Bachelor of Arts in Music

Bachelor of Arts in Music student

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Bachelor of Arts in Music

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree provides a broad coverage of the entire field of music, with the option of developing an individualized program tailored to meet the educational and career goals of the student.


The B.A. in music provides career opportunities in music business, church music, songwriting, performing, arranging/composing, and private music instruction. Through professional instruction and various performance opportunities, students will be well equipped if they choose to continue their studies at the graduate level. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Bachelor of Music Education or Bachelor of Arts in Music program, graduates will be able to:

  • Perform with developed technical skill and stylistic refinement, both as a soloist and as an ensemble member.
  • Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the theoretical concepts of music and their relationship to each other with reference to works performed.  
  • Critically analyze, discuss, and demonstrate the use of musical concepts to present a stylistic interpretation of music performed.
  • Demonstrate proficient aural and visual skills in reading and writing music, including composing, arranging, and improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.
  • Demonstrate critical listening skills.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the major Western historical music periods and the music of world cultures.
  • Demonstrate fundamental competence in using music technology through study and laboratory experience.
  • Synthesize skills and knowledge through jury, recital, and concert performance as well as portfolio development and practicae.
  • Demonstrate functional keyboard skills with proficient ability to accompany and perform at the piano.