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Not majoring in music?

Non-music majors

Second Major in Music


Minors in Music

Private & Group Lessons

Classes for General Students


Opportunities at Blair

The Blair School of Music welcomes the general student to its classes and studios. A number of courses are designed specifically for non-music majors. Performance instruction is available for university credit, and several ensembles sponsored by the school are open by audition for credit and available to members of the general community.

Declare a second major or minor in music

Blair offers a non-professional liberal arts major in music that requires a minimum of 31 hours. Designed jointly by Blair and the college of Arts & Science, it is also available to Peabody and Engineering students as a second major. Undergraduates can also elect one of four minors at Blair: General Music, Musicology/Ethnomusicology, Music Performance or Composition. Learn more about music as a second major or minor.

Private lessons

Private and group lessons are available to all members of the university community. Learn more about this program.

In the classroom

A number of music courses at Blair are designed specifically for non-music majors. Some classes are available to VU Faculty and Staff for audit.