Bachelor's Degree in Music

Cumberlands’ Department of Music offers four music degrees and three minors. As a music major in any of these programs, you will learn to understand musical concepts, acquire musical skills and develop positive attitudes toward arts advocacy. The music faculty is comprised of outstanding music professionals who truly care about helping you develop your talents.

While earning your bachelor’s degree in music, you’ll have access to fine facilities, including two lecture rooms, nine studios, a rehearsal hall, 16 practice rooms, and a music education classroom complete with a variety of teaching series and multiple Orff instruments. We have a 150-seat recital hall, an electronic piano lab, a professional recording studio and a computer-assisted instruction laboratory.

Requirements for the music major include an audition to assess your performance skills and keyboard proficiency. As a music major, you will present a recital on your primary instrument during your senior year.

A Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in music will prepare you to begin your career or continue study on the graduate level. You may also pursue a minor in applied music or general music.

What Can I Do With This Music Degree?

A major in music will provide you with sufficient training in applied music to pursue continued study on the graduate level.

Here are some professions you can pursue with music degrees from UC:

  • Performer
  • Private Teacher
  • Composer
  • Church Musician
  • Work for a band or recording artist
  • Work in a music store
  • Research Music
  • Continue on to Master’s program