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Our Majors and Minors

The Department of Music provides professional training in music within the context of a liberal education at a major university. Our focus is undergraduate teaching, and the vast majority of music courses are taught by members of the faculty

Our Majors

Music, Bachelor of Arts

The B.A. in Music degree is designed for qualified undergraduate students interested in a broad liberal arts experience, complementing a focus in the music discipline. The degree prepares students for careers that utilize the arts, writing, creativity, expression, and imagination across job sectors nationally and globally. It is also compatible with interests in multiple majors and minors. Students choose from one of three possible tracks: Performance, Music in Culture, or Music Technology.

Composition, Bachelor of Music

The Music Composition degree program offers instruction in the craft and art of composing music. It is designed to prepare students for freelance work as composers, arrangers, and copyists, for graduate work, and for a wide variety of professions in related fields. As an academic degree within the department of music, there is a strong emphasis on musical analysis, critical thought, and the wider undergraduate liberal arts curriculum for which Miami University is so highly ranked.

Performance, Bachelor of Music

The Bachelor of Music in Performance degree program provides the broad, pre-professional training required for advanced study in music and, ultimately, for entry into the profession. At Miami performance opportunities abound, in solo, chamber, and ensemble settings.

Music Education, Bachelor in Music

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree program prepares students for careers in school settings and for future graduate study, through lifelong connections and mentoring. The resulting licensure is for all music, PreK–12.

Department of Music

The Miami University Department of Music encourages its students to develop their relationship to the discipline of music as they explore the world through the lens of a superb liberal arts education.