Through the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities degree, the music program offers challenging instruction and performance opportunities to prepare students for careers and/or advanced study in a number of music specializations. Students in other major fields may also pursue a minor in music.
Specifically, the music program provides academic and performance training leading to all-level teacher certification and careers in music education in both public and private elementary and secondary schools, music careers in private study teaching or church programs, or graduate study in music, in preparation for careers in music performance, composition, music theory or musicology.
The program serves students from within a broad liberal arts curriculum. In this role, it provides:
• A core of basic courses and musical experiences to meet general education requirements in music for the university student population
• An awareness of the interrelationship between the arts and other academic disciplines
• Opportunities for individuals to develop an articulate aesthetic sense and to become discerning consumers and patrons of the arts
• Performance experiences for musicians of various skill levels, through ensembles open to membership without audition and ensembles designed to meet the needs of pre-professional musicians.