popular music
Alongside our historical strengths in the Western classical tradition, the Department of Music offers a broad and growing program of study in multiple popular music traditions. Our popular music offerings include a wide range of survey, topical, and performance-based courses in jazz, rock, country, hip-hop, and world music. Many of these courses are available to all students regardless of major, but can also be applied towards a dedicated emphasis in popular music as part of the Department’s Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Music degrees. You can find more information about our popular music offerings via the links on the left.