Program Overview

Music provides an experience of something transcendent, an outlet for creativity, a stirring of our emotions, an expression of culture, an opportunity for fellowship around something beautiful. At Immaculata, you’ll learn about music from a range of perspectives—historical, cultural, aesthetic, psychological, and applied.

Whether you want to be a performer, composer, educator, or therapist, Immaculata offers you a strong foundation in the fundamentals of music and solid preparation to use the power of music to teach, to heal, to worship, and to enrich the lives of all people.

Program Highlights

Talented faculty

Our faculty members love music and will inspire you to love it, too. As accomplished scholars, performers, and educators, they are well-connected in the music world and can assist you with networking. You’ll get personal attention during private lessons from professors who will encourage you to continually strive for artistic improvement.

All-Steinway School

Immaculata is an All-Steinway School with several Steinway concert grand pianos and numerous Steinway-made practice pianos. Each one is a hand-built work of art with incomparable tone and touch. Steinway pianos, the finest in the world, inspire students to develop their artistic talents and prepare them to perform at the highest level.

Solid curriculum

Immaculata is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Our music therapy degree programs are approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), and our music education degree program is in compliance with the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE). 

All music students gather weekly to listen to guest speakers and performers who cover various topics in music and give recitals. Organizations such as NAfME (National Association for Music Education), Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA), American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), and Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) regularly visit the campus, offering students opportunities to learn more about their fields and to network with professionals.

Performance opportunities

Immaculata offers a number of musical organizations as well as ensembles for a variety of instruments and musical tastes. You’ll have frequent chances to perform, either in a group or solo.

Choral

  • Chorale
  • Madrigal Singers
  • Men's Glee Club
  • Liturgical Music Ensemble

Instrumental

  • Brass Ensemble
  • Concert Band
  • Flute Choir
  • Guitar Ensemble
  • Jazz Ensemble
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Piano Ensemble
  • Saxophone Ensemble
  • String Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Trumpet Ensemble
  • Woodwind Ensemble

Clubs and Organizations

  • American Choral Directors Association
  • Cue & Curtain Theatre
  • Immaculata Symphony
  • In Unison (Acapella Group)
  • AMTA (American Music Therapy Association), Music Therapy Club
  • IU Pep Band
  • PCMEA (Pennsylvania Collegiate Music Education Association), Music Education Club
  • Variety Show

Convenient location

With its proximity to Philadelphia, Immaculata offers access to live performances of classical, jazz, rock, folk, world, and hip-hop music. Check out the concert schedules of well-known performance venues such as the Kimmel Center, the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, and World Café Live. Hear the Philadelphia Orchestra, Philly POPS! or Opera Philadelphia.

Curriculum

Immaculata’s B.A. in Music provides a strong liberal arts education together with broad musical training. This major allows you to develop your skills as a musician and pursue a range of career options without committing you to a specific profession. The wide-ranging knowledge, critical thinking skills, and self-discipline you gain in this program will prepare you for success in your chosen occupation or in graduate studies.

View the course sequence sheet for the B.A. in music.

You may also add an emphasis in performance to your B.A. In this program, you’ll hone your talent and develop discipline in practicing. But practicing doesn’t mean monotonous repetition. You will learn to practice in different areas, mastering the physical, technical, mechanical, structural, rhythmic, and interpretive facets of making music.

View the course sequence sheet for the B.A. in music  with performance emphasis.

Admission Requirements

Contact the Music Department at (610) 647-4400 ext. 3453 or e-mail musicdept@immaculata.edu to arrange for an audition. You will also need to submit the Music Department application, in addition to Immaculata's general undergraduate application.

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1145 King Road, Immaculata, PA. 19345 p. 610-647-4400 or call toll-free: 1-877-42 TODAY
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Immaculata University | Copyright ©2015 All Rights Reserved