University of the Arts

The University of the Arts School of Music offers a wide range of dynamic undergraduate and graduate programs for instrumentalists, vocalists, composers, producers and entrepreneurs, including:

  • Composition (BM)
  • Instrumental Performance (BM)
  • Music Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (BS)
  • Vocal Performance (BM)
  • Music Education (BM, Music Education minor and a Master of Arts in Teaching)
  • Jazz Studies (MM)

Designed for music educators, the Summer Music Studies program offers graduate-level coursework, as well as a 33-credit Master of Music in Music Education degree, for practicing teachers interested in expanding their pedagogical, technological and instructional skills.

Pre-College Saturday School and Summer Institute offer innovative programs for musicians in grades 9–12 to work with industry professionals, collaborate with other young artists and get a head start on college preparation.

Students have opportunities to collaborate across disciplines as they work alongside industry professionals and working performers and educators. Students are creative and critical thinkers who prepare to work in jazz and contemporary music, and to influence the future of the music industry.

UArts’ campus is located in the heart of Philadelphia’s cultural district, with easy access to the city’s hundreds of music venues, museums and theaters, and the home of the world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra.

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