The Music Department at Indiana University Southeast, one of the eight branch campuses of Indiana University, offers two degrees in Music: the B.A. in Music (with Concentrations in Composition, Music Industry, Performance, and Pre-Music Therapy) and the B.S. in Music (with Concentrations in Audio Production, Music Business and Music Education). Both degrees offer students rigorous programs that combine musical and academic study.
Students engage in a broad range of music courses that includes performance, music theory, music history, music technology, as well as classes appropriate for the focus of their selected concentration. An array of general academic subjects traditional to the liberal arts are offered to equip students with skills and knowledge in written and oral communication to provide an excellent academic foundation for personal development and professional flexibility. Our goal is to help students fully develop their unique musical abilities with the goal of being prepared in both knowledge and skills for a professional life in music. Our program features small class sizes and attention to the individual.
Graduate degrees offered in collaboration with the School of Education
IU Southeast is now offering music concentrations for Master of Science in Elementary Education and Master of Science in Secondary Education. These programs are designed for elementary music teachers or secondary (high school or middle school) band, choir or orchestra teachers with a bachelor’s degree, looking to enhance their teaching skills.
Opportunities for non-music majors
All students at Indiana University Southeast are eligible to participate in one of the university's performing ensembles even if they are not music majors or minors. Admission is by audition and permission of the Director of the ensemble.
Applied music (private) lessons
All students at IU Southeast may enroll in applied music lessons in the Music Department on any instrument or voice, whether they are a beginner or perform at a more advanced level. For information on registering for applied music lessons, contact the Music Department at (812) 941-2655. Students and non-students (children and adults) can also enroll in non-credit private music lessons through the IU Southeast Arts Institute program. The Arts Institute, being a non-credit program, offers flexibility in terms of the number and length of the lessons you receive.
Many 100-200 level music courses are open to all IU Southeast students, regardless of the student's major. Some upper level music courses are also open to non-majors, depending on the course and the student's level of experience. For more information on music courses open to non-music majors, contact the Music Department at (812) 941-2655.