The College of Arts and Architecture

Bachelor of Music

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This degree helps students prepare for careers in performance or composition.

There are four Bachelor of Music options:

  • Composition
  • Strings, Winds, Brass, Percussion
  • Keyboard
  • Voice

Studio instruction is offered in all orchestral instruments, piano, and voice. Entrance to this degree program requires a strong background of musical accomplishment.

Students are accepted to the Bachelor of Music in Composition program upon a successful audition consisting of submission of a portfolio of compositions and audition in the applicant's primary performance medium. Continuation in the program will be based on progress in compositional activity and performance in music theory, literature, and basic musicianship.

Students may apply for entrance to the Bachelor of Music in Performance program at the end of their fourth semester. During the first two years of study, students' progress in theory, basic musicianship, music literature, and performance track applied courses is monitored. Students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 to be admitted to the degree program.