Music department offerings are designed to provide an understanding of music through a study of styles and theory as well as performance opportunities. The curriculum is designed to integrate history and theory across historical periods and stylistic idioms while providing ensemble and applied music instruction as a basis for connecting practical and analytical aspects of the discipline.

Students who complete a music major can pursue graduate study in various areas, such as performing arts administration, music therapy and business applications.

Opportunities to perform and tour, as well as visits and master classes with professional musicians, make Ursinus an exciting place to get involved in music. Students are offered numerous opportunities to express themselves and to develop their musical talents. Ursinus offers a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree, and also offers minor concentrations in music theory or music history.

Whether your interest is instrumental or vocal, you will find a home in the Ursinus Music Department, and might one day find yourself touring with the Meistersingers in Europe (or singing the National Anthem at a Philadelphia Phillies game), playing alongside a guest artist with the jazz ensemble or doing a command performance at a campus event.  Like us on Facebook for info on upcoming concerts!

If you are a prospective student interested in majoring in Music, learn more about our Performing Arts Scholarship and save the date for Scholarship Day this January 2020.

Upcoming Events

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Monday Nov 25th, 2019

Flemish Recorder Concert

Ursinus is proud to host this collaboration of internationally known early music specialists. Flemish recorder virtuoso Paul Van Loey, along with Geoffrey Burgess (historical oboes) and Leon Schelhase (harpsichord) will present an evening of music by Bach, Telemann, van Eyck and others.

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Wednesday Dec 4th, 2019

Solo and Chamber Music Recital

Join the music department for a recital featuring solo and chamber music performances. 
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Sunday Dec 8th, 2019

Voices of Ursinus Winter Concert

To celebrate the winter season, Voices of Ursinus students and community singers join forces to present Morton Lauridsen’s beautiful “Lux Aeterna.” Director Jordan Shomper also invites you to bring your score to Handel’s “Messiah,” and to join us in song as the choir presents some choruses from Handel’s masterwork.

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Department of Music

Bomberger Hall Lower Level