BA in Music with Concentration in Contemporary Music

Why Major in Contemporary Music?

The BA in Music with a Concentration in Contemporary Music at Eastern University is based on a unique blend of approach and technique that incorporates all the fundamentals necessary for success in a variety of applications in the current musical scene.

Combined with other elements of contemporary music - performance, the business, legal issues, promotion, touring, running a band, vocal technique, live sound and more - Eastern's Contemporary Music Program will put you in a position to make your own break in the music world.

Audition: An audition is required for acceptance into the music major.  More Information.

With a BA in Music with a Concentration in Contemporary Music, students are prepared to enter careers in:

  • Studio recording and production
  • Digital audio manipulation (post production, Editing, Foley etc.)
  • Sound design
  • Film Scoring
  • Music Business
  • Live Sound Reinforcement
  • Artist Management

Why Choose Eastern?

  • Opportunity to work with the Contemporary Music Center in Nashville, TN for up to a full academic year*.
  • Deep familiarity with Digital Audio Workstations, MIDI and studio music production will open up the world of recording from simple musical sketches to full-blown broadcast-quality finished products.
  • Knowledge of styles from the last 100 years of American and British music will give you a richer palate of melody and harmony, resulting in a unique edge in the songwriting marketplace.  There's more to music than I-IV-V!
  • Audition for dedicated music scholarships
  • Faculty consists of performer-scholars
  • Nearby Philadelphia and the historic Main Line provide ample opportunities for internships, performance experience, and involvement with art organizations
  • Commitment to professional and relational integrity

* Requires a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and recommendations from the Chair of the Music Department and the Director of Contemporary Music.