Bachelor Programs in Musical Instruments

Compare 16 Bachelor Programs in Musical Instruments

Musical Instruments

A bachelor’s is an undergraduate degree that can take from three to five years to complete. It is often further broken down to a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science. The bachelor’s is typically required before moving on to studying for a master’s or PhD.

What is a Bachelor in Musical Instruments? A Bachelor in Musical Instruments allows students to get a basic grounding in a variety of musical instruments, in the history and theory, as well as in the actual playing of them. Typically, the student will choose a particular focus such as woodwinds, strings or keyboards. Further study can include learning composition with extensive training in arranging, scoring, orchestration, direction and conducting. The business of music may also be touched upon.

A bachelor’s degree in musical instruments gives students the chance to really focus on their passion, giving them the best opportunity to make it a viable career path. It is often a requirement for a position in the music industry.

How much your degree will cost is going to depend on where you study and how long the program is that you decide on. Choosing an online method of studying is one way to help reduce costs.

Having a Bachelor in Musical Instruments degree can help you to pursue your own entrepreneurial career, giving you the confidence as well as the technical skills to develop your own path in playing or writing music. It can also help you to gain employment in such industries as film, television, radio, music and advertising. In all of these, there is a constant need for session players as well as music writers to score films, television shows, commercials, promotional material and to back up other artists.

There are many international institutions that offer bachelor’s degrees in musical instruments online. This is a great way to learn as it offers you the flexibility to study when you can while you continue with other work or obligations. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Bachelor - Classical Music

Hanze University of Applied Sciences - Groningen, the Netherlands
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

When you choose for a classical music degree, you choose for a profession on your instrument or with your voice. Perhaps you will become an orchestral musician in a large symphony orchestra, or in one of the Dutch military ensembles, or member of a (semi-)professional chamber choir. [+]

Bachelors in Musical Instruments. Classical Music: www.hanzegroningen.eu/pcc The Prince Claus Conservatoire of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen feels a strong connection to the northern part of the Netherlands. We are an internationally renowned institute with high standards regarding quality and atmosphere. Our mission is to train inspiring musicians who can make a difference in our society. We live up to our motto “Share your talent. Move the world” by challenging you to share your talent and passion for music with the world around you. As a future musician or music teacher you will move the world; by inspiring, motivating and touching people’s hearts. Studying at the Prince Claus Conservatoire means that you will be immersed in an inspiring international environment. We are known internationally for our innovative ideas on studying music. We are convinced that having close contact with our students is of great importance, you are not anonymous when you choose to study with us. We have gained the title Best Conservatoire of the Netherlands a number of times. Welcome to Groningen! ​​​​​​​​​​​​Bachelor Classical Music When you choose for a classical music degree, you choose for a profession on your instrument or with your voice. Perhaps you will become an orchestral musician in a large symphony orchestra, or in one of the Dutch military ensembles, or member of a (semi-)professional chamber choir. Many choose for a combination between playing chamber music, instrumental teaching at a music school or setting up a private teaching practice. Occasionally a student becomes a soloist on the international stage. Performing as a musician means you are sometimes away on tour and frequently need to deliver a top performance at night and on weekends whilst others are relaxing. In every case, wherever you may later end up, at the Prince Claus Conservatoire you will be trained to become a versatile, well rounded musician of a high level. Main subjects - Vocals - Piano, organ, harpsichord* - Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone - French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba - Percussion, harp, guitar - Violin, viola, cello, double bass * If you study piano, clavichord or organ, you will also get lessons in the other keyboard instruments like forte piano and reed organ. Programme outline Your main instrument is the focal point throughout your studies. The first year is mainly an orientation year. Next to your main instrument classes, practical training and projects, you will be attending theoretical classes. In the second year your knowledge and skills will be broadened and deepened, in both practical and theoretical subjects. You will be studying the basis of musical entrepreneurship and teaching. In the third and fourth year a lot of time is invested in didactical subjects with a focus on work placements (internal, external and project internships). You can make your own choice in terms of optional modules, that fit your interest or capabilities. You may participate in an international exchange programme. In the final year you focus on your main instrument, leading to a graduation concert. Work placements Work placements give you a good picture of your future profession. Work placements can be taken with institutions such as the North Netherlands Orchestra, the Royal Military Band “Johan Willem Friso”, the National Travelling Opera or the Netherlands Radio Choir. You can also gain teaching experience by doing a work placement in education, at a music school or as a private music tutor. Your future career After graduation you can work as a performing musician in an ensemble, in an orchestra or as a soloist. Perhaps it is your ambition to play in a renowned symphony orchestra or in one of the Dutch professional military ensembles, or you may wish to become a member of a professional or semi-professional chamber choir. Many of our graduates combine playing (chamber music) with teaching at a music school, or they give private lessons. Some perform solo in international concerts. Whatever your future path is going to be, at the Prince Claus Conservatoire you will be trained to become a versatile musician at a high level. If you also studied for a teaching qualification, you can work at a music school or as a private teacher. Most graduates are self-employed, pursuing ‘portfolio careers’ that combine performance with teaching. [-]

Bachelor in Music Oriented at Education — Musical Instrument Oriented at Education

