The Department of Music offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Music Therapy, and Bachelor of Arts with studies in all performance instruments, voice, and composition. Students pursuing these degrees are provided with the opportunity to learn and grow while gaining the necessary knowledge and skills to become successful musicians, therapists, teachers and performers.
Drury’s music graduates have a 93% placement rate immediately upon graduation – either in a job that requires a bachelor’s degree or being accepted into graduate school. The Department is one of the fastest growing music departments in the region, growing from 17 majors in 2000 to 85 majors in 2014. As an integral part of the liberal arts tradition of Drury, over 400 Drury students take music classes, perform in music ensembles, or take individual music lessons every semester.
The Department has attracted an international student body and faculty whose impact on the cultural life of Drury and Springfield is apparent. Music students take applied music lessons and core music courses from some of the most accomplished faculty in the nation and perform in ensembles with other musicians on the undergraduate and professional levels.
Drury University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Additionally, the music therapy program is accredited by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), and the music education program is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).