The Music program at Morgan State University offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Music, and Masters of Arts in Music. Undergraduates may also elect to complete a Minor in Music. Our music program is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
The goals of our Music program are as follows:
(1) To provide a comprehensive training in music, consisting of common courses obligatory to all degree candidates, with supplemental offerings which define each student's focus area;
(2) To stimulate self-reliance and encourage independent intellectual and artistic growth;
(3) To provide all students the cultural and humanistic perspectives and skills common to the music profession;
(4) To give foundational support to those students who would like to become certified to teach music in the public schools;
(5) To provide advanced training to students who are interested in performing; and
(6) To contribute to the general cultural and educational aspirations of the campus and the community.
Undergraduate Music majors will gain a comprehensive foundation to support careers in music along with classes in liberal arts and humanities to broaden their general knowledge. While students who graduate with a B.A. in Music are not certified for teaching, the University offers a dual degree program whereby students may apply to the Graduate School in their junior year to obtain the Master of Teaching degree (M.A.T.). The student who elects this option may obtain an Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and an M.A.T. degree with State of Maryland Teaching Certification in K-12 Music in as little as five years.
Our Master of Arts in Music degree consists of a common core curriculum that includes Applied Lessons, Music Theory and Music History along with a wide range of courses to support students' specific areas of interest. Students may choose from the following concentrations: Vocal; Piano; Instrumental; Choral Conducting; or Sacred Music. Electives include additional courses in Applied Lessons, Ensemble, Pedagogy, Repertoire and other areas of study. This program allows students to develop the expertise to make independent and original contributions to the profession.
All of our students benefit from taking applied music lessons from a nationally renowned faculty. With a low student-to-faculty ratio, our Music program is able to provide individual attention to each student within a close knit community. Graduates of our Music program find careers in a multitude of professions including: teaching, performing, composing, marketing, arts management, publishing, church music directing, and sound recording.
MSU Music Ensembles Include:
Choir and Concert Singers—www.msuchoir.org