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Department of Music
Bachelor of Music

The Bachelor of Music (Performance) degree is designed for talented students who wish to one day seek music-related employment and/or pursue graduate studies in music upon completion of the undergraduate program. A performance program can be exciting and rewarding, most especially for students that share a passion for music and the arts with our faculty. The challenges of such a program appeal to students that have achieved a high level of musical ability while in high school. Such students may take private lessons, may have participated in All-State bands and orchestras, perhaps have had the lead in the school musical, sung in festival choirs, or performed, composed and recorded with their own ensembles. 

Entrance into this program is granted upon a successful audition.

Curriculum Information

The curriculum guides are for informational purposes only, and while deemed accurate, are unofficial. Students should consult College advisors for official curricular information. 

Commercial Music

The Bachelor of Music Performance in Commercial Music (Voice, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Percussion) prepares students for numerous careers throughout the music industry ecosystem. An audition is required. The program combines intensive applied study in commercial styles of performance with traditional musicianship training and music business courses to provide a comprehensive approach to career preparation in the commercial music field. Students are trained to achieve high levels of musical performance, communicate effectively as industry professionals, develop mature stage presence and charisma, and acquire skill in music marketing and promotion. ) Upon completion of the program, students will be qualified to pursue careers as performing, composing, and recording artists, and to seek positions throughout the vast music industry ecosystem, from artist & tour management to music production and sound engineering to major record labels and publishing companies.

Bachelor of Music - Commercial Music Curriculum 

Composition (Technology)

The Bachelor of Music: Composition (Technology) is intended for undergraduate students who wish to pursue careers in composition with particular emphasis in the utilization of technology. An audition is required. Students study the compositional process in a wide range of genres including but not limited to modern music, film and television scoring, game scoring, concert and educational music, music for media, songwriting and song production, and other professional and creative fields, realizing their music primarily through virtual instrument technologies and recording studio techniques. The intended purpose of the program is to prepare students as composers for a wide range of musical applications. 

Bachelor of Music - Composition (Technology)

Bachelor of Music Performance (Instrumental, Voice, or Piano)

The Bachelor of Music Performance (Instrumental, Voice, or Piano) is intended for undergraduate students who wish to prepare for careers as performers of music in which extended study of applied music is required. An audition is required. The degree focuses on an in-depth study of music performance, the technical mechanics of music, music in historical perspective, pedagogical techniques and literature appropriate to their area. Students learn collaborative interaction, study music of a variety of cultures and genres, develop the ability to communicate as music pedagogues and performers, and achieve an extraordinarily high standard of performance and technical skill.


Bachelor of Music - Instrumental Curriculum

Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education (Dual Degree) - Curriculum Guide 


Bachelor of Music - Piano Curriculum

Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education (Dual Degree) - Curriculum Guide


Bachelor of Music - Vocal Curriculum

Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education (Dual Degree) - Curriculum Guide