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Bachelor of Music (B.M.)

College: College of Liberal Arts & Communication

Department: Music


This degree emphasizes composition or performance, depending on concentration area.

Composition Concentration

Students with a concentration in composition will demonstrate achievement of the highest possible level of skill in the use of basic concepts, tools, techniques, and procedures to develop a composition from concept to finished product. This involves the competency to work with both electronic and acoustic media; work with a variety of forms, styles, and notations; and apply principles of scoring appropriate to particular compositions.

Required Courses

Students must meet requirements set by the College of Liberal Arts and Communication for entry into the Music Program.

Admission to the University is required. A strong background in music ensembles and private study is recommended.


Curriculum and degree requirements can be found in the most current Undergraduate Bulletin.

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Career Opportunities

This degree prepares students to pursue performance careers as soloists, collaborative performers in ensemble, and composers in various genres. Most students seek graduate work before embarking on their careers.


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