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Programs & Degrees

Music is a creative art requiring constant renewal through the efforts of composers, performers, and teachers.  It is also a branch of the humanities, subject to scholarly study and interpretation of its theoretical concepts and historical development.

The School of Music offers:

  • The Bachelor of Arts degree in music history, and music with a vocal or instrumental emphasis
  • The Bachelor of Music degree in jazz studies, composition, music education, and performance
  • Master of Music in performance, conducting, and composition
  • Master of Arts in music theory, music history, music education, and ethnomusicology
  • Doctor of Musical Arts in performance, conducting, and composition
  • Doctor of Philosophy in historical musicology, ethnomusicology, music theory, and music education.

Courses offered include those in music history and research methodology, music theory, the history of jazz, the history of popular music, American musical theater, non-Western music, gender and music, opera, chamber music, and symphonic music. 

For more detail on the degree program , consult the School of Music Admissions page.