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Music Bachelor's Degree Program

Four year degree; Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Department Chair: Dr. Tom Porter

The Bachelor of Arts in music offers a diverse program of study to prepare you for a variety of careers in music. You complete the bachelorís program, including the internship, recital, or senior project, as a single major in four years, and choose elective courses in your area of career interest, such as communications, recording technology, computer science, or business.

At the University of Mary, you will have opportunities to participate in large ensembles as well as chamber groups, community ensembles, Broadway musicals, and special events, such as the renowned University of Mary Jazz Festival. In addition to performances on our Bismarck, North Dakota campus, ensembles tour regionally, nationally, and internationally, including a performance tour to Rome, northern Italy, and Austria every three years.

The University of Mary Department of Music is accredited as an Associate Member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Music Bachelorís Degree Program Highlights

The University of Mary Bachelor of Arts degree in music integrates a challenging curriculum, practical experience, and professional training in music. Infused with Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine values, the music department prepares you to:

  • Contribute to civic, cultural, and professional communities
  • Perform instrumentally and/or vocally with artistic competence
  • Conduct musical groups with attention to artistic concerns
  • Understand the field of music study, use its technical vocabulary and common approaches, and describe current issues and significant artistic works
  • Assess your own performance for purposes of continued development
  • Work effectively with and demonstrate respect for others
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Course Requirements for Your Bachelorís Degree in Music

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in music include:

  • MUS 121, 122, 123, 124, 151, 152, 196, 221, 222, 223, 224, 262, 341, 342, 440 or 471 or 481
  • Six semesters of major performance ensemble (primary area)
  • Piano proficiency-level two
  • Six semesters of perform lab
  • Six semesters of applied music (primary area)
  • 16 semester hours of one foreign language or a minor in philosophy/theology
  • ALU 499

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Related Degrees

If you are considering a Bachelor of Arts degree in music, you might also be interested in the following undergraduate music programs offered at our main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota:

The music bachelor’s degree program is also ideal to combine with another major. Popular double majors with music include:




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