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The Department of Music offers three types of undergraduate degrees and one graduate degree program with several areas of emphasis from which to choose. Students interested in a music major or minor will be required to audition and take a brief Music Fundamentals Exam during their audition visit.
The music minor is intended for students majoring in other disciplines:
Liberal Arts emphasis: A classic liberal arts degree that includes a secondary study emphasis (minor): recommended course sequence.
Music Education: A major preparing students for elementary through high school teaching: recommended course sequence.
- Bachelor of Music Education: Instrumental emphasis
- Bachelor of Music Education: Vocal emphasis
If you are interested in pursuing an instrumental major for the primary BME degree and wish to be certified to teach vocal music as well (BME Instrumental with dual certification) the department has prepared a suggested course of study.
If you are interested in pursuing a vocal major for the primary BME degree and wish to be certified to teach instrumental music as well (BME Vocal with dual certification) the department has prepared a suggested course of study for this option as well.
Performance and Pedagogy: Performance degrees are available in a wide variety of instrumental and vocal areas.
- Bachelor of Music in: Performance
- Bachelor of Music in: Music Technology
- Bachelor of Music in: Pedagogy
- Bachelor of Music in: Jazz-Commercial Music
Graduate Study: Central Missouri offers the Master of Arts degree in music with emphases in:
- Theory and Composition
- History and Literature
- Music Education
- Piano Pedagogy
- Master of Arts