Charles University Faculty of Education
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The aim is to educate students in the area of music theory and praxis. The basis is put on disciplines necessary in musical education – music theory, harmony, counterpoint, history of music, musical forms. Practical part is based on instrument playing, voice training, vocal sight singing and conducting techniques. [+]

Music Oriented at Education The aim is to educate students in the area of music theory and praxis. The basis is put on disciplines necessary in musical education – music theory, harmony, counterpoint, history of music, musical forms. Practical part is based on instrument playing, voice training, vocal sight singing and conducting techniques. Graduates should be prepared for getting a job in educational institutions for musical activities of children, in cultural institutions, museums etc. They are not prepared for independent profession of music teacher. For teaching qualification it is necessary to continue in Master program. Musical Instrument Oriented at Education This program is intended for graduates of music conservatory, musical high schools and musical basic schools who are not oriented for professional interpretation career. It is possible to study two instruments – piano or violin. The basic subjects are individual study of instrument, chamber music, improvisation, orchestra playing. Theoretical subjects – construction and history of instrument, instrumental literature. Graduates should be prepared for getting a job in educational institutions for musical activities of children, in cultural institutions, museums etc. They are not prepared for independent activity of music teacher. For teaching qualification it is necessary to continue in Master program. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria Exam in first branch – max. 40 points (Music) Exam in second branch – max. 40 points (Instrument – piano or violin) Total score – 80 points maximum. Conditions for admission Candidates are admitted to study if they meet all admission requirements: 1. to deliver a certified copy of secondary school-leaving exam 2. to pass an entrance examination and reach at least one point in each part and reach required number of points determined by the Dean Preparatory course It´s possible to ask for individual consultations in advance. Information on the exercise of graduates Music Oriented at Education Graduates are able to understand, analyze, evaluate, vocally and instrumentally perform music. Graduates would find possibilities to work in different government and private institutions, work as assistants in institutions for spare-time activities of children and young people. Graduates of bachelor course are not qualified as teachers. Musical Instrument Oriented at Education Graduates would find possibilities to work in different government and private institutions, work as assistants in institutions for spare-time activities of children, young people and adults. They possess knowledge and skills in both components: special and general educational. The curriculums outcome is not qualification for teaching. [-]

Bachelor of Music in Music Performance

Northern Arizona University
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Flagstaff

This degree provides interactive performance training in either voice or instrument. These emphases are backed by a rich variety of coursework in theory, ear training, music history, and musical genres. The emphasis in Voice requires a demonstration of proficiency in French, German, or Italian. [+]

Bachelors in Musical Instruments. Available Emphasis Areas: Instrumental - Emphasis Vocal - Emphasis This degree provides interactive performance training in either voice or instrument. These emphases are backed by a rich variety of coursework in theory, ear training, music history, and musical genres. The emphasis in Voice requires a demonstration of proficiency in French, German, or Italian. This program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Music in Music Performance? Can you see yourself on a stage receiving a standing ovation for your musical talent? It’s with good reason that music is called the universal language. For most of us, it’s a never-ending inspiration—the soundtrack of our lives. If you’re inspired to compose a life in music, then one of our programs could be the perfect prelude. We provide a thriving environment for performance, study, creation, and work to help you develop into a well-rounded musician and equip you to become an accomplished performer. You will receive intensive private instruction with faculty musicians, plenty of performance experience, and strong academic preparation for traveling your musical path. The defining activity of your time in the School of Music will be performance. Through performance experience, you’ll develop poise and confidence and learn problem-solving skills transferable to other disciplines. Note: If you want to major in Performance, you must apply and be accepted to the School of Music’s program in addition to being admitted to the university. Career opportunities that might be pursued: Education Collegiate band Horn ensemble Jazz band With further education, one of these paths is possible: Choir director Conductor Music therapist University professor University Requirements To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below. All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements. All requirements for your specific academic plan(s). At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work. At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University. Campus Availability Flagstaff [-]

Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Professional Music

International College of Music
Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

Building on the College’s highly successful previous music degrees in Arranging and Music Production & Technology specialisms, the Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Professional Music introduces a broad based route focusing on four core areas demanded of professional musicians in the industry. The full time program is highly career-centric and prepares you for a rewarding multifaceted music career. [+]

