Music BA Degree
Focus on Music in a Well-Rounded Education for Career Success
Earn a bachelor’s degree in music from The University of Texas at Tyler that offers a balance between music courses and diverse study in the liberal arts to prepare for future study in graduate school or a teaching career in music education.
- Excel in UT Tyler’s School of Performing Arts, which serves as an artistic center and resource for the university and for the city of Tyler and surrounding communities.
- Study in outstanding college facilities that include the Cowan Center, a focal point for performing arts on campus and in the city of Tyler; Vaughn Auditorium that hosts touring productions and university functions; and Braithwaite Recital Hall, our venue for solo recitals and small chamber performances.
- Enter a college program that offers engaging courses, and opportunities for solo and ensemble performances and various presentations.
Graduates of the UT Tyler BA in music program are currently employed in such locations as Cedar Valley Elementary in Killeen Independent School District, Carlisle High School, Westwood Junior High/High schools in Palestine and All-Saints Episcopal School in Tyler.
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Bachelor’s in Music: Creative. Performance-Oriented.
- Develop tools for creative expression, problem-solving and analysis, and communication skills that will enhance your career in music or in any other field you may choose in the future.
- Take part in music classes with a teacher-student ratio of 15:1 that encourages one-on-one mentoring and focused learning opportunities. Begin specialized music education in the first semester of your freshman year.
- Participate in performance groups including: Patriot Singers, University Chorale, Wind Ensemble, Tyler Community Band, Jazz Patriots, Chamber Ensembles, and Opera and Music Theatre.
- Interact and learn with energetic, talented students and faculty who will challenge you to achieve your highest standard of excellence.
Music Faculty: Passionate. Dedicated.
Study with college faculty who are acclaimed musicians who have performed locally in Texas as well as nationally and internationally.
Gain insights from professors who are frequent featured speakers at such conferences as the Texas Music Educators Association, the Music Educators National Conference and the International Clarinet Association.
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Music Courses: Focused. Well-Rounded.
Music Theory I – Undertake an elementary study of melody, rhythm and diatonic tonal harmony in four voices and in simple instrumental textures. Emphasis on rudiments of music, voice leading, harmonic progression and elemental melodic forms.
Music History I – Survey stylistic trends, major compositions, composers and genres from antiquity through 1750.
Music Literature – Complete an historical overview of music from antiquity to the present day.
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Career Outlook for Musicians
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for musicians are anticipated to grow at the rate of eight percent through 2018, which is about average across all occupations. Music director and composer positions are considered to be slightly more favorable at a 10% growth. Competition is expected to be intense for the best positions. For more information, see Occupational Outlook Handbook - Musicians and Singers.