Undergraduate program of the Yared School of Music


The Yared School of Music currently gives a Bachelor of Arts Degree (B.A) in Music.   This undergraduate program is designed to refine and develop skills essential to professional musicians, music organizers, and to prepare students to become effective music teachers.  To full fill these goals, students will learn skills, concepts, and methodologies, sufficient to demonstrate a level of proficiency on their principal instrument.    Accordingly, they will also learn how to perform different musical styles such as classical, jazz, blues, fusion, popular, Ethiopian music and contemporary music.   In addition, they will learn music performing skills such as performing techniques, stage performance, solo performance, group performance, creativity and improvisation.   Students will develop these skills by taking basic and advanced music courses such as; music theory, harmony, solfeggio, jazz theory, and improvisation.  They will also take different general education, supportive and cross disciplinary courses to widen their knowledge in different dimensions.


Principal/major instrument lessons that are given at the Yared School of Music include:


Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, bass (double bass and electric bass), guitar, trumpet, trombone, French horn, clarinet and saxophone, flute, percussions and drums.


Students will be assigned to study one of the fore mentioned principal instruments starting from first year. In addition,


  •   Clarinet majors  will take saxophone as a dual major when they enter into third year (1 Crh clarinet 1 Crh saxophone)
  •   Double bass majors will take electric bass as a dual major when they enter into third year (1 Crh double bass and 1 Crh electric bass).

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