Bachelor of Music: Music Studies
An entrance audition is required for admittance to ALL degree programs in the Department of Music. Please see the Entrance Audition Process for details.
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Undergraduate - Bachelor of Music in Music Studies
The undergraduate degree in Music Studies is focused on musicianship, performance, and pedagogy. The extensive in-depth school and community-based teaching experiences are embedded from freshman year through graduation. The emphasis on learner-centered pedagogies, working with diverse student populations, innovative methods infusing technology and creativity prepares students for advanced study in school-based music education, studio teaching, community arts, and music outreach programs. This is part of a fast track dual degree program leading to a Master’s degree in Music Teaching and initial certification in Massachusetts.
5 year/Dual Degree Bachelors/Masters with Initial Licensure
The department offers a combined bachelor of music/master of music (B.M./M.M.) program that leads to a joint degree in five years of study. This program is open to exceptional students who want to jump start their teaching careers, eliminating one year of studies and tuition. They will earn both a bachelor of music in music studies with the Master of Music in Music Teaching degree. This program leads to initial teacher licensure.
Admission and Retention Requirements
Information about admission and retention requirements for this program, as well as about the application process for professional teaching certification and the curriculum options, can be found in the undergraduate catalog.