go to the Admissions page. If you have already studied music theory, you can get information on taking a test-out for Music 170 Basic Musicianship, the prerequisite to the Music Program's three-course theory sequence, by downloading the Test-Out description, or emailing Assistant Professor Elliott McKinley.