The study of music at UMBC stresses the interdependence of theory, performance and history. Students in the program explore the traditions of Western music, as well as examine new music and other cultures, leading to a balanced understanding of music as a universal form of human artistic expression.
Music also is studied in conjunction with an overview of the other arts, providing students with opportunities to interact with artists from other creative disciplines.
Apply / Audition
An audition/interview before a faculty committee is required of all students wishing to major in music. The audition for the performance emphasis in voice or main instrument should include compositions that best demonstrate the student’s level of ability.
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.
If you would like to visit the music department, sit in on a class, or meet current music students and faculty, please contact Connie Bailey (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Music Office (Fine Arts 509).
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