School of Music
The School of Music offers Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Performance,
as well as four Music Minors.
Bachelor of Music in Music Education
The 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.
Bachelor of Music in Performance
The music performance curriculum is designed
for students who wish to 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.
Bachelor of Science in Music
The Bachelor of Science in Music curriculum is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in the field of music that may not fit the traditional models of music education or music performance.
This liberal arts style degree allows students to receive strong musical training while exploring other areas of study. Classes in music theory, private studio instruction, and ensemble performance are combined with non-music classes such as business, marketing, technology, and/or management.
This contemporary and wide-ranging interdisciplinary approach will prepare students
for numerous career paths in the music industry.
The School of Music offers four distinct minors in Music History, Music Performance,
Music Technology and in Music Theory & Composition.
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