At UNC Asheville, explore the many connections and interactions between music and all facets of human life through classroom and performance experiences.

Why Pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Music at UNC Asheville?

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Study Music Outside the Classroom

As a music major, your education extends beyond the classroom. At UNC Asheville, participate in internships and campus events that shape your musical education and foster lasting connections.

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Experience a range of music at UNC Asheville through weekly and seasonal events. From classical recitals to contemporary performances, our Music Department hosts a wide array of events that celebrate musical diversity and talent. Events include Live at Lunch, UNCA Loves Piano Series, faculty showcase concerts, and Asheville Singers performances, as well as a number of ensemble concerts.

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Piano Camp

Open to rising 6-12 grade students, UNC Asheville offers a week-long piano camp where you develop your skills alongside your peers. We welcome intermediate- to advanced-level players who can bring two memorized pieces as well as music for study.

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We require that prospective music majors audition for acceptance into the program. In addition, all ensembles are open to all UNC Asheville students, but some require auditions. Held twice yearly in person on campus, auditions allow us to get to know you as a musician.


As active musicians dedicated to nurturing student success, our music faculty enrich Asheville’s thriving music scene and the cultural life of our campus. Students benefit from small class sizes that encourage collaboration and mentorship between professors and students and students and their peers. 

Careers & Outcomes

A bachelor’s degree in music equips you with a versatile skill set that extends beyond the world of music. You develop skills in creativity, adaptability, communication, and critical thinking, abilities highly valued by employers. With your well-rounded education and musical expertise, pursue a wide range of career opportunities, including those as a composer, performer, educator, and more.

Our graduates have successfully pursued these diverse career paths and have gained acceptance into prestigious graduate programs across the nation.

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Expand Your Artistic Potential in UNC Asheville’s Music Major

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree program offers a unique blend of academic rigor and artistic exploration, preparing you to apply your craft and find success in your career. Begin an exciting musical journey supported by a welcoming campus environment and experienced faculty.

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