Music (BA, BM, BME, BS)

The School of Music is a place where dedicated people make exceptional music, stimulate artistic growth, explore educational methodology and conduct groundbreaking research. We offer a broad selection of 38 degree programs from the baccalaureate to the doctoral level and have a strong commitment to reaching a diverse student population across our campus. 

The School of Music is divided into eight distinct areas of study: Conducting and Ensembles, Jazz Studies, Music Education, Musicology, Orchestral Instruments (Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, Strings, Harp), Theory and Composition, Piano and Voice.

Undergraduate students will find a wide variety of majors available. The Bachelor of Music degree is offered in Performance, Theory, Composition, History and Jazz Studies. The Bachelor of Music Education is also offered, and enjoys a reputation as one of the nation's most well-respected programs. Students looking for a more flexible curriculum may opt for a Bachelor of Arts degree in music.

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Alumni have earned prominent positions and enviable reputations performing in the nation’s symphony orchestras, military bands and choruses, and chamber ensembles; teaching in conservatories, music schools, research institutions, and public schools; and leading individual careers as composers and scholars. Student and faculty ensembles regularly tour, commission, record, and are featured at national and international conferences, conventions, and professional meetings.

courses you might take:

MUSIC 2221: Music Theory I

Elements of music and musical notation; analytical concepts and terminology; fundamentals of counterpoint and melody; extensive practice through written drill and creative projects.

MUSIC 2240: Music History I

The development of western art music from ancient times to 1700.

MUSIC 3351: The World of Music

Introduction to music in non-Western cultures and societies and to the concepts, vocabulary, and methodology for dealing with this music.


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