Musical Academia is an aesthetic involving the art and education of music theory, culture, creation, and learning instruments and vocal techniques. These subjects coincide with Theater Academia in the form of musicals. Musical Academia is not strictly adherent to school curriculum, as self-teaching may be just as effective and valid within the aesthetic.


Visuals for musical academia lie on a broad spectrum. This can include:

  • Musical instruments of any kind
  • Sheet music
  • Music notes and bar staffs
  • Theaters/performance stages
  • Orchestra pits
  • Music stands
  • Guitar picks, violin bows
  • Band/orchestra rooms
  • Instrument cases
  • Calloused fingers
  • Microphones
  • Conductors' batons and wands
  • Music books and music theory textbooks
  • Album covers
  • Music education videos
  • CDs
  • Vinyls


Musical Academia is open to interpretation, as it does not base itself on one genre of music. It can vary by culture and genre, as it is the education and knowledge of the music itself that is important to the aesthetic. Appreciation for all music is not necessary, as certain genres may be more appealing to an individual, in which case other music related aesthetics can be combined specifically for that person. For example, musical academia can be mixed with grunge to achieve an aesthetic similar to Kurt Cobain.


Music Academia can be applied to a variety of music genres as previously stated. Although, traditionally, certain genres and songs are commonly used for practicing instruments and are well known to music students. These include:

  • Chopsticks
  • Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
  • Heart and Soul by Hoagy Carmichael
  • Ave Maria by Franz Schubert
  • The Moonlight Sonata, First Movement by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Fur Elise by Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Clair De Lune by Claude Debussy
  • Prelude and Fugue No. 1 in C Major by J.S. Bach
  • Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd
  • Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple
  • Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin
  • Doe-Re-Mi by Julie Andrews
  • Let It Go by Idina Menzel
  • Anything Phil Collins or John Williams


Under Construction



  • Figure skating/ice skating
  • Rollerskating/skate boarding
  • Ballet
  • Ballroom dancing
  • Dancing of any kind
  • Running
  • Gymnastics


  • Concerts
  • The theatre
  • The opera
  • Music stores
  • Parks and gardens (walk around and try to find musicians performing!)
  • Record shops


  • Woodwork
  • Painting
  • Graphic design
  • Metalwork
  • Creating your own instruments


  • Practice your instrument(s)
  • Watch a musical
  • Listen to music
  • Sing/vocal exercises
  • Create playlists with oddly specific themes
  • Broaden your musical horizons
  • Paint on your CDs/vinyls (But only the ones you won't be using! They'll be rendered unusable after you decorate them)
  • Design album covers for yourself
  • Write songs/lyrics
  • Write poems
  • Compose your own songs
  • Think of band names
  • Learn sheet music and TAB
  • Decorate your instruments
  • Read a music textbook
  • Hyperfixate on a musician/band and learn all about them (Mozart was a catboy)
  • Watch a movie and download the soundtrack


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