School of Music

Degree Programs

The School of Music offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Performance, as well as a Music Minor. 

Bachelor of Music in Music Education

Music EducationThe music education curriculum is designed for students who wish to become school band, choir, or orchestra directors. Classes in music history, music theory, pedagogy, and conducting are combined with private studio instruction and large ensemble performance opportunities. This degree (which leads to Tennessee Teacher Licensure) requires admission to the Teacher Education Program in the College of Education.  Students can choose to focus in Vocal or Instrumental.

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Bachelor of Music in Performance

The music performance curriculum is designed
for student who wish Performanceto perform professionally with orchestras, military bands, jazz bands, opera companies, or in musical theater. This course of study also prepares students to pursue graduate degrees at the master's and doctoral levels in preparation for a university teaching career. Classes in music history, music theory, and advanced private studio instruction are combined with extensive solo, chamber, and large ensemble performance opportunities. 

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Music Minor

Students wishing to complete a minor in Music must meet the following requirements:

MUS 1030 Music Appreciation / 3 credits
MUS 1120 Harmony I / 3 credits
MUS 3010 Music History I / 3 credits (prerequisite: MUS 1030)
MUS 3020 Music History II / 3 credits (prerequisite: MUS 1030)
MUS ---- Private Lessons / 2 credits (two semesters required)
MUS ---- Ensemble / 1 credit

TOTAL: 15 credits


For more information:

School of Music | 931-372-3161 |
Student Success Center | 931-372-6036 | 800-241-3896 |

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