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your career in music 

Bachelor of Music degree options 

In preparation for a professional music career, undergraduates may pursue a Bachelor of Music in music studies with options in music education or performance. 

In addition to the specific courses required for either option, students must complete a set of core coursework.

 

Admission procedures

Students interested in studying music education or performance must apply to the Bachelor of Music in music studies program. Admission requires a successful interview and audition.  Auditions will occur in the winter prior to admission, or during the week prior to the beginning of fall term.  Successful admission will be decided by the faculty program director or faculty committee.  Those failing to gain admission may join the B.A. / B.S. in music and re-audition the following year. Students who do not pass the audition may retake the examination one time to convert from the B.A. or B.S. in music to the B.Mus.

Benchmarks Required for Completion of the Options

Each program will have a system of benchmarks that students must fulfill in order to move forward in the selected option.  This will ensure that students are adhering to a standard of musical excellence and on track toward achieving industry standard preparation, as well as staying on track toward four-year graduation.

B.Mus. in music studies with an option in music education

  • Admission to the Bachelor of Music program through audition
  • 80% score on the final exam of MUS 121, allowing continuation to MUS 122.
  • Attaining MUP 200 level on major instrument/voice
  • Successful completion of MUED 100: Music Education in the Public Schools with a minimum of a B-
  • Application for admission to the music education option after successful completion of MUS 123, MUED 100, and attainment of MUP 200 level.  Admission to be decided by the faculty program director or faculty committee. 
  • Attainment of MUP 300 level on major instrument/voice

 

B.Mus. in music studies with an option in performance

  • Admission to the Bachelor of Music program through audition
  • 80% score on the final exam of MUS 121, allowing continuation to MUS 122.
  • Attaining MUP 200 level on major instrument/voice
  • Admission to be decided by the faculty program director of faculty committee following successful completion of MUS 123 and successful MUP 200 level change.
  • Attainment of MUP 300 level on major instrument/voice
  • Attainment of MUP 400 level on major instrument/voice