What You Will Learn
What is the Music Degree?
The Bachelor of Arts in Music is housed within the College of Arts and Humanities,
with curriculum providing the option to choose an area of emphasis from the following
list: Instrumental Music, Keyboard Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, or Keyboard Vocal
Music. All participants within this program are required to choose an applied field
and participate in performance ensembles.
What Will I Learn In This Program?
- Stylistic characteristics such as rhythm, melody, and harmony.
- Recognition of historically significant composers, performers, and media.
- Western music history.
- Familiarity with music theory, including pitch, intervals, and compositional structure.
- Ability to perform in chosen applied field with proficiency, both solo and in ensembles.
- Performance of scales and functional skills on piano.
What Courses Will I Take?
The Academic Advising Center has created maps that are term-by-term sample course schedules based on the current Undergraduate Catalog. On each Degree Map, the milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep students on track to graduate in four years.
What Resources Are Available To Me?
- American Bandmasters Association
- American Choral Directors Association
- American Composers Forum
- American Federation of Musicians
- Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association
- The Association of Concert Bands
- Chorus America
- Conductors Guild
- The Film Music Society
- International Alliance for Women in Music
- League of American Orchestras
- Music Critics Association of North America
- Music Publishers Association of the United States
- Music Teachers National Association
- Society of Composers, Inc.
- Suzuki Association of the Americas
Additional resources specifically for Tech students:
- Band of Distinction
- Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia
- Sigma Alpha Iota
- Kappa Kappa Psi
- Tau Beta Sigma
Where Might I Find A Job After Graduating From This Program?
Positions within the Music field vary from composition and copyediting to performance and ensemble leadership. Students can think out of the box with this major as well through careers in ensemble management, civic outreach, and music librarian work. Many students also choose to pursue graduate studies.
Where Can I Get More Information About The Music Degree?
For more information about the Music degree and requirements, see the program within the College of Arts and Humanities catalog.