Bradley’s music program provides you opportunities to pursue music-centered careers in business, education, composition or performance.

91% career outcomes rate for 2020-21 graduates - 93% knowledge rate
12 to 1 student faculty ratio
Top Illinois Regional University - U.S.News
100% of classes taught by faculty

The Bradley Advantage

You can train for career onstage as a performer, in the classroom mentoring young musicians and behind the mixing board in a recording studio through the music department, which is part of the Slane College of Communication and Fine Arts. A general music degree gives you a music foundation for lifelong enjoyment and performance. You also can pursue degrees in music business, composition, education, music and entertainment industry and performance. Additionally, you can combine music with a second major of your choice. As a member of the music department, you can travel nationally or internationally with six smaller ensembles, five bands, three choirs or the orchestra. Performance scholarships are available if you participate in the ensembles. Additionally, you can major in music even if you have other career interests.

Successful Outcomes

Bradley’s music degrees successfully prepare you to enter the workforce or attend graduate school. Most recent graduates found jobs or continued their education within six months of graduation. They’re working for organizations such as Walt Disney Company, Florentine Opera Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Yamaha. Music education majors are employed by school districts across the country.

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Peoria and Bradley

Bradley and Peoria share much in common — a diverse population, world-class research facilities, outstanding fine arts and entertainment, and a great sense of community. This bond provides our students with unique opportunities for internships, class projects and research.

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