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The major is a part of the School of Music, an academic unit within the College of Visual and Performing Arts.

The Bachelor of Music degree offers six specialized majors: performance, composition, music industry, music education, jazz studies and music theatre. All music majors must complete the General Education program and a 30 credit hour core program of music courses common to all the majors' curricula. The remaining hours are specified under each of the various majors and concentrations.

All undergraduate music majors must perform on the primary instrument in one assigned ensemble each semester when one or more of the following indicators applies:

  • They are enrolled for a minimum of 12 credit hours on campus.
  • They are enrolled for applied lessons on the primary instrument.
  • They have not completed all of the requirements in the music major.
  • They are not enrolled in an off-campus internship or in student teaching.

Degrees Offered


Declaring the Major

New Freshmen and Transfer Students

  1. Complete a School of Music application available online.
  2. Sign up for an audition and music aptitude test.
  3. If students passed their music audition and have been admitted to the School of Music, declare the Music major when they sign up for orientation.

Currently Enrolled Major Changers 
Contact the School of Music for an audition and music aptitude test.

Progressing in the Major

Students must apply and be fully admitted to the School of Music to progress in the major.

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