With two degrees to choose from, LHU can help you turn your passion for music into a successful career. No matter which degree best suits your needs, you will receive thorough training in the fundamentals of music theory, history, and performance.

What You'll Study

B.A. Music

The B.A. in music provides you a solid foundation for a variety of musical careers, including professional performance, applied pedagogy, and academic study in history, theory, and composition. Topics covered include:

  • Music Theory
  • Music History
  • Music Marketing
  • Traditional and Contemporary performance practice
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B.F.A Music

The B.F.A. emphasizes performance on a musical instrument or voice and is designed to prepare you for a career in performance or a closely related field. You will receive intense, private lessons and specialized performance opportunities designed to help you attain a high level of technical proficiency and artistry. Topics covered include:

  • Music Theory
  • Music History
  • Music Marketing
  • Traditional and Contemporary performance practice
  • Conducting, Symphonic music, and advanced music studies in music


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Program Highlights

  • Marching Band: The Marching Band is one of many performing ensembles open to students of all majors at LHU.  The Band is unique in that it is both a club and course at LHU. 
  • All Steinway School: In the fall of 2008, LHU became officially designated by Steinway & Sons as an All-Steinway School. All of LHU's pianos – in practice rooms, classrooms, and performance venues – were replaced by brand new Steinway-designed instruments, and LHU joined the ranks of elite music schools (such as Yale University, the China Conservatory of Music, the Curtis Institute of Music, and the Juilliard School) that are "All Steinway." When you attend Lock Haven University, you will have the singular advantage of being part of an elite global network of All-Steinway Schools. 
  • Premier Facilities: Most music instruction takes place in the Sloan Fine Arts Center. The multimedia lab includes listening stations and computers. An eight-channel master console connects to each student listening station in the room and allows you to enjoy, analyze, and study music. State-of-the-art sound and video equipment allow for instruction and recording, along with video capabilities in classrooms and teaching studios.
  • University and Community Ensembles:
    • Lock Haven University Jazz Ensemble, Dr. Eddie Severn, Director
    • Lock Haven University Jazz Combos, Dr. Eddie Severn, Director
  • Scholarships: From honorariums to full-tuition waivers, scholarships exist to reward your hard work and dedication to the major. Find more information here or contact ensemble directors for more information.

Featured Program Faculty

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Dr. Eddie Severn
Dr. David Curtin
Dr. Mahlon Grass

Want to Know More?

Department of Visual and Performing Arts

Ramona Broomer, Department Chair
323 Sloan Fine Arts Center, Lock Haven University
(570) 484-2126

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