The Bachelor of Music program offers a balanced mix of professional music training and instruction in theory and composition. Developed in accordance with guidelines of the National Association of Schools of Music in the United States, the program is directed by an internationally acclaimed composer and conductor, Theodore Antoniou.
- View the online course catalog for the BM
The Bachelor of Music program has a two-fold focus on performance – in both classical and jazz music - and theory and composition. Students receive comprehensive training to achieve a level of performance expected of professional musicians.
The Bachelor of Music program offers the following concentrations in classical and modern music.
- Music Theory
- Film Scoring
- Music Production
- Music History and Literature
Strengths of the Bachelor of Music Program
Students in the Bachelor of Music program benefit from:
- Concentrations available in classical and in modern music
- A very flexible class schedule, with afternoon, evening and e-learning courses to accommodate students’ work schedules.
- Small class size that ensures you receive individual attention from your teacher.
- Special emphasis on music theory and analysis, music history, and music technology
- Faculty mentoring and personal support for your academic and professional development.
Successful completion of the Bachelor of Music program will require completion of a total of 121 credits: 40 credits in general education, 42 credits in the major core courses, 27-30 credit hours in the major, and 9-12 credits in music electives. Full-time students may complete the program in 8 semesters, while part-time students will need between 5 to 8 years to complete the program. For a detailed view of the program and course descriptions, see the course catalog for the Bachelor of Music.
The program provides a well-rounded education in which students not only develop professional and artistic skills, but also develop character, intellectual breadth, social skills and self-confidence. When completing the program students will have acquired the credentials needed to build a career in the fields of music composition, performance, and music education.
The Bachelor of Music program offers students opportunities to participate in ongoing faculty-student performances or compositional projects. Students may complete their senior-year giving a recital of their own either as a performer or as a composer.