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Music

Whether your career goals are to conduct a symphony, compose an album, or become a musical theater star, LVC’s Bachelor of Arts in Music will help you strengthen your natural talent and achieve your ambitions.

Our music program is flexible and rigorous, allowing you to go deeper and focus your music development in one of the seven concentrations: composition, theory, sacred music, organ, instrumental, voice, piano, or jazz. You can also design your own concentration with the guidance of your music faculty designer. Need-based departmental scholarships are available.

Learn More About the Program

LVC’s music degree is rich with classroom and performance opportunities. From deepening your musical knowledge through our concentrations, to playing in the Middle Atlantic Conference’s largest Marching Band, the Pride of the Valley, you’ll graduate an accomplished musician. All students applying to LVC as a music major, including Music Education, Music Business, and Audio & Music Production, MUST complete an audition as part of their application.

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Music Majors & Minors

Become a seasoned performer, conductor, or composer with our undergraduate music degree.

The music program is also an ideal for double-majors—choose from other programs like, business, education, or audio and music production to create a comprehensive education with excellent career options.

Check out one of our other music-related majors or minors:

11%
projected employment growth for musicians and singers 2020–30 (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
#1
largest marching band in the Middle Atlantic Conference
$63,419
median salary for full-time working musicians and singers
2023
year the Pride of the Valley Marching Band will perform in London’s New Year’s Parade

A Music Degree That Hits All the Right Notes

The opportunities you’ll find in LVC’s music program are unrivaled in the area—from performance options to our facilities, you’ll have every chance to explore the full depth of your musicianship.

Wig and Buckle theater performers

The Wig & Buckle Theater Company

Founded in 1935, the Wig and Buckle Theater Company stages live productions that are produced and performed by students, and attended by the LVC and central PA communities.

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Music Ensembles

With 18 different music ensembles, there are plenty of opportunities for you to perform and show off your musical chops.

Music center

Audio & Production Facilities

Located in the Blair Music Center, you’ll find our four recording studios are fully equipped and ready for you to start playing.

Musical theater student performing on stage

Musical Theater Minor

If taking your musical talents into the theater strikes the right chord with you, pair your music degree with our musical theater minor.

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VALE Music Group

Dive into the music industry with VALE Music Group, LVC’s student-owned, student-run record label. You’ll have the unique opportunity to learn the ins and outs of creating, producing, and distributing music—before you even graduate.

Pride of The Valley marching band

Pride of The Valley

The College is proud to be home to the largest marching band in the Middle Atlantic Conference. More than 130 students from a vast variety of majors across campus proudly take the field with the Pride of The Valley each year.

In Their Words

The music faculty at LVC makes the department feel like home. I could not have made a better choice coming to LVC to pursue music.
Sierra Fields ’23, Music Education and Music Major
LVC is a great program choice for students interested in any field in music. I was able to explore music business, recording technology, and music composition while at LVC.
Mikaela Krall ’20, Adjunct Professor of Music Technology; Artists & Repertoire Coordinator at Missing Link Music Publishing
The B.A. in music has the flexibility for students to focus on the specific areas in which they are most interested and will give them an advantage as they move into their professional careers.
Dr. Justin Morell, Associate Professor of Music

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The Valley Record

Check out our podcast, which features stories of inspiration and achievement from the department of music at Lebanon Valley College.