UMBC's Music degrees prepare students for advanced study in performance, theory, musicology, composition, education or technology. Graduates typically continue on to graduate school, professional performance, teaching, research, composition or the music industry.
B.A. in Music
As a music major, a student concentrates in one of eight emphases ranging from 56 to 86 credits. A grade of “C” or better in any course counts toward the major, except where otherwise specified.
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in American Contemporary Music
This one-year program is designed for students who have already earned a bachelors degree in music, and who are interested in further preparing for entry to graduate school, a professional music career, and/or specializing in contemporary music.
Minor in Music
Students may elect to minor in music by taking 18 required credits.Minor in Music Requirements
All music majors registering for MUSC 193, 194 or 390 (private instruction) are expected to perform each semester in a music forum (Music 191), with the exception of the first semester of study, when public performance is at the discretion of the instructor. A faculty jury examination is required of all music majors in performance studies at the end of each semester
Faculty advisors are available every semester for guidance in all aspects of the music curriculum. Contact Prof. Nancy Beith (firstname.lastname@example.org).