Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree Programs

B.A. in Music Degree Programs

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The Bachelor of Arts in Music program provides a broad understanding of the integral role of music in society. To prepare students for graduate study and/or a career in the arts, a working knowledge of American music and Western art music is developed, including history, literature, and sources in art and vernacular traditions. Research into areas of specific interest is encouraged beyond the classroom and students are challenged to make music through analysis, composition, improvisation and performance.

B.A. in Music (General Concentration)

  • The primary goal of this B.A. in Music general degree program is to continue providing students with a solid foundation in music.  
  • A comprehensive education in music that would allow students to explore aspects of performance, education, and entrepreneurship.  
  • Upon graduating from Millersville University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, the student will be able to do the following:

Performer 

  • Perform at Level 2 on his/her/their major instrument 
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of literature in his/her/their performance area through written and oral communication
  • Synthesize related concepts throughout the discipline including historical, theoretical, pedagogical and practical

Educator

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of different aspects of pedagogy in his/her specific teaching area 
  • Develop critical thinking and writing skills and an exploration of musical technology 
Entrepreneur
  • Explore entrepreneurship through classes in entrepreneurship and music business  

B.A. in Music (Performance Concentration)

  • The primary goal of this B.A. in Music with a concentration in performance degree program is to continue providing students with a solid foundation in music.
  • A comprehensive education in music that would allow students to explore aspects of performance, education, and entrepreneurship.  
  • Upon graduating from Millersville University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, the student will be able to do the following: 
Performer
  • Perform at Level 4 on his/her major instrument 
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of literature in his/her performance area through written and oral communication 
  • Synthesize related concepts throughout the discipline including historical, theoretical, pedagogical and practical 
  • Be prepared to give solo and chamber recitals 
  • Prepare for graduate and/or professional auditions
Educator
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of different aspects of pedagogy in his/her/their specific teaching area. 
  • Develop critical thinking and writing skills and a competency with musical technology 
  • Pursue musical research into areas of special interest and present findings at a research symposium 
  • Pursue a graduate degree in a specialized area of music
Entrepreneur
  • Demonstrate principles of entrepreneurship by identifying a social need or issue and addressing it/them through successful social media campaigns and business practices in applications such as:
    • Establishing a studio 
    • Promoting concerts  
    • Working with non-profit organizations
  • Dual Degree options with Performance and Music Industry or Music Education
  • Master classes with international artists
  • Classical or Commercial track
  • Minor options in entreprenurial studies
 Graduates of our Music Performance program have also continued their studies at:
  • Eastman School of Music
  • Penn State University
  • Peabody Conservatory of Music
  • University of Maryland
  • Westminster Choir College

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