The School of Music and Performing Arts combines degree programs in music, theater, and dance, and is
accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
In addition to degrees in performing arts, it offers a
Bachelor of Music degree with concentrations in performance, music
media, theory-composition, piano pedagogy, and jazz. The Bachelor of
Music degree is a professional program with primary emphasis on
development of the skills, concepts, and knowledge essential to the
professional life of the musician. The Bachelor of Music Education is
offered in conjunction with the College of Education. This degree
prepares students to teach music at the elementary and secondary
levels. Programs in both instrumental and vocal certification are
offered. The School of Music also provides community services primarily
in the areas of performance and consultation.
The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree has two concentrations: Music Business, for students interested in working in the music industry, and Traditional Music, for those interested in performance and advocacy of traditional styles.
degrees is the Master of Music graduate degree. Concentrations in the Master
of Music degree are designed to allow students to specialize in the areas of
performance, music education, theory-composition, conducting, or