Building on the College’s highly successful previous music degrees in Arranging and Music Production & Technology specialisms, the Bachelor of Music (Hons) in Professional Music introduces a broad based route focusing on four core areas demanded of professional musicians in the industry. The full time program is highly career-centric and prepares you for a rewarding multifaceted music career. Program Overview In the core area of music performance, you will develop dexterity in your principal instrument allowing you to master advanced level scales and technical studies in major and minor modes. You will develop group performance dynamics and band leadership skills through ensemble performances that play in the idioms of jazz, rhythm and blues, rock and pop music. You will also study various methods of improvisation and repertory studies to build a vast memorized repertoire in preparation for performing in gigs. You will plan for and conduct your own performance recital in your final year, showcasing your instrumental proficiency and musicianship. In the area of music arranging, you will learn score layout, instrument properties and ranges, orchestration and scoring techniques for horns, voices and orchestra. You will develop skills in using music notation software to write arranging scores and instrumental parts for small and big bands, for live show bands and for full orchestra. You will study music composition techniques and produce commercial works for jingles, music albums and composition for visuals and video games. In the area of music production, you will develop studio and live sound techniques allowing you to record, process and mix your musical works at a professional standard. You will develop skills in operating digital audio workstations and software plugins as well as sequencing to produce your commercial works. You will study and discuss the techniques used by world-renowned sound engineers and music producers in the process of identifying your own personal production style and sound. In the area of music business, you will study entertainment law that governs both the traditional and digital realms. From copyright protection and music publishing to digital rights management and royalty payment, you will investigate the various legal aspects applicable to protection and promotion of commercial works. You will develop skills in management – of artists and events in particular and learn entrepreneurship skills to prepare for a wide career option in the professional music industry. In addition to the core areas, you will develop auditory skills to refine your musical ear to distinguish melodic intervals, harmonic progressions and complex rhythmic patterns. You will study music history from medieval times through to the 21st century and through the study you will trace the roots of today’s traditional Malay music. You will also learn research methods to prepare you to conduct your own research in music and also learn how to attend interviews and present yourself to prospective employers. You will pursue a 150-hour internship placement at an approved site to gain professional work experience in the career interest of your choice. As part of the degree requirement, Malaysian students will take liberal arts courses such as Ethnic Relations, Asian & Islamic Civilization while international students would take Malaysian Studies and a basic Malay Language Communications course. Why Choose This Program The BMus (Hons) in Professional Music is a one-of-a-kind program in Asia, specially tailored to produce human capital for the professional music industry. You will have hands-on experience using the College’s RM40 million state of the art facilities You will learn from a team of qualified and experienced faculty You will engage with music industry professionals in closed-door master classes and workshops You will have professional work experience while studying on the program and have opportunities to network with industry professionals The tuition fees are affordable compared to other music degree programs outside Malaysia The tuition fees are affordable compared to other music degree programs outside Malaysia Although you study entirely at the College, you will earn a UK undergraduate degree that is recognized globally You will be able to secure jobs in both private and government sectors Entry Requirements Minimum SPM certification (requisite pass in Bahasa Melayu and History) or other high school completion equivalent, with minimum 5 credits. Refer to the high school qualifications table to check if you have the minimum qualification to enroll in the program OR Mininum UEC certification (Senior Middle Level Exam), with minimum grade of B6 and above in 3 subjects For International Students who did not sit for English as their compulsory subject must obtain a TOEFL score of 550 or IELTS score of 6.0 Pass the auditions and interview process *Malaysian students who do not have an SPM credit in Bahasa Malaysia will be automatically enrolled in LN014-Bahasa Kebangsaan A (3) at extra cost Foundation in Music Certification Year 1 4MU029 – Digital Audio Applications 4MU030 – Live Sound Reinforcement 4MU035 – Performance Practice in Jazz & R&B Music 4MU031 – Contemporary Arranging 4MU036 – Performance Practice in Pop & Rock Music 4MU037 – Survey of Music History PS421 – Improvisation Methods LN126 – Malay Language Communications 2 LN 127 – Islamic and Asian Civilization (TITAS) MB422 – Business of Music Publishing MB423 – Entertainment Law Year 2 5MU036 – Recording Techniques 5MU037 – Introduction to Research 5MU038 – Arranging For Show Band 5MU031 – Commercial Composition 5MU032 – The Professional Gig 5MU039 – Music & Sound Design for Visuals MB521 – Management Principles LN221 – Entrepreneurship LN421 – Community Music Service MB522 – Managing Artists and Events Year 3 6MU013 – Graduation Project 6MU014 – Commercial Studio Production 6MU015 – Performance Recital 6MU017 – Career Preparation 6MU019 – Scoring for Orchestra MT621 – Music Sequencing LN125 – Malaysian Studies 3 LN128 – Ethnic Relations LN321 – Logic and Reasoning Teaching Methods You will receive interactive lectures, seminars and tutorials, with much practical and studio-based teaching and field visits. You will have opportunities to collaborate with professional musicians, arrangers and producers and to benefit from their master classes and workshops held at the College on a regular basis. [-]

Bachelor in Music - Post Labor

University of Minho - Institute of Arts and Human Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Portugal Braga

The university's Music undergraduate course is strongly specialized three areas, namely, Musicology, Music Performance, and Choral Conducting. [+]

Bachelors in Musical Instruments. Academic degree: Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree) ECTS: 180 Duration: 3 curricular years Regime: After Working Hours Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Music BACHELOR | 3 YEAR POST-LABOR The Bachelor degree in Music provides a highly specialized training in: Instrument, Musicology, and Coral Direction. Mobility and academic exchange in a training framework provided by the institutions of the European University and Higher Education Network are stimulated. In a culture of competitiveness and employability, internationalization and root in community are paradigms of this educational project with an international faculty and a strong performative and investigative component of University nature oriented to the exercise of musical professions and access to the 2nd professional cycle in the education field. - Prerequisites Careers 1. Musicology: Musical investigation, Edition of Music, Music Criticism, Music management, and access to postgraduate teaching degree. 2. Performance: Music performance professions and access to postgraduate teaching degree 3. Coral Conducting: Music Performance professions on the realm of Coral Conducting, and access to postgraduate teaching degree. [-]

Bachelor of Music

Los Angeles College of Music
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2017 USA Pasadena

