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Front shot of the NEW music building
Jennifer Mendez, student clarinet player
Percussion Ensemble outside of the NEW music building
Luis Sanchez, Piano and Keyboarding Professor

B.M., Music Performance

The Bachelor of Music (BM) degree designates an emphasis in performance (piano, voice, winds, or percussion) and prepares the students for careers as professional musicians in an orchestra, opera, ballet, recording studio, private studio, or military organization.

  • University Studies (43 sh)
    • Refer to University Studies Requirements
    • Visual and Performing Arts option: Mus 110 (3 sh)
    • Physical Education option: Music 100, Marching Band (2 sh)

Music requires disciplined skill development and careful sequencing of specific courses. Starting with the freshman year, students enroll in two University Studies courses per semester with the balance of coursework in music. This pattern continues throughout the degree program. Additional non-music courses may be required to satisfy deficiencies. Due to the substantial degree requirement, summer school is frequently encouraged.

Undergraduate Degree Requirement

Bachelor of Music Emphasis in Music Performance

University Studies (General Education) (43 credits)
Music Core (43 credits)
Emphasis Area (41 credits)
  • Instrumental
  • Vocal
  • Piano
Download the Undergraduate Degree Requirement