About the Program
Why This Major Is Relevant
We live in an increasingly diverse, polarized, and complex society. Our lives are constantly touched and challenged by the issues that arise from this complexity. Music plays a critical role in helping us process the struggles and joys of existence. Musicians challenge others to rise above the day-to-day and deal with matters of conscience, beauty, and the soul. APU music majors are uniquely prepared to use musical skill to elevate, transform, and enlighten those around them.
Gain In-depth Learning Experiences
APU’s proximity to Hollywood and the Los Angeles music industry provides music majors with ample internship and performance opportunities. Internships and local gigging ensure that music majors graduate with contacts in their chosen field, solid evidence of their skills, and substantial experience on their résumés.
All music majors are required to own an Apple MacBook Pro with music software programs. These Laptop Requirements are part of the integration of technology into the music teaching/learning process, and ensure that students learn more effectively while becoming competent with practical music technology.