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Bachelor of Arts

The B.A. in music is designed for qualified undergraduate students whose interests include a broader liberal arts experience or who have an interest in double majoring in both music and another subject. Additionally, we offer a Jazz Studies program as a B.A. degree.

The University of Maryland School of Music offers B.A. degrees in the following:

Bass
Bassoon
Cello
Clarinet
Euphonium
Flute
Harp
Horn
Jazz Studies
Oboe
Percussion
Piano
Saxophone
Trombone
Trumpet
Tuba
Viola
Violin
Voice

The B.A. programs vary according to instrument or emphasis. For specific degree requirements, please refer to our most recent academic Undergraduate Handbook.

In addition to CORE courses (approx. 48 credits) and music courses specific to each instrument or program listed above, B.A. students generally complete the following:

  • 5 semesters of private lessons (10 crs.) (Senior Recital in final semester)
  • 5 semesters of ensemble participation (5 crs.)
  • 4 semesters of music theory (14 crs.)
  • 3 semesters of music history (9 crs.)
  • 2 semesters of class piano (4 crs.) (except piano majors)
  • 1 semester of form and analysis (3 crs.)
  • music electives (6 crs.)

The College of Arts and Humanities' requirement of 45 upper level credits and a foreign language to the intermediate level applies to all B.A. students.