The Bachelor of Music (BM) program is a 12 quarter full-time program. Three majors are available for the BM degree: Music Performance, Music Production, and Composition. The Music Performance major offers emphases in Guitar, Bass, Drums, Brass & Woodwinds, and Vocal Performance. The Music Production major offers emphases in Music Producing & Recording and Composing for Visual Media. The Composition Major offers an emphasis in Songwriting. [+]

LACM offers a Bachelor of Music (B.M.) Degree in the following majors: Music Performance Major Emphasis in Bass Performance Emphasis in Brass & Woodwind Performance Emphasis in Drum Performance Emphasis in Guitar Performance Emphasis in Vocal Performance Music Production Major Emphasis in Music Producing & Recording Emphasis in Composing for Visual Media Composition Emphasis in Songwriting The Bachelor of Music (BM) program is a 12 quarter full-time program. Three majors are available for the BM degree: Music Performance, Music Production, and Composition. The Music Performance major offers emphases in Guitar, Bass, Drums, Brass & Woodwinds, and Vocal Performance. The Music Production major offers emphases in Music Producing & Recording and Composing for Visual Media. The Composition Major offers an emphasis in Songwriting. Musically, this program builds on our existing Associate of Arts degree curriculum, further developing students’ existing skills, augmenting their “tool kit” with new ones, and accelerating their progress along the path to a professional career as a musician, composer or producer. Admission Requirements The admission requirements for the Bachelor of Music degree programs vary based on each emphasis. How to Apply for Admission Applicants who are ready to apply to LACM will need to complete an Admissions Application through DecisionDesk. Applicants will need to request their official high school, GED, or college transcripts from their granting institution and have them sent to LACM. TOEFL Scores, for International Students, will also need to be sent to LACM. All applicants will submit a $50 application fee when the application is complete. Transfer Credit Students applying to a Bachelor of Music Degree program may be eligible for Transfer Credit; we do not accept transfer credit for our Associate of Arts and Diploma programs. However, Bachelor of Music applicants may transfer in general education credits. LACM will determine the transferability of coursework taken at other institutions and provide transfer credit evaluations for LACM students. Students may be eligible to transfer in 100% of their general education requirements into the Bachelor of Music program. For information, regarding our transfer of credit policy, please visit our Transfer Credit page. [-]

Bachelor of Music in Performance (Contemporary Styles)

Musicians Institute
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA Hollywood

Bachelor of Music Degree requirements include completion of 30 semester-units or 45 quarter-units of coursework in General Studies. [+]

Bachelors in Musical Instruments. Bachelor of Music Degree requirements include completion of 30 semester-units or 45 quarter-units of coursework in General Studies. Language and Rationality: minimum of 12 semester-units or 18 quarter-units in: English Composition: at least 3 semester-units or 4.5 quarter-units Communication and Analytical Thinking: at least 6 semester-units or 9 quarter-units: Speech Philosophy English Mathematics Natural Sciences: minimum of 3 semester-units or 4.5 quarter-units in: Physical Universe (Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Meteorology, Mineralogy, Oceanography, Physical Science, Physics) Life Forms (Anatomy, Anthropology, Biology, Microbiology, Physiology) Humanities: minimum of 6 semester-units or 9 quarter-units* in: The Arts (Architecture, Cinema, Photography, Theater) The Humanities (Foreign Language, Humanities, Linguistics, Speech, Literature, Philosophy) Social and Behavioral Sciences: minimum of 9 semester-units or 13.5 quarter-units, including: Minimum of 3 semester-units or 4.5 quarter-units in American Institutions and Government Minimum of 3 semester-units or 4.5 quarter-units in: Social and Behavioral Sciences (Anthropology, Family & Consumer Studies, Geography, History, Linguistics, Psychology, Sociology Economics and Politics (Business, Economics, Journalism, Law, Political Science) Additional options for study include: BM-Performance (Minor in Music Industry Studies) The Minor in Music Industry Studies provides an opportunity for Performance Majors to include concentrated studies in record company management and independent artist management and promotion. Minor Area studies replace some Supportive Music requirements and additional credits allow for greater depth in the Minor Area while retaining the comprehensive scope of the Performance Degree. Click Here for overall credit requirements. BM-Performance (Minor in Audio Production) The Minor in Audio Production provides an opportunity for Performance Majors to include concentrated studies in audio recording technology and techniques. Minor Area studies replace some Supportive Music requirements and additional credits allow for greater depth in the Minor Area while retaining the comprehensive scope of the Performance Degree. You must complete the Major Area and Supportive Music requirements described below (for students taking Minor Studies described above, some requirements are replaced by alternate courses in the minor area). For instrument-specific requirements, click on the appropriate link. Click Here to download overall credit requirements. MAJOR AREA: ALL INSTRUMENTS All non-keyboard major degree students must demonstrate keyboard proficiency by the end of their freshman year through examination or a passing grade of C- or better in Keyboard Proficiency III. Private Lesson 1-12 Bachelor Ensembles 1-12 Performance 1-8 Sophomore Jury Prep Sophomore Jury Senior Jury Prep Senior Jury SUPPORTIVE MUSIC: ALL INSTRUMENTS Theory 1 Theory 2 Theory 3 Theory 4 Theory 5 Theory 6 Theory 7 Theory 8 Ear Training 1 Ear Training 2 Ear Training 3 Ear Training 4 Ear Training 5 Ear Training 6 Music History I: Roots of Rock and Roll Music History II: World Music Music History III – Western Art Music I: 600-1820 Music History IV – Western Art Music II: 1820-21st Century Contemporary Arranging 1 Contemporary Arranging 2 Contemporary Arranging 3 Contemporary Arranging 4 Contemporary Arranging 5 Directing and Conducting Music Industry Studies Studio Recording 1 Studio Recording 2 Computer Music Applications – Sibelius Computer Music Applications – Apple Logic 1 Computer Music Applications – Apple Logic 2 Styles Survey Contemporary Music Instruction Keyboard Proficiency 1 Keyboard Proficiency 2 Keyboard Proficiency 3 The two main components of the Bachelor of Music Degree are the music coursework and the general education requirements. Note: To fulfill the general education degree requirements, you must complete 45 quarter units or 30 semester units in liberal arts subjects. For this purpose, Musicians Institute has entered into a partnership with Los Angeles City College (LACC). All required general education courses, including a wide selection of subjects in English, mathematics, natural science, social science and humanities are offered on the nearby LACC campus. You may register for appropriate general education classes in consultation with LACC advisors with support and coordination from Musicians Institute. LACC is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). See Bachelor of Music Degree requirements in this catalog for a summary of required general education credit distribution. You may also transfer up to the maximum number of required general education units from institutions other than LACC pending review and approval by the Dean. Acceptance of coursework will be based on standards set by the National Association of Schools of Music and Musicians Institute, as well as comparisons to offerings from LACC. Emphasis: Bass Drums Guitar Keyboard Vocals Mi Programs are fast paced and certain fundamental musical skills are required before you can begin your program. If you meet entry requirements and are accepted, a one-on-one performance evaluation and placement testing will be held during registration to determine whether you qualify for advanced placement in any area of course work. You are evaluated based on the content of your submission. The sound quality of your recording is not a factor. (Recordings will not be returned) Note: Recording Requirements (see page 5 of application for Admission for specifics) – Music Business, Audio Engineering, and Bachelor Degree applicants DO NOT need to submit the recordings. [-]

