Bachelor of Music (B.M.)


The School of Music offers a Bachelor of Music degree with emphases in music education, performance, and composition. Information on degree requirements for these emphases can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog. Four-year degree paths can be found on the Academic Advising website.

Emphasis 1: Music Education

Students admitted to this program select either instrumental or vocal music as an area and concurrently seek Illinois public school educator licensure, leading to careers as school music teachers.

Emphasis 2: Performance

Students who intend to pursue professional careers as performing musicians select an area of study in keyboard music, vocal music, instrumental music, or jazz studies.

Emphasis 3: Composition

This program is for students who wish to develop professional careers in composition, or who intend to pursue graduate study in composition/theory after completion of the bachelor degree.