Within the music area, three degrees are offered; the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Fine Arts, and the Bachelor of Arts-Concentration in Music Education. No matter which degree best suits your needs, you will receive thorough training in the fundamentals of music theory, history, and performance. You will develop your skills on your primary instrument (or voice) in applied lessons with our outstanding faculty, which includes graduates from some of the most distinguished music schools in the world. You will have ample opportunity to participate in various instrumental and vocal ensembles, performing in a wide variety of musical styles. Students enrolled in our music education program will also have the opportunity to study jazz improvisation and jazz ensemble rehearsal techniques with our jazz specialist. And you will be able to attend free performances by faculty and visiting guest artists.
The B.F.A. Music program emphasizes performance on a musical instrument or voice. You will receive longer private lessons and specialized performance opportunities (juries and recitals) designed to help you attain a high level of technical proficiency and artistry on your instrument. This degree is designed to prepare you for a career as a performing artist, or for graduate study in any musical field.
"All Steinway School"
In the fall of 2008, LHU became officially designated by Steinway & Sons as an All-Steinway School. All of LHU's pianos – in practice rooms, classrooms, and performance venues – were replaced by brand new Steinway-designed instruments, and LHU joined the ranks of elite music schools (such as Yale University, the China Conservatory of Music, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Juilliard School) that are "All Steinway." When you attend Lock Haven University, you will have the singular advantage of being part of an elite global network of All-Steinway Schools.