Bachelor of Music: Emphasis in Guitar Performance

Los Angeles College of Music
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Pasadena

The guitar is one of the most popular instruments in history but is also one of the hardest instruments to master. If you want to make a mark as a guitar player in the touring and studio worlds, you will have to master a challenging combination of harmony, reading, rhythm playing, soloing, and accompaniment skill, along with access to a wide range of stylistic vocabulary. [+]

The Bachelor of Music (BM) program is a 12 quarter full-time program. Three majors are available for the BM degree, Music Performance, Music Production and Composition. The Music Performance major offers emphases in Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocal. The Music Production major offers an emphasis in Music Producing & Recording, and the Composition Major offers an emphasis in Songwriting. The guitar is one of the most popular instruments in history but is also one of the hardest instruments to master. If you want to make a mark as a guitar player in the touring and studio worlds, you will have to master a challenging combination of harmony, reading, rhythm playing, soloing, and accompaniment skill, along with access to a wide range of stylistic vocabulary. Our Guitar Performance curriculum emphasizes all of these while still encouraging you to express your unique voice. The centerpiece of your learning regimen is live performance in ensemble workshops virtually every day. Unlike most other guitar programs, you will have access to some of the most eminent professional working guitarists in the world and learn to master both the stage and recording studio. Courses are specially sequenced to maximize learning potential throughout the program. Each course meets for the number of credits specified each quarter. Please note that Ensemble Workshop (EW) credits may vary based on enrollment per class. Each program encompasses a different amount of intensive study: Bachelor Program (12 quarters), A.A. Program (6 quarters), and Diploma Program (4 quarters). GUITAR PROGRAM MASTERCLASS GUESTS INCLUDE: Tariqh Akoni (Josh Groban, etc) Mike Miller (Chick Corea, etc) Oz Noy Peter Bernstein (Diana Krall, etc) Zane Carney (John Mayer, etc) Larry Koonse Rich Hinman (Sara Bareilles, etc) Brent Paschke (Pharrell Williams, etc) [-]

Bachelor of Music: Emphasis in Brass & Woodwind Performance

Los Angeles College of Music
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Pasadena

LACM is proud to introduce its new Brass and Woodwind department. The Brass & Woodwind major prepares trumpet, trombone and saxophone players for a well-rounded career that incorporates live performance, studio recording, composition, arrangement and licensing. It also provides for performance opportunities in big band, large and small ensembles and performance combos that allow students to develop their personal sound as a player. [+]

Bachelors in Musical Instruments. The Bachelor of Music (BM) program is a 12 quarter full-time program. Three majors are available for the BM degree, Music Performance, Music Production and Composition. The Music Performance major offers emphases in Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocal. The Music Production major offers an emphasis in Music Producing & Recording, and the Composition Major offers an emphasis in Songwriting. LACM is proud to introduce its new Brass and Woodwind department. The Brass & Woodwind major prepares trumpet, trombone and saxophone players for a well-rounded career that incorporates live performance, studio recording, composition, arrangement and licensing. It also provides for performance opportunities in big band, large and small ensembles and performance combos that allow students to develop their personal sound as a player. Weekly master classes are required and give students access to learn from legendary performers. Guest lecturers are hand-picked from the biggest names in the studio industry. Learn to do more than “survive” in this industry, come “thrive” at LACM. *Debuts Fall 2015* Courses are specially sequenced to maximize learning potential throughout the program. Each course meets for the number of credits specified each quarter. Please note that Ensemble Workshop (EW) credits may vary based on enrollment per class. Each program encompasses a different amount of intensive study: A.A. Program (6 quarters), and Diploma Program (4 quarters). [-]

