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Department of Music

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With five bachelor's degree programs, the primary focus of the Department of Music at Marian University is music education. But we also believe music has the power to change lives and make our world a better place.

As a music student on our campus, you'll be challenged academically and work hard accomplish more than you ever thought possible.

We will give you a stage on which you can step up, find your voice, and sing out! You will perfect your instrumental or vocal skills, performance talents, and be encouraged to get involved on campus. You'll learn important values and real-world skills like collaboration, communication, and leadership. You'll have opportunities to study-abroad and engage in service projects. In short, we'll work together so that we can make a difference in our community and around the world.

Why choose to study music at Marian?

With small class sizes, you'll get the individual attention you deserve on a peaceful, secluded campus in the heart of a thriving, vibrant city.

Did you know Indianapolis is the marching band and show choir capital of the nation? Marian University is the only university in the area that offers you both a collegiate show choir and a competition-style marching band.

And, for students who want to combine music with a spiritual calling, we also offer a distinctive degree in pastoral music ministry.

Ask us about Marian University's:

Choose from these degree programs:

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Instrumental Music
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Instrumental Music Education
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Pastoral Music Ministry
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Vocal Music
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Vocal Music Ensemble

We also offer a minor in music.


Upcoming events and performances (view our music calendar)

For more information

Office of Undergraduate Admission
(317) 955-6300
(800) 772-7264


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