Undergraduate Degree Program
The Department offers one degree: the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in Music, with three separate concentrations for instrumentalists, keyboard players and vocalists. A diagnostic entrance examination and an audition in the major performance area are required for each concentration of the degree program, and students are then advised accordingly. A minor in music is available for those wishing to develop their musical interest as a supplement to a different major field. This consists of 18 credits selected with administrative advisement. The Music area is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
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 undergraduate degree in Music and an M.A.T. degree with State of Maryland Teaching Certification in Music in as little as five years.