If you want to pursue a career as a musician — as a vocalist, composer or instrumentalist — our Bachelor of Music programs blend close faculty mentorships with skill-building classes and continual opportunities to perform as you hone your craft.
Why This Program & What You'll Learn
Take advantage of our professional-grade facilities, expert faculty and extensive musical community while choosing the concentration best suited to your interests as a musician.
All of our Bachelor of Music students take a core curriculum full of theory, history, technology and technique courses. You'll also study your own instrument or specialty in-depth and grow under close faculty mentorship.;
You'll have the opportunity to live in the School of Music Residential College, surrounded by peers who share your interests and goals. Our ensembles, chamber groups, and solo performers participate in festivals, competitions, and conferences at the state, national and international levels. You'll never run out of ways to practice your art here.
As a bachelor of music student here, you'll:
- Live with music students in CMU's unique, music-focused residential hall to form friendships with passionate peers and have convenient access to practice rooms.
- Attend master classes presented by guest artists visiting campus or soloists with the Midland Symphony Orchestra.
- Gain diverse performance experience in our symphony orchestra, band, choir, marching band, jazz band and opera.
- Have access to our 119,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility. This includes a 500-seat concert hall with a 61-rank Casavant organ and a 100-seat recital hall.
Careers & Outcomes
Our bachelor of music graduates are equipped for many fulfilling careers in performance, music, teaching, arts administration and more.