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Why study music at Ouachita?


We are Christ-centered and student-centered.

  • We are a leading liberal arts university that is committed to encouraging the love of God and a love of learning.

You won't get lost in the crowd.

  • Averaging 120 music majors and 30 faculty members, the Division of Music maintains a 4:1 student-to-faculty ratio, ensuring that every student receives a personalized education suited to their individual goals.
  • There are no graduate students, which means more performance opportunities and greater access to professors.

We offer an exceptional music education.

  • Our distinguished faculty consists of leading performers, teachers, composers, and scholars who are fully committed to each and every student.

  • We offer 7 degree programs ranging from music education to composition to musical theatre.

  • With over 20 performing ensembles, the Division of Music gives students numerous opportunities to grow as musicians.

  • We offer competitive scholarships to both music majors and non-music majors.

Making a difference through music.

  • Our graduates have gone one to successful careers representing Ouachita everywhere from public school classrooms and churches to New York City concert hall stages and Nashville recording studios. Wherever they go, they take with them the Ouachita heritage of both academic and Christian excellence.

Interested? Follow the steps below and become a part of the Division of Music!


1. Apply to the University


2. Audition for Scholarships



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