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Undergraduate Degree Programs

The Department of Music offers undergraduate curricula leading to the degrees of:

  • Bachelor of Music (BM)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Each of the undergraduate degrees offered prepares a student to pursue a career in music or to enter graduate school.


BM: Music Education

Prepares for a career in public, private, or charter school music teaching. Options are available for degree-seeking students or students already in possession of a music degree but who desire teaching certification.

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BM: Music Performance

Provides a strong background in repertoire and performance, and prepares for graduate work in the creative and performing arts and a professional career at the university level.

BM: Music Composition

Students will discover and explore their unique creative voice and develop their musical and compositional skills through weekly instruction, group seminars and discussion, live performances of their original works, and appropriate course work in music theory, history, orchestration, and electronic music.

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BA: General Music

Provides basic knowledge of music and a broad liberal arts background with electives available to allow exploration of other areas of interest.

Music Minor

Offers courses in private lessons, ensembles, and other academic music courses.