Bachelor of Music: Emphasis in Bass Performance

Los Angeles College of Music
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Pasadena

The curriculum at LACM combines theory, reading, musicianship and practical live playing to help bass players develop a firm grip on harmonic movement, time, and groove, while also finding quick access to the subtleties of many genres. [+]

The Bachelor of Music (BM) program is a 12 quarter full-time program. Three majors are available for the BM degree, Music Performance, Music Production and Composition. The Music Performance major offers emphases in Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocal. The Music Production major offers an emphasis in Music Producing & Recording, and the Composition Major offers an emphasis in Songwriting. The curriculum at LACM combines theory, reading, musicianship and practical live playing to help bass players develop a firm grip on harmonic movement, time, and groove, while also finding quick access to the subtleties of many genres. Bass majors develop skills to become all-around musicians, learning to master sight reading, composition, arrangement and recording technique, while also developing a strong familiarity with music business. Courses are specially sequenced to maximize learning potential throughout the program. Each course meets for the number of credits specified each quarter. Please note that Ensemble Workshop (EW) credits may vary based on enrollment per class. Each program encompasses a different amount of intensive study: Bachelor Program (12 quarters), A.A. Program (6 quarters), and Diploma Program (4 quarters). LACM BASS DEPARTMENT MASTERCLASS GUESTS INCLUDE: Bernard Lackner Kaveh Rastegar Norm Stockton Ken Wild Chris Wabich Rufus Philpot Chuck Rainey Sekou Bunch Andrew Gouche Stuart Hamm Steve Lawson Juan Alderete Tina Wood Bakithi Kumalo Bjorn Englen Alain Caron Oskar Cartaya Larry Steen Janek Gwizdala Larry Kimpel Herman Matthews Katisse Buckingham Michael Tobias Mitch Forman Bubby Lewis [-]

Bachelor of Music: Emphasis in Drum Performance

Los Angeles College of Music
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Pasadena

The drum major at LACM focuses your studies on learning your instrument and on learning to play with others. The curriculum improves motor skills, technique and sound, presents contemporary rhythm concepts, and develops a wide range of repertoire across all styles. Additionally, it develops modern studio recording skills and informs students of important music business practices for any independent musician. [+]

Bachelors in Musical Instruments. The Bachelor of Music (BM) program is a 12 quarter full-time program. Three majors are available for the BM degree, Music Performance, Music Production and Composition. The Music Performance major offers emphases in Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocal. The Music Production major offers an emphasis in Music Producing & Recording, and the Composition Major offers an emphasis in Songwriting. The drum major at LACM focuses your studies on learning your instrument and on learning to play with others. The curriculum improves motor skills, technique and sound, presents contemporary rhythm concepts, and develops a wide range of repertoire across all styles. Additionally, it develops modern studio recording skills and informs students of important music business practices for any independent musician. The drum curriculum was created by world renowned department co-chairs Ralph Humphrey and Joe Porcaro. Courses are specially sequenced to maximize learning potential throughout the program. Each course meets for the number of credits specified each quarter. Each program encompasses a different amount of intensive study: Bachelor Program (12 quarters), A.A. Program (6 quarters), and Diploma Program (4 quarters). [-]

Bachelor in Musicology

West Catholic University - Université Catholique de l’Ouest
Campus Full time 6 semesters September 2017 France Angers

Bachelor in Musicology This program is taught in FRENCH [+]

Bachelor in Musicology This program is taught in FRENCH OBJECTIFS DE LA FORMATION L’objectif de la licence de Musicologie est de permettre à l’étudiant de: - maîtriser les outils musicaux (instrument de musique, voix, MAO), ainsi que la lecture, l’analyse et l’écriture de la musique - diriger une formation vocale dans un répertoire simple - accompagner et harmoniser au clavier une mélodie - savoir se produire sur scène, tant au niveau des musiques acoustiques qu’amplifiées - connaître les principaux courants de l’histoire des musiques occidentales et extra-occidentales, et savoir situer un morceau de musique dans son contexte - mobiliser ses connaissances historiques et techniques dans le champ de la musique afin de produire une réflexion claire, ordonnée et convaincante à l’écrit ou à l’oral - savoir utiliser les ressources bibliographiques et documentaires liées au domaine musical ; se tenir informé de l’actualité et de l’évolution des tendances artistiques dans son domaine - maîtriser les principaux logiciels liés au domaine musical (édition, composition), les techniques de traitement informatique des données et les principaux logiciels de présentation - savoir utiliser l’informatique pour composer de la musique illustrant des images, des récits, des personnages, etc. [-]

BM in Music Therapy

Wartburg College
Campus Full time 4 years September 2017 USA Waverly

The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree is offered for those who wish to complete the coursework aligned with the requirements set by the American Music Therapy Association to qualify for becoming a Board-Certified Music Therapist. [+]

