The number of music ensembles open to qualified students, regardless of major. Hundreds of students from dozens of academic disciplines participate.
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At Bucknell you’ll have plenty of opportunities for your love of music to hit a crescendo. Learn about the theory, history and influence of musical styles and grow as an artist.
Here, you can get a Bachelor of Arts in Music and/or a professional Bachelor of Music degree in performance, composition and music education. Challenging and diverse ensemble opportunities are open to both music majors and students from disciplines all across campus. Ensembles include Concert Chorale, Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Opera Company, Gamelan, Jazz Band, Chapel Choir and Handbells.
The Department of Music presents approximately 100 concerts, recitals, masterclasses, and lectures each year in the Rooke Recital Hall and the Weis Center
Bachelor of Arts: A general program of study of music within the liberal arts, designed to equip students with a broad background in music theory, history and performance.
Bachelor of Music: A highly specialized program with individualized professional programs. Students may choose from three curricula: performance, composition or music education.
Participation in all music ensembles is open to qualified students, regardless of major.
The Gallery Series is a nationally recognized performance series focusing on experimental and avant-garde musical events.
The Rooke Chapel Choir and Rooke Chapel Ringers’ Christmas Candlelight Service has been televised nationally on PBS.
The Bucknell University Orchestra performs an annual concert featuring student Senior Concerto Competition winners.
The Bucknell Opera Company has gained recognition for creative performances of a wide-ranging repertoire, including a significant number of premieres.
The World Music class offers opportunities to participate in workshops and classes in Arabic music, African dance and drumming, and steel band.
Students have been selected for participation in summer programs around the world such as:
Internships provide career experience and networking opportunities for music majors. Recently, students have interned at:
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