Available Undergraduate Degrees and Majors
Bachelor of Music (BM)
“I would suggest incoming students visit the schools they are interested in; have lessons with the professors of their applied areas at the schools, and spend some time on the campuses to get a feel for the communities that exist there. I feel that it’s very important for students to not only find a professor that fits their needs and personality, but also to find a school where they feel comfortable and at home.”—Kristen Ross, music education
The bachelor of music degree provides undergraduate preparation for a professional career and a background for graduate study. The curriculum for each bachelor of music program stresses not only technical and musical skills but also a broad understanding of the social and cultural environment in which the art of music is practiced. See the sections immediately following as well as the course descriptions for specific details of each of these majors.
The bachelor of music degree is a highly structured degree and provides specific preparation for careers directly in music (musicology, composition and theory), music education and music performance.
Programs of Study (Majors)
- Jazz Studies
- Music Education
- Choral Option
- Classroom Option (General Music)
- Instrumental Option
- Music History and Literature
- Church Music
- Guitar: Jazz emphasis
- Keyboard Accompanying, Pedagogy or Literature
- Vocal Pedagogy
- Woodwind Specialist
- World Music
Bachelor of Musical Arts (BMA)
The bachelor of musical arts degree provides undergraduate preparation involving music and multidisciplinary curricula with intellectual, pragmatic, and professional objectives. The curriculum for each bachelor of musical arts degree stresses an interdisciplinary or multidisciplinary approach developed to a particular discrete competence for each student on the basis of a counseling process.
The bachelor of musical arts degree provides a significant preparation in music studies (minimum of 50 percent of the program) while also providing opportunities for study in other programs (entrepreneurship, arts management, journalism or recording technology, for example) as preparation for employment in music related careers.
Music minors available through the College of Musical Arts