Academic Program Directory

Academic Program Directory

Conducting

School of Music

MM DMA

To master the art of directing a musical performance, students in the conducting area will develop leadership, technique, problem solving abilities, and more. Students interested in this area will be required to audition with a University ensemble.

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Perform with renowned choirs, symphonies, and bands while learning from world-class musicians. Newly renovated facilities include a state-of-the-art recording studio and dedicated marching band rehearsal space.

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Jazz Studies

School of Music

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The Jazz Studies Program, a bachelor of music (BM) curriculum developed by Tom Wolfe and directed by Chris Kozak, is a program dedicated to the detailed study of jazz performance and arranging/composition. This degree, established on the firm foundation of the arranging program developed by Professor Steve Sample, is on the cutting edge of the curricula needed by versatile musicians.

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Music

School of Music

minor

As an arts hub in the community, the School of Music allows UA students to explore their musical interests with the minor program.

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Music Administration

School of Music

ba

Take the first step toward a career in arts administration. Learn how to manage concerts, from backstage to the box office. Explore arts development and fundraising, careers in concert and commercial music, and legal issues in the arts, and gain firsthand experience through an internship with a local arts organization.

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Music Composition

School of Music

bm MM DMA

Master the art of music composition and hear your work performed on stage. Learn about the latest music technology in our state-of-the-art electronic studio.

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Music Education

College of Education

bse MA Cert PhD EdS EdD

These programs are designed for students with a strong background in musical study who wish to prepare for a career as a music educator.

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Music Performance

School of Music

bm MM DMA

Study with the region’s finest musicians. Perform in instrumental ensembles, orchestras, and bands. Work toward a variety of music professions: soloist, opera and concert vocalist, orchestral and band musician, conductor, chamber musician, recording artist, church musician, and more.

The major in performance culminates in a bachelor of music (BM) degree and requires the successful completion of one of the following six tracks: piano; organ; strings; woodwind, brass, and percussion; voice; jazz studies.

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Music Theory

School of Music

bm MM DMA

Immerse yourself in the study of musical structure as you prepare for a career as a full-time musician, licensed music therapist, educator, and other positions within the music industry.

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Music Therapy

School of Music

bm

Join the state’s only music therapy degree program and discover how music engages the brain, enhances learning, and promotes mental and physical wellbeing. Gain hands-on experience through a six-month internship during your senior year.

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Musical Audio Engineering

Interdisciplinary

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Dive into the world of audio engineering. Explore all aspects of studio recording, from the equipment used in the studio and live recording environments to equipment design, maintenance and operations.

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Musicology

School of Music

MM

Distinct from training in performance or composition, musicology is the scholarly analysis and research-based study of music.

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