I'm an incoming senior from the Indianapolis, Indiana area looking at Midwestern colleges. I would like to stay somewhere close in Indiana, but I'm also considering the city life of Chicago. Right now I would love to major in music, but I would also like a liberal arts degree (maybe in English or communications, something like that). Ideally, I would like to find a college that allows me to double major in music and a liberal arts program. I would like to go somewhere academically reputable but that still has a good music program.
I looked at IU-Bloomington since it's close and obviously has an incredible music school; however, it would be hard to earn a B.M. degree alongside a B.A. degree, and IU-B does not offer a Bachelor of Arts degree in music.
University of Notre Dame - obviously an outstanding school academically, but I don't know much about its music department.
Loyola University-Chicago - don't know much about it except that I like the campus and city feel.