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UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY, LEXINGTON College of Fine Arts, School of Music







Street Address:

105 Fine Arts Building, 465 Rose Street, Lexington, Kentucky 40506, USA

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Undergraduate programs


Bachelor of Arts in Music. Four years. Studies in performance, music history, theory, aural skills. A major in arts administration is offered. Bachelor of Music. Four years. Concentrations in performance (classical, jazz), music education (with choral, band and orchestral conducting), pedagogy, music history, theory, aural skills, non-Western music.


Graduate programs


Master of Arts. In musicology, ethnomusicology, theory, composition. Master of Music. In performance, conducting, theory, composition, music education, music therapy, sacred music. Doctor of Musical Arts. Doctor of Philosophy.


Certificate programs


Graduate Certificate in Orff Schulwerk. Graduate Certificate in Dalcroze. Certificate in Theory Pedagogy. Graduate Certificate in Baroque Trumpet. Undergraduate Certificate in Musical Theatre.

Institution Notes:

A state-supported university founded in 1865. The College of Fine Arts comprises departments of art, music, theatre and arts administration. In the Singletary Center are a number of fine performance spaces. There is an active opera program. The Lucille Caudill Little Fine Arts Library and Learning Center houses the Glenn and Helen Wilcox Collection of over 5,000 18th to 20th century American hymnals, the Charles Faber Collection of rare early country music recordings, the John Lair Collection of musicology research materials, the Alfred Cortot Collection of early treatises in music theory, the John Jacob Niles Collection of music, books and papers, a collection of Applachian music and recordings, and a growing collection of sheet music from the 19th and early 20th centuries. There is a state-of-the-art computer and music technology laboratory. The School offers professional development summer workshops for music teachers. Member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Last Updated:

November 2022