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    Department of Music, Theatre and Dance 

  • Much more than an ensemble.

    Department of Music, Theatre and Dance

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MORE ABOUT ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

Morehead State University offers a wide range of opportunities for performing arts study. Our nationally accredited degree programs include majors in theatre, theatre with teaching certification, music education, performance, accompanying, and jazz studies. There is also opportunity to minor in dance, theatre, music, and traditional music.

For those students with a non-teaching undergraduate degree in music and who wish to pursue teacher certification in music, the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance also offers a Post-Baccalaureate Integrated Music P-12 Initial Certification Program.

Our graduate program offers the Master of Music Degree with concentrations in music education or performance. Study is centered around a specialization in voice, instrumental or choral conducting, brasswinds, woodwinds, percussion, orchestral strings, keyboard instruments, guitar, or jazz.

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Music Education:  This program is designed for students who are planning for careers as music teachers in the public schools. The BME program meets the requirements for the Integrated Music P-12 initial certificate. The Integrated Music P-12 certificate is the Kentucky license to teach general, instrumental, and vocal music, primary through 12th grade levels.

Bachelor of Music in Performance:  The Bachelor of Music program is designed for musically advanced students who are planning careers in music as performers and/or private teachers. It does not meet certification requirements for public school teaching. The following areas of specialization are available: harpsichord, jazz studies, organ, piano, strings, theory/composition, voice, winds, brass, and percussion. It does not meet certification requirements for public school teaching.

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies:  This degree program is designed for musically advanced students who are planning careers in jazz performance and has an emphasis in jazz performance, improvisation, arranging, history, and literature.

Bachelor of Arts in Music: The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major or minor in music provides for the study of music within a liberal arts curriculum. Emphasis is placed upon the study and performance of music literature. It is suitable for preparing students for careers in music other than performance or teaching music in the public schools.  A minor area of study is required for this degree.

Bachelor of Arts in Music (Traditional Music):  The BA in Music (Traditional Music) degree provides for the study of traditional music as related to the creative cultural interaction in Appalachia that has produced a wealth of distinctive styles of music. As it relates to The Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University, “traditional” music includes Bluegrass, Old Time, Country, Ballad Singing, Blues, Celtic, Western Swing and many other related forms. The music with which we are most involved stems from, or is influenced by the music that is identified with our southern Appalachian mountain region.  A minor area of study is required for this degree.  This program is offered in cooperation with the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music.

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre:  The BA in Theatre is designed to give students formal training in all aspects of theatre performance and production with an emphasis on extensive "hands on" experiences.  A minor area of study is required for this degree.

Bachelor of Arts in Theatre with Teaching Certification:  The BA in Theatre with Teaching Certification is for those students who wish to pursue a career of teaching theatre in the schools.

Minor in Dance:  For those students who desire to pursue a major in another field but also with formal training in dance.

Minor in Music:  For those students who desire to pursue a major in a non-music field but also wish formal study in music.

Minor in Theatre:  For those students who wish to study in a major other than theatre but wish formal training in theatre.

Minor in Traditional Music:  This program is offered in cooperation with the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music.

Post-Baccalaureate Integrated Music P-12 Initial Certification Program:  For those students with a non-teaching undergraduate degree in music and wish to pursue teacher certification in music.

Graduate Programs

Master of Music:  Concentration in Music Education: This option provides a curriculum that offers both accessibility and flexibility. Several of the courses for this degree are offered online with future online courses under development. The flexible curriculum allows for a significant amount of study in instrumental and choral conducting, composition, brasswinds, woodwinds, percussion, orchestral strings, keyboard instruments, guitar, jazz, and Kodaly with additional opportunities to study music history and literature and music education.

Master of Music:
  Concentration in Performance: Study is centered around a specialization in voice or in instrumental and choral conducting, composition, brasswinds, woodwinds, percussion, orchestral strings, keyboard instruments, guitar, and jazz.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

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Bachelor of Music Education, Edgewood, KY "MSU has one of the best music education programs in Kentucky. Along with that program the whole department has so many great instructors and ensembles. I find myself improving everyday thanks to everything provided to me here!"

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