Bachelors in Musical Instruments. Wartburg College is an accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Students completing the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved music therapy degree program are eligible to sit for board certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa to offer the music therapy major. Completion of the Bachelor of Music Education or the Bachelor of Music Education/Music Therapy degree leads to licensure in education in the state of Iowa. The Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy degree is offered for those who wish to complete the coursework aligned with the requirements set by the American Music Therapy Association to qualify for becoming a Board-Certified Music Therapist. A six month internship post coursework is required before sitting for the board certification exam. Music Department Fast Facts Wartburg offers four-year majors/degrees. This means one year less tuition and one more year of salary when compared with a state university. The college offers the only B.A. in church music in Iowa. Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa with a music therapy degree. The music department boasts a 100 percent job/graduate school placement rate for ALL graduates. Wartburg is one of only three colleges in Iowa to be certified by NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education). The college is the only Iowa school that offers ethnomusicology as an active part of the music curriculum. Music education students start field experience in their first year. Course Requirements 30¾-31¼ course credits: Any BI 202 prerequisite BI 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology ED 212 Human Relations MU 105 Music Theory I MU 106 Music Theory II MU 107 Aural Skills I MU 137 Instrumental Methods: Drums MU 158 Therapeutic Improvisation MU 176 Voice Methods I and MU 177 Voice Methods II or MU 229 Voice Pedagogy I MU 183 Introduction to Music Therapy Fieldwork MU 184 Music Therapy Pre-Practicum MU 194 Functional Guitar Class MU 196 Therapeutic Guitar MU 205 Music Theory III MU 207 Aural Skills II MU 210 Principles of Music Therapy MU 211 Music Therapy Musical Foundations MU 214 Music Therapy in Medical and Mental Health MU 284 Music Therapy Practicum I MU 285 Music Therapy Practicum II MU 312 Psychology of Music MU 313 Music and Behavior: Therapeutic Approaches MU 315 Music History I MU 316 Music History II MU 318 20th-Century Music MU 324 Conducting MU 382 Music Therapy Practicum III MU 383 Music Therapy Practicum IV MU 405 Music Therapy Internship MU 410 Current Issues in Music Therapy MU 485 Music Therapy Practicum V PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology PSY 224 Abnormal Psychology PSY 225 Life Span Human Development or SW 201 Human Behavior and the Social Environment PSY 321 Research Methods and Data Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences or SW 321 Social Work Research SW 202 Group and Organizational Behavior SW 250 Current Topics in Social Work Practice (½-1 course credits) One non-applied music course credit Four major applied music credits Two minor applied music credits Participation in music ensemble each term Pass basic guitar skills test Pass basic piano skills test, if non-keyboard emphasis Pass freshman jury Pass music therapy pre-practicum competencies Pass sophomore barrier Third-year recital (15 minutes) Fourth-year recital (30 minutes) or senior presentation Bachman Fine Arts Center Opened in 1991, the Bachman Fine Arts Center houses the departments of music and art. The Bachman Fine Arts Center offers excellent equipment and facilities for rehearsal and practice, 50 grand and upright pianos, 22 practice rooms, and 16 music studios. The building also houses a music therapy facility that includes an observation laboratory. The Presser Music Technology Classroom is equipped with computer equipment, MIDI keyboards, and software for composition, music theory, and ear training. Art facilities include a gallery, graphic design computer stations, classrooms and studios. [-]

Bachelor of Music in Wind Section

Rostock University of Music and Drama
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Germany Rostock

The Artistic Modules (“Künstlerisches Kernmodul” and “Obligatorische Vertiefung Kernmodul”, semesters 1 – 8) provide the core of the Bachelor’s course. At the beginning of their studies, students learn to develop and adjust their physiological basis which is most important for woodwind instrument players. Furthermore, they gain technical knowledge about the construction and design of reeds. Brass and flute players attend ensemble lessons instead in order to acquire essential competence in intonation, precise interaction and adaptability. According to the requirements of the professional market, secondary instruments connected to the main instruments are a mandatory part of the curriculum. [+]

The Artistic Modules (“Künstlerisches Kernmodul” and “Obligatorische Vertiefung Kernmodul”, semesters 1 – 8) provide the core of the Bachelor’s course. At the beginning of their studies, students learn to develop and adjust their physiological basis which is most important for woodwind instrument players. Furthermore, they gain technical knowledge about the construction and design of reeds. Brass and flute players attend ensemble lessons instead in order to acquire essential competence in intonation, precise interaction and adaptability. According to the requirements of the professional market, secondary instruments connected to the main instruments are a mandatory part of the curriculum. Music Comprehension I, II, and III (“Musikerschließung I, II, III”, semesters 1 – 6) are basic modules during which students learn to approach music as a whole. The module Music Education (“Musikpädagogik”, semesters 1 – 2) comprises lectures providing basic pedagogical knowledge and the Didactics Module (“Obligatorisches Vertiefungsmodul Didaktik”, semesters 5 – 6) builds on it. During the latter, practical school work with learners becomes part of the study. Those students who wish to work as teachers at music schools after graduating can further develop their pedagogical skills by choosing an optional pedagogical module (such as Elementary Music Education “Elementare Musikpädagogik”, semesters 5 – 6). Beside the pedagogical area, there are several other optional modules that can be chosen from a module catalogue in order to either aim towards the refinement of artistic skills (for instance Chamber Music, Jazz Stylistics) or a specialisation (for instance Contemporary Music, Ensemble Leading). One optional module has to be completed. The advanced mandatory modules in semesters 5 – 8 allow students to expand the knowledge they acquired during the first study period and develop a solid competence. That means with regard to the main instrumental subject: Students expand and consolidate interpretation skills. The knowledge of literature is backed through the Ensemble modules (semesters 1 – 8, comprising Orchestra Playing, Orchestral Studies and Chamber Music). Parts of the final artistic exam in the main instrument may be performed in a public concert that is organized through the university. APTITUDE TEST REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR’S DEGREE COURSE (WINDS) Aptitude test in main instrument (supplement to the aptitude test regulations of Rostock University of Music and Drama): Three or four works of different characters and eras at an advanced level of difficulty. Saxophone: also two jazz standards (with improvisation if appropriate) Duration: approx. 15 minutes [-]

