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While most music degrees are focused exclusively on refining performance skills, Blackburn’s Music program combines technical craft with in-depth entrepreneurial knowledge needed to launch professional careers in the music industry. Modeled by real-world career experiences, you will build business competence and income-producing skills necessary to enter the workforce upon completion of your degree.

Build your brand, create press kits, cultivate a social media presence, and learn how to manage finances as a freelance artist and independent contractor. Strengthen your skills with personalized faculty coaching, guest artist master classes, and professional mentorship. Showcase your musical craft during live, stage-based performances and concert series on campus and in the surrounding community. Launch a business plan and host a senior recital to complete your degree and kickstart your professional career

You can earn a bachelor of arts degree in music with specializations in piano and voice performance. Your time in the program will be enhanced by Blackburn’s state-of-the-art performance facilities, the current faculty, and the college’s unique student-led work program. It’s an individualized educational environment not found in any other school.

Students will take courses such as:

  • Six semesters of Arts Entrepreneurship
  • Music Directing and Conducting
  • Two Years of Music Theory & Aural Skills
  • A sequence of inclusive Music History
  • Senior Recital and Project

Programs Include

  • Piano Performance Major
  • Vocal Performance Major
  • Music Minor
Jan 13
Friday, January 13, 2023

Jazz Concert – Adaron (Pops) Jackson Trio

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Application and Audition Information

To enter Blackburn as a music major or minor, and to compete for music scholarships, please follow these steps:

  1. Apply to Blackburn College
  2. Review Audition Requirements
  3. Apply to Audition

Nov 15, 2022
Celebrate the Holiday Season with Annual Christmas at Blackburn Performance Office of Marketing & Public Relations / Press Releases
Nov 03, 2022
Blackburn College choir singing and standing on a platform, photographed on stage from the back of the stage facing towards the audience
Blackburn Music & Theatre Department to Present “Billy Goats Gruff” Opera for Children Office of Marketing & Public Relations / Press Releases
Oct 25, 2022
Department of Music & Theatre Presents Wide-Ranging Guest Artist Series Office of Marketing & Public Relations / Press Releases
Sep 13, 2022
Blackburn Music Department Presents Showcase Office of Marketing & Public Relations / Press Releases
May 27, 2022
Blackburn College Department of Music & Theatre to Host Summer Workshops Office of Marketing & Public Relations / Press Releases
May 18, 2022
Dr. Joseph Welch Named Opera Edwardsville’s First Artist-In-Residence Office of Marketing & Public Relations / Announcements
Mar 29, 2022
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“Songs of Cole Porter” Performance Event Office of Marketing & Public Relations / News

Work Program Connections

Blackburn connects your classroom knowledge with career-specific skills, insight, experiences, and connections — everything you need for a successful career launch. Our Work Program provides students an opportunity to:

  • Grow and gain experience in the workforce
  • Work in positions that support their area of academic interest
  • Be a contributing member of the community
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