All candidates for a Bachelor of Music degree study in an applied major area such as voice, keyboard or an instrument for the entire four years. One private half-hour lesson per week is required as a music major. Students may elect to take additional lessons or take class lessons in voice, organ, guitar and piano to increase their competency in other musical areas.
Auditions for admission to the music program are required either in person or by video tape. All applications and auditions for Early Decision must be completed prior to November 15. Students seeking Regular Decision must have their application completed by February 1 and audition completed by February 20.
Music — Education
The Pennsylvania Department of Education approves Grove City College’s music education degree plan as a program meeting the requirements of the Instructional 1 certificate. Major requirements include 12 hours of applied music and 12 hours of ensemble work including at least one year each of band, choir and orchestra. Methods courses prepare students to teach the basics in a variety of instruments. Theory, solfeggio and music history are also required courses. Students who complete requirements for graduation and successfully pass the NTE are certified to teach all phases of music grades K-12.
Music — Performing Arts
This major emphasizes the correlation of music and the performing arts. Students are required to take a core of classes as well as courses related to theater, theater production, public relations and communication.
Music and Religion
This major provides students with a degree in music that includes a core of religion courses. Vocational opportunities could include work in church music and Christian education. This degree requires the basic music core, applied lessons, ensembles and a religion core of 24 hours.
Music and Business
This degree prepares the student for employment in areas such as music merchandising or arts management. As in the other music programs, the student is required to take the core music courses, plus 24 hours of appropriate business courses.
Studio Art - This minor requires students to complete courses in drawing and painting; ceramics; sculpture; print making; and the history and appreciate of art. Students round out this minor with advances studies in drawing and painting; ceramics; elements of design or photography.
Theatre - This minor is offered through the Department of English but integrates many aspects of a fine arts program and use of the Pew Fine Arts Center facilities. Studies include courses in world drama, acting, oral interpretation of literature, Shakespeare, design, stage direction, as well as practical work in theatre productions.