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What can I do with a major in...?: Music B.M.

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About Music (B.M.) Major

violin player


  • B.M. (Bachelor of Music)


  • Performance
  • Composition
  • Jazz Studies
  • Choral Music Education (requires admission to Graduate M.A.T. program)
  • Instrumental Music Education (requires admission to Graduate M.A.T. program)


"The Bachelor of Music degree is the initial professional degree in music. Its primary emphasis is on the development of the skills and knowledge necessary to function as a teacher, performer, composer, and scholar. The areas of concentration include choral music education, instrumental music education, composition, jazz studies, and performance."

- CNU Undergraduate Catalog

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Aural Skills
  • Conduct/Direct Music
  • Creativity
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music Composition
  • Music Theory
  • Performance Skills
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Written and Oral Communication

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