While the University does not offer a degree in music, it ensures the presence of music on its campus. Each semester there are regular music programs and a variety of activities arranged by the Music Program.
The a cappella liturgical choir, the UD Chorale, is widely recognized for its quality.
Instruction is readily available in piano and voice. Applied lessons in violin and guitar are available depending on student interest. Instruction in violin, guitar and other instruments can be arranged through the Music Office.
Opportunities for performance include special concerts, the Spring Musical, liturgies, and Fall Visit Weekend.
Under the General Studies rubric, students may earn up to four credits toward the degree for participation in applied music courses. Pass/No Pass grades are awarded for lower-division one-credit music courses. They may be repeated. Three-credit and advanced applied one-credit courses are graded. Music 1311 and 3330 will count toward satisfaction of the Fine Arts core requirement.
The University offers a music concentration and ensures the presence of music on its campus through regular music programs and a variety of activities arranged by the Music Department. The UD Chorale is widely recognized for its quality and performs repertoire ranging from Gregorian chant to 20th century works. Applied lessons in piano, voice, violin and cello are available and instruction in other instruments can be arranged through the Music Office. Opportunities for performance include monthly student recitals, special concerts, Lyric Theater productions, liturgies and campus visit weekends. Additionally, guest artist performances at UD provide the opportunity for students to hear world-class musicians on campus and students have the chance to attend concerts in the Dallas- Fort Worth area, arranged through the Music Department. The goals of the Music Department are to provide students with opportunities to explore and create music from a variety of genres and to prepare those students who choose to pursue the music concentration to be proficient in the artistic, theoretical and historical aspects of the language of music.