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The Music Program offers an exciting learning environment that promotes the expansion of knowledge and artistic expression within a broad musical context, at the University and in the surrounding community, with a variety of performance opportunities and educational activities.

In addition to academic courses of study the Music Program offers a wide variety of performing ensembles in which majors and non-majors participate.

Programs of Study

Saint Xavier University is an accredited institutional member the National Association of Schools of Music and offers the following degree programs: a Bachelor of Music in Music Education (K-12), with the teaching of music as the major area of concentration; and a Bachelor of Arts in Music in which students may choose an optional emphasis in either Performance or Jazz and Commercial Music. 

In the Music Education program, the student may prepare for a teaching career in either vocal or instrumental music or a combination of the two. The Music Education programs are certified by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Music Audition

A student wishing to study as a music major or minor must audition for admission to the Music Department as a music major or music minor candidate.

Music Chorale


Students not enrolled in a music degree program may develop individual performance skills through private instruction in voice or instruments. Performing ensembles include University Chorale, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Commercial Ensemble, Chamber Singers, and our many other Chamber Ensembles.

Non-majors may apply credit earned in these courses toward the University "Literature and Fine Arts" requirement.

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