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Music majors are required to complete specific departmental and general education courses leading to the following degrees:
Bachelor of Music (B.M.)
Emphasis is on developing each individual's musicianship through applied music lessons and participation in a variety of ensembles along with a foundation in music theory and history. Concentrations are available in voice, piano, organ, orchestral instruments, and guitar.
The development of analysis, composition, and computer skills is based on a comprehensive study of the theoretical background of music from all periods and various cultures.
Students completing this degree will be recommended for the appropriate license to teach music in the public schools. Concentrations are available in vocal or instrumental music for grades K-12. Certification from Old Dominion University is reciprocal in approximately 30 states.
Music Education Dual Certification
Licensure Only, Instrumental K-12
Licensure Only, Vocal K-12
Music Education Pathway (.pdf)
Music Education Suggested Program of Study for Instrumentalists (.pdf)
Music Education Suggested Program of Study for Vocalists (.pdf)
Music Education Cyclical Course Offerings (.pdf)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
The Bachelor of Arts in Music allows students to specialize in music within a broad liberal arts degree program. Students planning on graduate study in music theory or history should consider this program.
Interdisciplinary studies allow students to design specialized degree programs. A student may combine music with one or more academic areas to pursue unique educational goals. Programs may be designed in Music Management, Music Marketing, and Music Technology.
Minors in Music: History, Composition, Performance