Commercial Music Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Music – Commercial Music Studies major provides for the study of music within a liberal arts curriculum. The program is suitable for preparing for careers in music other than performance and certified teaching in the schools. You will study a wide selection of musical literature, the principal eras and genres and will develop the ability to hear, identify, and work conceptually with the elements of music (rhythm, melody, harmony, and structure). You will be required to enroll in and participate in activities of the Jazz Ensembles, Combos, Commercial Music Ensembles, and / or Traditional Music Ensembles. The program provides a blending of music study in a variety of non-classical and non-ethnic musical styles.

A minor of study is required for this degree.

For a complete list of program requirements and additional course information, visit the undergraduate catalog website.
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