UM-Flint Programs in Music

University of Michigan-Flint Music prepares students for careers as successful educators, performers, arrangers/composers, and leaders in the arts. Students are given the opportunity to study the essential aspects of music as an art form through curricula emphasizing performance, music theory/listening skills, music history, and pedagogy.


Bachelor of Music Education

This degree prepares students to teach both vocalists and instrumentalists in a variety of classroom settings. With alumni placed in diverse school programs throughout Michigan and beyond, this established program includes extensive preparation in performance, conducting, and pedagogy, leading to state certification in k-12 music.

Bachelor of Music

This degree prepares students for future careers as soloists, chamber musicians, band and orchestra musicians, and teachers. Students prepare solo recitals and perform in ensembles both within the university environment and in the community.  The high quality and rigor of this program enables students to compete nationally as performers auditioning for professional groups and as continuing students in graduate school.

Bachelor of Arts

Emphasizes your study of music in combination with selected fields outside of music. Students acquire a well-rounded degree by participating in studies as music majors in conjunction with liberal arts disciplines in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Music Minor

This minor is ideal for students interested in music theory and music history in addition to applied music lessons and ensemble performance.

Music Theater Minor

This minor creates the perfect solution for students looking to explore a program track that includes music performance with theatre and dance curricula.

Applied Music Instruction

All UM-Flint students who pass the audition are eligible to enroll in applied lessons (private instruction) in voice, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, piano, guitar, mandolin, violin, viola, cello, double bass and organ.

The Honors Program in Music

This advanced academic program requires the completion of all Bachelor of Music Education or Bachelor of Arts requirements as well as those of the Honors Scholar Program, including a freshman/sophomore core curriculum of Honors courses and a junior/senior concentration that includes an off-campus study semester, a senior thesis, and a senior honors seminar.

For questions about requirements for specific degree programs, consult the current  University of Michigan-Flint Catalog Department of Music pages.

Please download the College of Arts and Sciences PDF. The Department of Music information begins on page 105.

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