UMHB Music students may choose to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Music or a Bachelor of Music degree with a specification in Performance, Music Education, or Church music. The Bachelor of Arts is a liberal arts degree that allows the student to declare a minor, other than music, and allows the student a number of elective hours. It is a non-professional degree. A Bachelor of Music degree requires a minimum of 134 semester hours of study. A minor in Music requires a minimum of 24 semester hours of specific courses in Music. The program leading to the B.M. degree with a major in Music Education conforms to the certification requirements of the Texas Education Agency.
All musicians, whether performers, composers, scholars, or teachers, share common professional needs. Every musician, to some extent, must be a performer, a listener, a historian, a composer, a theorist, and a teacher. For this reason, certain subject matter and learning processes are common to all baccalaureate degrees in Music. UMHB’s undergraduate music curriculum provides the following:
- A conceptual understanding of such musical properties as sound, rhythm, melody, harmony, texture, and form and opportunities for developing a comprehensive grasp of their interrelationships as they form the cognitive-affective basis for listening, composing, and performing.
- Repeated opportunities for enacting, in a variety of ways, the roles of listener (analysis), performer (interpretation), composer (creation), and scholar (research).
- A repertory for study that embraces all cultures and historical periods.
Jonathan Gary • Department Chair
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