Undergraduate Majors


Majoring in Music at Seattle Pacific University gives you the advantage of a rich and robust music education in a Christian university setting. A music degree from SPU prepares you to make a difference in the world, whether in a music profession or in any other profession you might choose.

With a Music Degree, you can choose from a wide variety of careers, from church musician to ethnomusicologist, composer to music critic, music librarian to music teacher. Or you might work in arenas as diverse as business or entertainment. The options are many.

At SPU, you can choose from three music majors:

Music Major

As a Music major, you will choose one of four areas of emphasis:

Music Education Major

As a Music Education major, you will develop your music skills and gain a rich and rigorous foundation for teaching music. You will certify to teach P–12 music with one to three endorsements in:

  • General Music
  • Instrumental Music
  • Choral/Vocal Music

Music Therapy Major

Seattle Pacific's Music Therapy major is the first undergraduate music therapy program in Washington state. As a Music Therapy major, you will choose one of three areas of emphasis:

  • Physical Education and Exercise Science
  • Psychology
  • Special Education

Private Instruction

Music study is, above all, grounded in performance. As a Music major or minor at Seattle Pacific University, you will work privately with one of our outstanding faculty. The following areas are available on campus:

Baritone Harpsichord         Saxophone
Bassoon Horn Trombone
Clarinet Jazz Guitar Trumpet
Classical Guitar        Jazz Piano Tuba
Double Bass Oboe Viola         
Flute Organ Violin
Guitar Piano Violoncello
Harp Percussion Voice


Horn Quartet
Concertino, Mov. I, Allegro, by Alexander Mitushin
(Eric Johnson, Class of 2013; Allie Kunze, Class of 2013; Victoria Rockwood, Class of 2013; Ian Thurston, Class of 2015)

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Child Playing Drum

Well-being Through Music

SPU's Music Therapy Program is the first and only program of its kind in Washington state.