Music Studies

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Rider is currently phasing out the Music Studies degree offering and will no longer be receiving applications. If you have any questions, please email [email protected].


The BA in Fine Arts with a concentration in Music offers:

  • Close interaction with world-class faculty that will guide you personally at each step of your Rider career
  • A program that can be tailored to meet your personal career objectives
  • Active student performance organizations that include the Rider Band, University Chorale, Jazz Band, Pep Band and student-run vocal and instrumental groups
  • Internship opportunities that give you hands-on experience in all fields of music
  • A firm grounding in liberal arts that combines exceptional preparation in 20-century music history and theory with a strong foundation in music performance
  • A wide variety of music electives including The History of Rock and Roll, Film Music, The Music of the Beatles, The American Musical, The Music of Radiohead