The bachelor of arts (B.A.) degree program in music is particularly appropriate for students desiring the challenge of an enriched program of intellectual stimulation. It offers students who wish to earn a degree in music the opportunity to work extensively in music while devoting more time to liberal arts studies than is possible in the program leading to the bachelor of music degree.
The bachelor of music (B.M.) degree program in composition offers committed composers opportunities to develop a wide range of musical skills through performance, thorough training in music theory and music history, and a comprehensive study of instrumentation and orchestration.
Are you interested in being part of the exciting and fast-paced music and entertainment industries? We’ve been graduating leaders in these industries for more than 40 years! We offer two pathways to careers in the music and entertainment industries. Both programs include internships that will help you prepare for a successful career where you’ll meet with SU alumni who are top leaders in some of the world’s largest and most respected music and entertainment companies.
A career in music education demands that you excel as both a musician and teacher. This dual bachelor of music (B.M.) degree program, in partnership with Syracuse University’s School of Education, provides you with opportunities to nurture and develop optimal teaching competencies, artistry and musicianship, and philosophical, theoretical, and historical perspectives of music and music education.
The bachelor of music (B.M.) degree programs in the performance areas of organ, percussion, piano, strings, voice, and wind instruments stress the development of technical skills, repertory, poise, and overall musicianship. Your studies include work in your principal and secondary performing areas, music history, and various ensembles.