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B.A. in Music

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Music from Colorado State University allows students to study music within a larger context of a liberal education.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

In comparison to the curriculum leading to the Bachelor of Music (B.M.), less emphasis is placed on studies specifically in music, with greater flexibility for studies in a field outside of music.

In lieu of a larger number of credits in music as required for the B.M, the B.A. in Music from Colorado State University student completes a 21-credit option in an area outside of music. In addition, completion of a major paper or capstone recital (half recital) is required during the senior year.



“My experience at CSU, and particularly in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology has been invaluable! The program was both challenging and supportive.”

Sara Bombaci // Master of Science

Courses Included

  • Music Theory
  • Aural Skills
  • Piano Class
  • Piano Class: Performance, Composition, and General Studies
  • Music History
  • Recital