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Undergraduate Programs
​The curricula for undergraduate students majoring in music lead to the Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts degrees. All programs in music provide effective preparation for graduate study. The programs in the Bachelor of Music degree are directed to those who intend to become professional musicians. They offer opportunities to major in Music Education, Theory/Composition or Applied Music in band or orchestral instruments, piano, classical guitar and voice. The Bachelor of Arts degree offers the opportunity for professional study in music within a liberal arts context. Depending on the degree program and concentration chosen, course requirements and sequence will vary. The total number of credits required to graduate ranges from 124 to 130 according to the program.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Management provides opportunities that prepare students for administrative careers within the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors of the music industry. In addition, a 4+1 option is offered with the Bachelor of Arts in Music Management to obtain a Master in Business Administration in the 5th year.

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education is designed specifically to educate and provide certification for those intending to teach music in elementary or secondary schools. The major offers two tracks: instrumental music education and choral/general music education. Students in both tracks are able to gain classroom experience through extensive, field-based teaching opportunities that begin as early as the sophomore year.

The Bachelor of Music in Applied Music is designed to develop the highest level of proficiency in instrumental or vocal performance.

 The Bachelor of Music in Theory/Composition emphasizes instruction in musical composition and theory.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is structured to provide broad coverage of music theory, music history/literature and applied music combined with a liberal arts education applicable to a variety of career interests. Many students in this major are talented musicians who have studied an instrument extensively during their high school years and wish to continue their musical studies while exploring other academic and career interests.
 
Graduate Programs
​The University of Delaware provides graduate students with the stimulating environment of a comprehensive research university plus easy access to the major metropolitan centers of Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D. C. and New York and curricula leading to Master of Music degrees in Performing, Conducting, Composition and Music Education.

At the heart of the program are the members of the music faculty — all professionally active performers, composers, music educators or music historians. Their accomplishments are reflected in the numerous awards, publications, recordings and performances that serve to underscore their artistry and scholarship and increase their national and international prominence. This community of artists and scholars provides an ideal atmosphere for graduate study in music.

Teaching assistantships and tuition scholarships are available for graduate students in music on the basis of the applicant’s demonstrated talent and skill as related to departmental needs. Applicants interested in being considered for any of these awards should indicate their interest on the application form.