Do you love to make music? If you have had prior music experiences in band, choir, or orchestra; or if you have had private lessons on an instrument, this might be the degree for you! As a music major, you'll study the basic concepts of music, such as music history and theory, as well as more advanced courses in conducting and arranging. You will be able to study voice or an instrument in depth in a one-to-one situation with a qualified professional. The degree will provide you with excellent performance skills , if you choose to pursue a career in this area. The degree will also provide you with knowledge you might use for your private studio or music-related business. (Students who decide to add music education certification can begin this in their junior year.)
College and Beyond
Many students combine their music degree with a minor in Entrepreneurship or Business to help them prepare for their own business. Students who are interested in performance, music history, composition, pedagogy or theory may become private teachers, and many choose to continue their professional studies in graduate programs
Real Performance Experience
As a music major, you'll get regular experiences on our beautiful recital hall stage in solo performances; duets and small ensembles; or in one of our large university sponsored ensembles such as concert band concert choir, chamber singers chamber orchestra, or jazz band.
Education Made Affordable
Black Hills State University is one of the most affordable liberal arts institutions in the country. Scholarship applications/auditions must be completed before February 1st. Priority is given to students who have had performance experience and have developed a high level of facility on at least one instrument or voice. Grade point averages and ACT scores are also considered. Work study opportunities are available and Pep Band members receive a substantial stipend. To apply, please complete the Music Scholarship Form.
Contact us online or via phone at 1-800-ALL-BHSU, or apply online now. Please click the requirements for more information about the music programs of study. For information about procedures and requirements within the music department at BHSU, visit our additional information page.
Black Hills State University
College of Liberal Arts
1200 University St. Unit 9097
Spearfish, SD 57799-9097
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013