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Famous People who Majored in Music

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List of famous people who majored in music, including photos when available. This list of famous music majors is ordered loosely by relevance, meaning the most well-known people are at the top. This list includes popular actors, musicians, athletes and more that majored or minored in music. You can find various bits of information below, such as what year the person was born and what their profession is. If you're looking for a particular celebrity who majored in music you can use the "search" bar to find a specific name.

Lady Gaga and Nicole Scherzinger are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

This list answers the questions, "Which celebrities were music majors?" and "Which famous people studied music?"
  • Lauren Ambrose
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    Lauren Ambrose (born Lauren Anne D'Ambruoso, February 20, 1978) is an American actress and singer. Ambrose is most known for her television roles as Claire Fisher in Six Feet Under (2001–2005), for which she won two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and as Jilly Kitzinger in Torchwood: Miracle Day (2011). Her film credits include Can't Hardly Wait (1998), Psycho Beach Party (2000) and Where the Wild Things Are (2009). She is the lead singer of the ragtime band Lauren Ambrose and the Leisure Class.Ambrose portrayed the lead role of Eliza Doolittle in the Lincoln Center Theater revival of My Fair Lady on Broadway, a performance for which she was nominated for the 2018 Tony Award for Best Actress...  more
    • Age: 37
    • Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, USA

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  • Robert Taylor
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    Robert Taylor (born Spangler Arlington Brugh; August 5, 1911 – June 8, 1969) was an American film and television actor who was one of the most popular leading men of his time. Taylor began his career in films in 1934 when he signed with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. He won his first leading role the following year in Magnificent Obsession. His popularity increased during the late 1930s and 1940s with appearances in A Yank at Oxford (1938), Waterloo Bridge (1940), and Bataan (1943). During World War II, he served in the United States Naval Air Corps, where he worked as a flight instructor and appeared in instructional films. From 1959 to 1962, he starred in the series The Detectives Starring Robert...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 58 (1911-1969)
    • Birthplace: Filley, Nebraska, United States of America

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  • Charles Ives
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    Charles Ives

    Charles Edward Ives (; October 20, 1874 – May 19, 1954) was an American modernist composer, being one of the first American composers of international renown. Previously, his music was largely ignored during his life, and many of his works went unperformed for many years, but later the quality of his music was recognized and he came to be regarded as an "American original". He was also among the first composers to engage in a systematic program of experimental music, with musical techniques including polytonality, polyrhythm, tone clusters, aleatory elements, and quarter tones. His experimentation foreshadowed many musical innovations that were later more widely adopted during the 20th...  more
    • Age: Dec. at 80 (1874-1954)
    • Birthplace: Danbury, Connecticut
  • Shruti Haasan
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    • Age: 34
    • Birthplace: Chennai, India