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Music (Area 2 Jazz-Commercial Music)

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"I was amazed that this kind of education was available near where I grew up. I think working with current, professional tools will benefit me."
Kristen Hirlinger, Music Technology major

Bachelor of Music Degree

The Bachelor of Music degree allows you to select an emphasis in performance, piano pedagogy, jazz-commercial music or music technology. Music programs at UCM offer a balanced curriculum of classroom studies and practical experiences.

Why Choose Music at UCM?
Area 2: Jazz-Commerical Music

  • The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
  • Each year more than 100 student and faculty recitals, concerts and other musical performances entertain campus audiences and provide academic experiences for students.
  • There are numerous scholarships and awards offered to students in this field.

What will I study?
Theory and music courses provide insights into the music of the past and present. Students receive instruction and studio time in well-equipped electronic music facilities and benefit from practical experiences.

Courses include:

  • Electronic Music Production Techniques
  • Instrumentation
  • Music History
  • Music of the World's Cultures
  • Recital Attendance

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What can I do with a degree in Music?

  • Concert Pianist
  • Conductor
  • Musician
  • Music Video Producer
  • Talent Agent

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How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value engaging learning experiences that include student involvement and service-learning projects.

In Music, there are several involvement opportunities:

  • International Association of Jazz Educators
  • International Tuba and Euphonium Association
  • Music Industry and Recording Association
  • National Association for Music Education
  • Sigma Alpha Iota

Performing Groups

  • Collegiate Choir Women's Chorus
  • Concert Choir
  • Symphony Orchestra and Opera Workshop
  • The Jazz-Rock Combos
  • The Opera Workshop
  • The Marching Mules
  • The Symphonic Band
  • The University Symphony Orchestra
  • The Vocal Jazz Ensemble
  • The Wind Ensemble

About our Faculty:
The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1, which allows professors to get to know you and provide personalized attention.
Besides teaching, many faculty members perform recitals, teach master classes and workshops, and compete both on and off campus. Additionally, many pursue other scholarly activities including writing books and articles, and creating compositions and recordings.

Learn more about Music at UCM.
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