American Music Studies, B.A.

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The Bachelor of Arts in American Music Studies is available at the following locations:

About this Program

The American Music Studies degree at Wayland is a broad-based, interdisciplinary degree that includes course programs emphasizing areas such as church music and worship, theory and composition, American Music Studies, or general music.

American Music Studies majors engage in a broad curriculum of general music courses while also pursuing extensive knowledge and skills through upper-level studies specific to the American Music Studies degree.   

The American Music Studies degree requires students to complete 45 credit hours in their major field, as well as the completion of a minor in any field of study. Students in the American Music Studies program build their areas of focus from courses like history and literature of Western music, American music, world music, and song literature, and must complete a capstone course before graduation.  


A Bachelor of Arts degree in American Music Studies requires 124 course hours. A total of 42 hours must be from upper-level courses.

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The School of Music has a highly qualified and experienced faculty.

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Related Programs / Majors / Minors


  • NAfME – National Association for Music Educators
  • Students pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Choral Music Education or Bachelor of Music in Instrumental Music Education are invited to join.
  • Students take part in activities such as attending the state education conference, mentoring area high school students, and developing arts advocacy skills and other professional skills.


  • Music Teacher, post-secondary
  • Music publishing
  • Music supervision
  • Film and television
  • Record label industry
  • Performing rights