Entrance Audition: To be admitted to a music major program, students must complete an audition for the music faculty. This is done during Scholarship Auditions or Fall Juries following the first semester of private instruction.
Ensemble Requirement: Music majors are required to participate every semester in at least one music ensemble specified in their major. Exceptions are granted automatically to students studying away or student teaching.
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Bachelor of Music in Performance
For dedicated musicians seeking the highest professional goals and achievement in performance. 84 semester hours in Music.
- Instrumental Performance
- Piano Performance
- Organ Performance
- Vocal Performance
Bachelor of Musical Arts
For those seeking to combine a broader, liberal arts education with a professional degree in music. A non-music cognate (a minor or second major outside of music) is required. 62 semester hours in Music.
Bachelors of Music Education
For those seeking to teach music in schools. 87 semester hours in Music plus 17 hours in the School of Education. Under normal circumstances, a 9-semester program, including student teaching in the final semester.
- K-12, Choral Concentration, with an Elementary (K-6) or Secondary (7-12) focus
- K-12, Band Concentration, with an Elementary (K-6) or Secondary (7-12) focus
- K-12, Orchestra Concentration, with an Elementary (K-6) or Secondary (7-12) focus
Bachelor of Music in Composition
Bachelor of Arts
A liberal arts degree with a focus in music. A non-music cognate (a minor or second major outside of music) is required. 48 semester hours in Music.
- Music – General (22 semester hours)
- A Specialized Minor in Composition, Instrumental, Organ, Piano, Voice or Jazz (32 semester hours).