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Music Majors study the musical elements of pitch, melody, harmony, rhythm, dynamics and timbre and texture.
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The Music program at MNU is designed to foster your creativity and promote your aesthetic literacy. Our faculty are strong pedagogues with stellar educational backgrounds, committed to bringing out the best in you. Combine that with our state-of-the-art performing arts facilities in the Bell Cultural Events Center and you'll get an exceptional education at MNU.

As a Music major at MNU you choose a primary performance area, including voice, piano, band instruments, guitar and bass. You will learn about music theory and music history, develop aural skills and keyboard skills, and participate in a wide range of ensembles while studying one-on-one with a professional musician. At the culmination of your degree program, you'll present a solo recital.

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Music major scholarships and/or music ensemble participation scholarships are available to exceptional students, who follow the Audition Information, complete the Music Scholarship Application Form, and  perform a successful audition.

Music majors will be provided a new iPad to increase their learning experience.

For more information contact the Department of Arts and Humanities at 913.971.3441 or email

Potential Careers
  • Performer
  • Composer
  • Arranger
  • Music Business Manager
  • Choir Director
  • Music Minister
  • Private Instructor
Sample Schedule
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Music Business Manager
Music Minister
Private Instructor
Choir Director

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