Bachelor of Arts in Music

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The Bachelor of Arts degree follows the broadest aspect of a college education with an emphasis in music. The degree can prepare one for graduate study leading to the Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees, as well as careers based on cultural concerns or in music-related fields. This degree can also be oriented toward pre-professional or social and/or business opportunities.

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  • About the Bachelor of Arts Degree
  • Career Options
  • Admission Requirements

In contrast to the Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music Education programs, students in the Bachelor of Arts program will complete a minor area of study, and many will choose to declare a double major. Bachelor of Arts students likewise have access to in-depth study with specialists in their applied area, and they enjoy numerous opportunities for performance experience in solo and chamber contexts, as well as in a great variety of large ensembles.

The facilities at Pittsburg State include superb performance venues, including the critically-acclaimed Bicknell Family Center for the Arts and the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall. Students have access to excellent instrumental resources across the university, including professional-level percussion instruments, outstanding grand pianos, harpsichords, and the Fisk Opus 106 organ.

Because Bachelor of Arts in Music students also major or minor in other fields, this degree can serve as excellent preparation for those who wish to pursue many different career options. Please note, some of following fields will require graduate degrees or other additional study.

  • Music Business
  • Retail Music
  • Recording Engineer
  • Artist Relations
  • Arts Management
  • Entertainment Lawyer
  • Musicologist
  • Professor of Music
  • Music Critic
  • Related fields in the science or healthcare professions

About Music Department

The Department of Music at Pittsburg State University is an accredited member of NASM, the National Association of Schools of Music.

Our department averages 100 music majors and 40 minors, and 200 non-music majors per semester, and is staffed by 16 full-time and 6 part-time faculty members. Please explore our website for complete information concerning our programs, degrees, faculty, scholarship auditions, upcoming performances, and other areas of interest.

Locate the Music Department in McCray Hall using Google Maps or the PSU Campus Map.

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