School of Music, Theatre, & Dance

Music Complementary

Students who would like to pair their passion for music with their other skills and calling may opt for the complementary major. This streamlined course of study may be undertaken alongside other majors on campus to enable students to customize their studies to meet their career and calling goals.

What classes will I take?

Among the classes in the 33-hour complementary major are:

  • music theory
  • music literature
  • world music
  • entrepreneurship
  • private lessons and ensembles

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What experiences will I have?

Music students at Anderson University may participate in instrument-specific or multiple instrument ensembles such as orchestra, wind ensemble, women’s chorus, valley voices, or Chorale. Students also prepare for and perform on student recitals, which are held in York Performance Hall.

What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?

The type of career a student with a complementary major in music pursues may vary greatly depending on the major with which they pair it. Students have used this course of study in conjunction with a writing major to pursue work as music critics. They may also pair it with cinema and media arts to prepare for making music videos. If partnered with a degree in the sciences, it may lead toward a job in a research field. Sometimes, it isn’t about the specific expression at work but rather fulfilling the student in a way that strengthens them for their calling.

How can I learn more?

The academic catalog contains additional information such as course descriptions. To set up a meeting with a faculty member in this area, please contact the Admissions Office.