Music BM Degree

Specialize and Succeed in Music Performance or Music Education

Choose from seven majors at The University of Texas at Tyler to focus your Bachelor of Music (BM) degree in studies that promote your talents and interests: composition, instrumental music education, instrumental performance, piano performance, piano pedagogy, vocal performance or vocal 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

Graduates of the music program at UT Tyler have gone on to such positions as music teachers, band directors and church musicians, and many have pursued graduate studies in music.

Bachelor’s in Music: Advance Your Talents—and Career

  • Complete a music degree that builds your talents and prepares you for career success in the competitive music field. Begin specialized music education in the first semester of your freshman year.
  • Gain visibility in Tyler and East Texas through The University of Texas at Tyler’s dynamic concert series and numerous performance opportunities on campus.
  • Interact and learn with energetic, talented students and faculty who will challenge you to achieve your highest standard of excellence.

Students must complete audition requirements to be considered for the School of Performing Arts.

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Music Courses: Rigorous. Rewarding.

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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Also see The University of Texas at Tyler bachelor of arts in music

Career Outlook for Musicians and Music Teachers

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment opportunities for musicians, singers, music directors and composers are anticipated to grow at the rate of 5% through 2022. Public and private schools employ the majority of music teachers. While shrinking public school budgets due to struggling state economies may reduce teaching opportunities in music education, opportunities are increasing to offer lessons through self-enrichment programs available through community facilities.

For more, visit Occupational Outlook Handbook - Musicians and Singers and Occupational Outlook Handbook - Music Directors and Composers.

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