The Department of Music offers undergraduate curricula leading to the degrees of:
- Bachelor of Music
- Bachelor of Arts
Each of the undergraduate degrees offered prepares a student to pursue a career in music or to enter graduate school.
Bachelor of Music
The Bachelor of Music degree is considered the professional degree in the Department of Music. Options available in this degree are:
- 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.
- 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.
- Composition – for talented students who wish to actively create in a variety of music idioms.
Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Arts degree provides a broad Liberal Arts background:
- Music General – a basic knowledge of music and a broad liberal arts background with electives available to allow exploration of other areas of interest.
The Music Minor degree offers courses in private lessons, ensembles, and other academic music courses.