BA IN Music

College of Arts and Sciences

Art, Design and Music Department

On Campus

Explore, refine and push the limits of your artistic skill and talent.

As a music major at Queens, you will explore, refine and push the limits of your artistic skill and talent. You will have the benefit of working closely with distinguished faculty mentors who are well connected in the Charlotte music industry.

Through these relationships and your courses, you will come to understand the rich history and fundamentals of music and hone your individual artistic abilities. As a result, you will soon find yourself a dynamic musician prepared to achieve excellence in your professional career. 

Malek Jandali

"If I had gone to Juilliard [rather than Queens], I would've gotten a music education, but I would never have had weekly meetings where I discussed world views with other students and professors." Malek Jandali '97, founder of Pianos for Peace

After You Graduate

Many of our students have enrolled in graduate programs at schools such as:

  • Peabody Conservatory
  • Florida State University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • UCLA
  • UNC-Greensboro
  • Winthrop University

Our graduates have found employment as performers, accompanists, studio teachers, church musicians, composer/song writers, music directors, arrangers, music librarians, arts administrators and arts managers.


As a music major, you'll have the option to concentrate in one of the following areas: Vocal Performance, Piano Performance, Guitar Performance, Vocal Pedagogy, Piano Pedagogy, Music History and Musical Theatre.

Financial Aid Opportunities

Students majoring in music have unique opportunities for scholarships. Learn more about music and music therapy scholarships.

Study abroad music
Extended ClassroomStudy Abroad
Our students have taken their studies across the globe to places such as Italy, Jamaica, Ecuador, Ghana and Ireland for international internships and faculty-led study abroad programs.
Music internships
Extended ClassroomInternships
Our music students have received valuable arts experience at a diverse group of internship sites including Opera Carolina, Charlotte Symphony, Northwest School of the Arts, and Carolina Actors Studio Theatre.
Music service and engagement
Extended ClassroomService & Engagement
From visiting patients and playing at Seacrest Studios at the Levine Hospital to hosting DrumSTRONG fundraising efforts, music therapy and music majors use their talents to help with great causes. Besides on-campus concerts, students have also performed at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City and at alumni events.

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