Students completing the Bachelor of Music, Music Education degree will be recommended for the appropriate license to teach music in the public schools. Concentrations are available in vocal or instrumental music for grades PreK-12. Music Education graduates that complete the approved teacher education program (including the Teacher Candidate Internship) are eligible for teaching licensure from the Virginia Department of Education, which is reciprocal in 47 states. See the Bachelor of Music, Music Education program page for more information.
The Bachelor of Music in Composition degree focuses on the development of analysis, composition, and computer skills is based on a comprehensive study of the theoretical background of music from all periods and various cultures.
The Performance degree prepares students for the high level of musicianship and professionalism expected in multiple genres of music.
The Music Industry degree focuses on the mastery of musical skills as well as the practical, technical, and business aspects of the field.
See the Bachelor of Music in Composition, Performance or Music Industry program page for more information.
The Bachelor of Arts in Music allows students to specialize in music within a broad liberal arts degree program. Students may select 18 credit hours of upper-level music courses or may choose an emphasis in either music history, music theory or jazz areas. Students planning on graduate study in music theory or history should consider this program. See the Bachelor of Arts program page for more information.
The Music Minor can be paired with practically any major in the university. The minor areas are designed for students who want to continue to develop musically throughout their college career. It is highly recommended that students begin the Music Minor in the freshman year. See the Music Minor program page for more information.