The Departments of Music offer traditional conservatory based performance degrees, bachelors in orchestral instruments, voice, piano, musical theatre, as well as composition and music education (choral/general, instrumental, or combined).

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    Collaborative Piano (B.M.)

    As a collaborative piano major, you will take classes that teach you how to work as a partner to another musician in a variety of settings.

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    Composition (B.M.)

    This program introduces you to the discipline of composition and prepares you either for a professional career involving composition, or for continued graduate study in the field.

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    Music (B.A.)

    The Bachelor of Arts in Music program gives you the flexibility to study different topics within the departments of music, while also exploring a variety of other subjects.

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    Music Education (B.M.)

    Students pursuing a B.M. in music education can choose from three courses of study: general/chorus music education, instrumental music education, and a combined choral/general and instrumental music education. A double major in instrumental music education and orchestral instruments is also available.

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    Musical Theatre (B.M.)

    The Musical Theatre Division's "triple threat" instruction includes intensive acting, voice, and dance lessons.

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    Orchestral Instruments (B.M.)

    Students in this program enthusiastically embrace the discipline and joyous work of bringing great music to life, while developing technical skill and musical imagination. 

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    Organ (B.M.)

    With an emphasis on the development of a solid technical foundation, the Organ Performance program provides students with a rich environment of musical and liturgical offerings to support a career as a professional musician.

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    Piano (B.M.)

    Study piano for its ability to contribute to the beauty of the world and enrich the human soul.

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    Piano Pedagogy (B.M.)

    As a piano pedagogy major, you will focus on teaching the mechanics of piano in the classroom.

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    Vocal Performance (B.M.)

    The vocal performance major provides both a solid foundation in music and a strong liberal arts background. You will be trained as both a performer and a scholar.

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    Minors

    The music departments of the Rome School of Music, Drama, and Art offer minors for both music and non-music majors.

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