Undergraduate

Our undergraduate degrees are designed to help you develop your interests and place you on the path to success! As an undergraduate student in the Department of Music, you'll be eligible for scholarship support as well as opportunities to audition to join our many performing ensembles. Explore the links provided on this page to discover useful information as you complete the application process to enroll in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University.

The Department of Music offers undergraduate students a wide range of opportunities for musical study and participation, many of which take advantage of our Joint Music Program (JMP) with the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM)

Students interested in a music major can pursue a BA in Music or a BS in Music Education. All degree programs require submission of the Music Arts Supplement (the BS in Music Education also requires a live interview component). If you are interested in applying to either of these degree programs, please make sure to start at the links for our application procedures and audition information.

Students may also pursue the minor in music or participate in ensembles/lessons as non-majors without passing an audition. However, all students applying for music scholarship must submit a Music Arts Supplement. 

For students who do not wish to major or minor in music but want to participate in musical activities on campus, our many performing ensembles are open to all CWRU students, and we offer (for a fee) music lessons through the JMP with faculty from CIM. 

The General Bulletin provides a complete overview of our program requirements and course offerings.

If you have questions about our undergraduate programs, please contact the Department of Music at music@case.edu or fill out the Prospective Student Inquiry.