Music majors at UMW have shared the stage with greats like Itzhak Perlman and Sir James Galway. They’ve performed across Europe and have taken master classes with Marvin Hamlisch, the Canadian Brass, and other visiting artists. With involved professors and more then 10 ensembles to choose among, you’ll find your place in the UMW Music Department.
Students majoring in Music who complete all requirements earn the degree of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Music.
Areas of Study
Music majors get a broad background through courses in a performance area, music theory, and music history. All music graduates earn a bachelor’s degree in music, and some choose to add education courses for teacher certification. To specialize, students need to plan and schedule courses carefully to include elective courses, independent study, and internships.
UMW music majors leave prepared for graduate study, performance, composition, research, production, sound engineering, and more. Graduates who include music education often teach in public schools.
Music majors have the opportunity to complete internships under faculty supervision in music performance and music education.
Learn more about how to earn honors in music at the Honors Program page of the undergraduate catalog.
Students seeking a degree in music must complete courses in music theory, music history, and music performance. Placement in individual lessons and ensembles is based on audition, which all music majors must complete. Majors pursuing teaching certification must register with the College of Education and take music education classes.