Develop your talent and ability as a musician, gain a thorough understanding of the elements and history of music, discover related business or arts applications for music, and learn to teach music with a degree in music. You’ll have the opportunity to rehearse and conduct a university ensemble within the music program.
As an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music, the music provides numerous opportunities for performing such as band, choir, and ensemble. With a degree in music you’ll be prepared for a career in teaching, performing, instrument repair or sales, or art administration.
Choose how your degree will best suit your interests by choosing a teaching emphasis or non-teaching emphasis area.
Choral Music Education
An emphasis in choral music education will allow you to teach vocal music, including choir, at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels.
General Music Education
With an emphasis in general music, you will be prepared to teach general music at the pre-kindergarten through fifth grade levels.
Instrumental Music Education
The instrumental music education emphasis provides the foundation to teach instrumental music, including band, at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels.
An emphasis in instrumental music will help you develop your skills on an instrument of your choice, other than piano.
The emphasis in piano will allow you to develop your piano skills.
The vocal music emphasis is available to music majors who are interested in specializing in voice.