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Music Department Offers Valuable Degrees

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The Department of Music offers a handful of degrees for students to choose from.

We get it. Deciding what to do with your life at 18 can be daunting. You're interested in a Department of Music degree, but not sure what to major in? Let us help!


Bachelor of Music in Education (BM in Education)

A BM in education prepares students to teach vocal and instrumental music in public schools, grades K-12. This degree is accepted by the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board and qualifies the student to receive a teaching certificate (license).

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Bachelor of Music in Performance (BM) 

This degree prepares students for various careers in music, private teaching and graduate school. BM degrees are offered with vocal, keyboard or instrumental emphasis.

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Bachelor of Arts (BA)

This general degree balances music studies with a liberal arts degree. BA students often go on to graduate school, performance careers, private teaching or other related music careers.

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Not considering a degree in music, but still want to be involved in our department? You can minor in music. You can also register for any assortment of our course offerings, from applied lessons and ensembles to music history courses, based on your interest.

Learn more about all of the music degree programs we offer at UW by clicking below.

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