Undergraduate Programs

Welcome from the Director of Undergraduate Studies

Tufts provides an extraordinarily vibrant community for students looking to explore music in all its forms. Our program combines the resources of a small conservatory with the strengths and rigors of a world-renowned scholarly and performance faculty. The Music department offers programs of study across the full diversity of musical styles and modes of inquiry, and undergraduates can find their musical voices through classes in composition, performance, theory, history, ethnomusicology, technology, and cultural studies. Our goal to be inclusive, comprehensive, and connected impacts everything we do. We want all students to feel welcome and challenged when they participate in our program.

The Music department is the heart of the Tufts musical culture. The Granoff Music Center is a jewel of the campus, with beautiful performance spaces, classrooms, and the spectacular Distler Hall. Attached to the Granoff Center is the Lilly Music Library, which possesses a wonderful collection of print and digital resources and serves as a cherished study location for many students. Course offerings in the department range from one-on-one private lessons to intimate seminars to large ensembles. Our graduates go on to careers in music production, composition, business, academia, and more. The Music Department has deep connections to other disciplines ranging from Africana Studies to Film Studies to Psychology, and our joint program with the New England Conservatory ensures the widest possible access to both academic and performance opportunities.

No matter your interests or prior experience, the Music Department has something to offer you. For more information, please contact our Director of Undergraduate Studies, Melinda Latour.

Programs

BA in Music, Sound, and Culture

This major is open to undergraduates with any and all prior backgrounds in music; it is designed around the interests and needs of individual students. Everyone is welcome!

Combined Degree in Music (BA/MA)

The Music department offers exceptional Tufts undergraduates the option of earning a combined Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree in five years.

Dual Degree with NEC

This program leads to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts and a Bachelor of Music degree from the New England Conservatory (NEC) of Music.

Minor in Music

Students who intend to make music studies a significant part of their course work at Tufts may choose the disciplinary minor in music.

Minor in Music Engineering

This interdisciplinary minor is offered through the School of Engineering, but is open to all undergraduates.

Admissions

Please visit our admissions website for comprehensive information on our admissions processes and requirements, deadlines, financial aid options, forms and instructions.

Undergraduate Admissions Request Information

Director of Undergraduate Studies