Areas of Study


With an impressive breadth and depth of talent at the undergraduate level, and an internationally recognized music faculty, the UAA Department of Music is a dynamic contributor to the cultural climate in Southcentral Alaska. Dedicated to providing leadership in the musical arts for the state of Alaska, the UAA Department of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).Through teaching, performance, recordings, composition, publication, community outreach, and other creative and service-oriented endeavors related to the field of music the Department of Music provides leadership in the musical arts for the state of Alaska. 

Students completing a degree in Music will be able to: 

  • Demonstrate technical proficiency on their chosen instrument as well as functional proficiency on piano.
  • Demonstrate and analyze through musical literacy, the basic technical principles used in the construction of music and its basic forms.
  • Communicate a knowledge of the various musical periods and representative forms from those periods in the social, artistic and political context of each.

Interested students are highly encouraged to schedule an appointment with the Performing & Fine Arts Academic Advisor who can assist you in determining which degree best fits your academic goals, plan which courses to take, navigate the UAA application and registration processes and systems, and much more.