Popular Music Studies

This major provides students with a comprehensive course of study in popular music focused on songwriting, music production, music performance, music theory, and popular music history and culture. It can also include preparation for music entrepreneurship through course work in marketing, accounting, and law. Students choose from a variety of topically relevant performance ensembles, including gospel choirs, popular music combos, jazz combos, and a hip-hop ensemble.

Students can satisfy elective requirements with an array of subjects, including audio production and music technology, as well as with additional performance studies, ensembles, and history and culture courses focused on rock and roll, electronic music, hip-hop, and other kinds of popular music.