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Our Programs

Welcome to the EKU Department of Music:

The School of Music provides aspiring students with the training and education they need to succeed as professionals in the field of music. Students learn the historical, stylistic, and theoretical fundamentals of music and apply this knowledge through performance and scholarship. EKU music students have the unique opportunity to perform with award winning ensembles that are regularly invited to perform at national and international festivals and competitions. EKU music students study with nationally recognized, award winning faculty, guest artists, and clinicians. The degree programs offered by the EKU School of Music are accredited by The National Association of Schools of Music, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Undergraduate Degree Options (Bachelor of Music):

The School of Music offers several undergraduate degree options including the Bachelor of Music in Music Education, Bachelor of Music with an Emphasis in Music Industry*, Music Performance, and Music Theory and Composition.* In addition to preparing students for careers in music, the discipline acquired in meeting the demands of musical performance may also serve as an excellent background for persons desiring to pursue careers in other fields.  The School offers a music minor consisting of piano, music theory, music history, and electives. Other degree options including current curriculum guidelines are also available upon request.

For information on the degrees offered by the School of Music and detailed course description, refer to the University Catalog at

Graduate Degree Options (Master of Music)

The EKU School of Music offers graduate degree options in Performance, Conducting, and Music Education (including a 100% online option). For more information on our graduate programs, visit the Graduate Studies in Music page or contact Dr. Christine Carucci , Graduate Coordinator.

EKU School of Music
Foster 101
521 Lancaster Ave.
Richmond, KY 40475


Music Minor Credit Requirements (20 hours)

MUS 110  Class Piano I ……...(1 credit)

MUS 111  Class Piano II ……. (1 credit)

MUS 161  Musicianship I …... (1 credit)

MUS 162  Musicianship II ….. (1 credit)

MUS 181  Music Theory I …...(3 credits)

MUS 182  Music Theory II …..(3 credits)

MUH 371  Music History I …..(3 credits)

MUH 372  Music History II ….(3 credits)

Music Electives ………………..(4 credits)


For more information please contact Dr. Joseph Carucci

Director of Music Industry / Associate Chairman


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