Bachelor of Music in Strings

Rostock University of Music and Drama
Campus Full time 4 years October 2017 Germany Rostock

The Artistic Modules (“Künstlerisches Kernmodul” and “Obligatorische Vertiefung Kernmodul”, semesters 1 – 8) provide the core of the Bachelor’s course. At the beginning of their studies, students learn to develop and adjust their individual playing technique and build up a repertoire for their respective string instrument. Furthermore, they study with a répétiteur which is essential for intonation, harmonic interplaying, adaptability as well as artistic projection and assertiveness. [+]

Bachelors in Musical Instruments. The Artistic Modules (“Künstlerisches Kernmodul” and “Obligatorische Vertiefung Kernmodul”, semesters 1 – 8) provide the core of the Bachelor’s course. At the beginning of their studies, students learn to develop and adjust their individual playing technique and build up a repertoire for their respective string instrument. Furthermore, they study with a répétiteur which is essential for intonation, harmonic interplaying, adaptability as well as artistic projection and assertiveness. Music Comprehension I, II, and III (“Musikerschließung I, II, III”, semesters 1 – 6) are basic modules during which students learn to approach music as a whole. The module Music Education (“Musikpädagogik”, semesters 1 – 2) comprises lectures providing basic pedagogical knowledge and the Didactics Module (“Obligatorisches Vertiefungsmodul Didaktik”, semesters 5 – 6) builds on it. During the latter, practical school work with learners becomes part of the study. Those students who wish to work as teachers at music schools after graduating can further develop their pedagogical skills by choosing an optional pedagogical module (such as Elementary Music Education “Elementare Musikpädagogik”, semesters 5 – 6). Beside the pedagogical area, there are several other optional modules that can be chosen from a module catalogue in order to either aim towards the refinement of artistic skills (for instance Chamber Music) or a specialisation (for instance Contemporary Music, Ensemble Leading). One optional module has to be completed. The advanced mandatory modules in semesters 5 – 8 allow students to expand the knowledge they acquired during the first study period and develop a solid competence. That means with regard to the main instrumental subject: Students expand and consolidate interpretation skills. The knowledge of literature is backed through the Ensemble module (semesters 1 – 8, comprises Orchestra Playing, Orchestral Studies and Chamber Music). Parts of the final artistic exam in the main instrument may be performed in a public concert that is organized through the university. APTITUDE TEST REQUIREMENTS Aptitude test in main instrument (supplement to the aptitude test regulations of Rostock University of Music and Drama) Violin One Etude or Caprice of your choice (e.g. Kreutzer, Rode, Dancla, Wieniawski, Paganini) Two contrasting movements from a solo sonata or partita by J.S. Bach A first movement (with cadenza) from a concerto by W. A. Mozart (KV 207, KV 211, KV 216) A movement from a Romantic virtuoso concerto (e.g. Bruch, Wienawski, Lalo, Mendelssohn etc.) Viola Scales and arpeggios through three octaves in any key; scales in thirds, sixths and octaves An etude by Kreutzer, Hoffmeister, Campagnoli Two contrasting movements from one of J.S. Bach’s 6 solo suites A movement from a Romantic sonata (e.g. Eccles, Schumann op. 113, Schubert, Brahms etc.) First movement of a classical concerto (e.g. E. Casadesus, C. F. Zelter, F. A. Hoffmeister, K. Stamitz etc.) Cello Two contrasting movements from J.S. Bach’s solo suites First movement of a sonata from the Early Classical, Viennese Classical or Romantic periods A 20th century work composed after 1960 (please bring score) A Caprice/Etude of your choice from Piatti or Popper (Advanced School of Cello Playing) First movement from a concerto of your choice Double bass One scale through two octaves with various types of bowing A slow movement from a work of your choice (Baroque era) A fast movement from a work of your choice (Classical or Romantic eras) A work composed after 1950 Compulsory subjects: piano, theory and aural training The examination requirements for piano (compulsory subject), music theory and aural training are defined in the aptitude test for admission to Rostock College of Music and Drama. Piano (compulsory subject): examples of works Bach: Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach: Little Preludes Mozart: Salzburger Tanzbüchlein Schubert: Eccossaises Schumann: Album for the Young Bartók: Microcosmos II and III [-]