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So you’re a talented musician who wants to combine a general music curriculum with a broad liberal arts education…

 The Frost School has the answer! Consider a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree, a nonprofessional degree, which offers the curriculum flexibility you need for a variety of pre‑professional studies, such as pre‑medical and pre‑legal. Students in this program study music theory, music history, applied music, and have a variety of ensemble experiences. In addition to the music major, students choose a minor outside the School of Music and in some cases, the minor can be expanded to become a second major area. Areas for the minor can be chosen from the University’s various schools and colleges. Popular minors for School of Music students include the programs in the School of Communication, Pre-Medical, Pre‑Law, Business, English Literature, and Psychology. Many other minors as well as majors are available to the School of Music Bachelor of Arts student.  Faculty advisors from the College of Arts and Sciences, Communication, Business, Engineering, Nursing, and Architecture all work closely to ensure that appropriate courses are available to music students.

The BA in Music Program is part of the Musicology Department. Undergraduate students who are interested in musicology, music history or ethnomusicology are encouraged to enroll in the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree, through which they can pursue these and related subjects within a liberal arts music curriculum. There is no undergraduate degree in musicology.

Dr. Brent Swanson
Email: b.swanson@miami.edu
Phone: 305-284-6703
Office: Volpe 208A