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  • About Music

    The mission of the Music Department is to provide an environment for serious study and creative music-making as we prepare our students for successful careers in music industry and technology, music education, and performance.

    Areas of Study

    • Music (General)
      The Bachelor of Arts in Music is designed for the student who seeks a general focus on music within a broadly based liberal arts framework. It is a flexible degree allowing a variety of interest concentrations. It is sometimes combined with a major in another area such as English, History, or Psychology.
    • Music Performance
      The Bachelor of Music in Performance degree begins to prepare students for professional careers or graduate study. Performance majors choose one of these options: keyboard, voice, wind instrument, stringed instrument, or percussion.
    • Jazz Studies
      The Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies covers its content area through performance, composition and theoretical study as well as related areas such as music business and technology.
    • Kodály Certification Program
      The Summer Kodály Institute is a graduate-level- program designed for qualified educators and supervisors at every level of musical instruction from elementary, junior and senior high school through college and university. The Kodály Certificate may also be used toward a Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Kodály.
    • Music Education
      The Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education is designed for the student who will pursue a career in public school teaching. Students specialize in vocal or instrumental music education.
    • Music Industry
      The Bachelor of Music in Music Industry provides exposure to some broad career areas of the music industry such as marketing, management, merchandising, audio production, computer applications, and entertainment and media arts.


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  • Minnesota State University Moorhead’s Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.