Enhance Your Abilities Through Music
The Bachelor of Arts with a Concentration in Music is a liberal studies degree that can prepare you for any number of music or music-related career fields. This program allows for more flexibility for students to design their own degree program. In the BA, you will also select a minor in a different department, with the help of your academic advisor. The music BA plus a minor in a different area can lead to numerous opportunities in graduate school and a variety of career options. Learn more about the Department of Music.
Is this Program a Good Fit for You?
Music (BA) students are typically interested in:
SEE YOURSELF SUCCEED WITH A DEGREE IN Music
You'll discover a vibrant community of talented musicians who are dedicated to fostering world-class ensembles, bands and chorales. Our programs are recognized internationally with students competing and performing overseas.
You'll have opportunities to participate in studio recitals and master classes taught by renowned professors and nationally recognized guest musicians. Our faculty are dedicated to improving your music appreciation, comprehension and performance.
With over 300 majors, the Department of Music offers top-notch performing experiences while still providing one-on-one mentorship. You'll have many opportunities to participate in recitals and performances.
Thinking critically and communicating effectively. That's what employers are looking for. The College of Humanities, Social Sciences and Arts is dedicated to providing you the knowledge and resources for exceling in the workforce.
The Department of Music at Texas A&M University-Commerce is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
Texas A&M University-Commerce has the distinction of being an All-Steinway school, with a Spirio Technology designation.
Let your passion for music shape the lives of those around you. A Bachelor of Arts degree prepares you for a wide variety of careers.
A study of the historical development of the art of Western music from the Middle Ages through the Baroque Era. Particular attention will be given to music as an aspect of general cultural and intellectual history as well as to the evolution of musical forms and styles.
The course is intended primarily for music majors at the junior or senior level. Major topics discussed in the book Experiencing Music Technology (1996) by David Williams and Peter Webster will serve as the basis for course content.
Private instruction for music majors in keyboard, voice, instruments, or composition. This course includes recitals and performance forums with teacher-directed student evaluations and instructions.
Undergraduate Music Department Scholarships
Music department scholarships are available and awarded based on your audition. Please contact the Department of Music for further information.
- Performance-based scholarships are available to music majors and non-music majors based on the results of the Department of Music audition. The amount of the award varies according to the student's audition and potential contribution to the department.
- Housing scholarships are available in addition to performance-based scholarships. Housing scholarships are awarded as a $500.00 a semester credit toward the students on-campus housing bill.
- Students must meet the eligibility requirement of the University to be eligibility for a music scholarship.
- Scholarship recipients are required to meet the ensemble and studio requirements as stated in their scholarship contract each semester.
- Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher for a music scholarship to be renewed each semester. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher for a housing scholarship to be renewed each semester.
Undergraduate Program Costs
Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.