School of MusicMM 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.
School of Musicbm
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.
College of Educationbse MA Cert PhD EdS EdD
Make a difference and inspire the next generation of music students by becoming a state-certified music educator! Students perform in choirs, orchestras, and bands while developing their musicianship as soloists, vocalists, ensemble musicians, conductors, chamber musicians, and more. Directing a musical performance of elementary, middle, and high school ensembles is vital for music educators. Students will work on their leadership, techniques, and problem-solving abilities. Hands-on experiences are found throughout the program and culminate in a five-month internship with accomplished educators throughout Alabama during their senior year.
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School of Musicba
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.
School of Musicbm 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.