Study Music Online

Develop your musical talents with an online music degree from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College

The Bachelor of Arts in Music prepares you for a meaningful career in music and allows you to develop as a well-rounded musician. Complete your music degree at SMWC, taking courses online and taking ensembles and private lessons in your geographic area.

  • Learn from our expert professionals who are passionate about student success. Our music professors are published and award-winning singers and songwriters, published music therapy researchers and even a Grammy Award winner
  • Gain practical experience through ensemble credits
  • At SMWC, you can find your voice in our small classes
  • You will join campus students in classes through a virtual platform and follow the regular semester start and end dates

This program is designed to be completed in four years. All music programs at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College are accredited by NASM (National Association of Schools of Music).

Curriculum – 43-45 credit hours

Transfer Friendly

SMWC will evaluate your transcripts and consider previous courses for transfer credit.

100% Online

No need to come campus, learn from the comfort of your own home.

Start Anytime

Five different start dates: January, March, June, August, and October, with classes available 24/7.

50 years of experience in distance education

Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College has one of the country’s oldest and best online programs. Started over 50 years ago as a way to help women finish their degrees, Woods Online now helps students of all kinds reach their potential.

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Affordable Online Education

Woods Online can help you earn an online private education at an affordable cost.


Admission Requirements

  • Complete an application
  • Submit your audition
  • Submit transcripts
  • Submit applied lessons and ensemble plan

Program requirements:

  • Reliable internet
  • Computer with camera
  • Speakers
  • External USB microphone