The Music Program offers three distinct four-year programs leading to the Bachelor of Music degree, Music Education, Performance, and Music Business.
The Music Education concentration focuses on the need to develop diverse skills marketable to a wide range of current needs in the field of music education. We offer practical secondary instruments (Strings, recorder, percussion, choral techniques) to increase the marketability of each student. Our education students are often also strong performers, and develop business awareness skills applicable to the development of solid music programs at a variety of age groups.
The Music Performance concentration of the Bachelor of Music degree is designed to refine and develop skills essential to professional musicians. Extensive one-on-one training with our world-class performing faculty, and practical experience in our chamber ensembles form the essence of the performance concentration. Large rehearsal spaces, and concert halls are made readily available to students. It is a distinct advantage to have continual access to actual concert halls, as the ear develops a more accurate understanding of acoustics than it does from the microscopic practice rooms offered by most music schools. Students can choose from the following list of major instruments: Bassoon, Clarinet, Composition, Conducting, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Harp, Oboe, Organ, Percussion, Saxophone, Sitar, String Bass, Tabla, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Viola, Violin, Violoncello, Voice.
This innovative concentration offers the same extensive one-on-one training with our world-class performing faculty as the performance major, but includes 27 credits from the business school. This blend positions graduates to apply to MBA programs or Master of Music programs.