music degrees

 

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education is a specialized professional degree designed to prepare students for teaching in public school music programs. In addition to a general studies program leading to teacher certification, students have the opportunity to specialize in:

All-Level Instrumental Music Education: Developing performance and leadership skills in marching band, wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, and various instrumental chamber ensembles; applied instrument; conducting; music theory and history; and instrumental music education.

All-Level Vocal Music Education: Developing performance and leadership skills in mixed chorus, men and women’s ensembles, opera, musical theatre, and chamber vocal groups; applied voice; conducting; music theory and history; and vocal music education.

The Bachelor of Music in Performance is a specialized professional degree designed to prepare students for careers in music performance. In addition to a general studies program and thorough training in fundamental musicianship, students have the opportunity to specialize in:

Instrumental Performance: Developing advanced performance skills in solo performance, large ensembles, and instrumental chamber groups; developing pedagogical philosophies and an awareness of repertoire for teaching within the specialization; and instrumental conducting.

Keyboard Performance: Developing advanced performance skills in solo piano or organ; advanced training in collaborative performance; and developing pedagogical philosophies and an awareness of repertoire for teaching within the specialization.

Vocal Performance: Developing advanced performance skills in solo performance, choral ensembles, opera, and musical theatre; developing pedagogical philosophies and an awareness of repertoire for teaching within the specialization; diction; and choral conducting.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is a broad-based interdisciplinary degree which combines music studies with those of other disciplines. In addition to a well-developed program of general studies, students have the opportunity to explore diverse music options through several emphasis areas:

General Music: Music fundamentals and electives combined with a minor degree in any secondary discipline.

Theory/Composition: General music study with the opportunity to pursue elective studies in music theory and/or composition with a minor degree in any secondary discipline (English recommended for development of writing skills).

Church Music & Worship: General music study with the opportunity to pursue elective studies in church music with a minor degree in Religion or Religious Education.

Requirements for a Minor in Music (BA or BS) - The minor requires 19 semester hours with *3 hours included in the general education core. 13 hours lower level and 6 hours upper level.

 

The School of Music at Wayland Baptist University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music