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.)

    In this program, you will receive extensive instruction in organ as well as supportive courses in ear training, harmony, counterpoint, orchestration, and other aspects of music form, theory, and history.

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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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    Voice (B.M.)

    The voice 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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    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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