Music provides the ability to communicate the human experience, to express emotions across language and political barriers and connect cultures worldwide. Whether you’re looking to become a music teacher, performer or simply desire a liberal arts education, earning a music degree from UND will be a powerful and passionate endeavor.
Choose from three different degree programs to find the right fit for you. Music degrees offered at UND include:
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in music
Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in performance
Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in music education
Specialties provided by the UND Department of Music will allow you to study many different aspects of music, such as:
Music History and Theory
Music is a large part of the culture at UND. With award-winning students and faculty, we're making waves in the world of music.
- Performance: The UND Department of Music has many active choral and instrumental groups. Students participate in orchestra, choir, band, opera, musical theater, solos and chamber music. Many music students travel internationally for performances, recently to China, Japan, Brazil and Cuba.
- Location: Housed in the Hughes Fine Arts Center, the music department at UND offers all of the necessary furnishings for an exceptional music education. Private practice rooms, specially-designed rehearsal halls, keyboard and computer labs, a music library and more are available for student use.
- Scholarships: The music department offers approximately 20-30 scholarships each year for superior musicianship and financial need.
- Getting Involved: Many UND music students join campus groups such as Music Students of UND, student chapters of Music Educators, National Conference and American Choral Director's Association, the student chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Pi Kappa Lambda and more.
A bachelor's degree in music from UND prepares you for an exciting future. With a strong liberal education background that focuses in music, you may choose to work in any number of different areas, such as:
Education (music teacher for elementary, secondary or college)
Professional Performer (instrumental, vocalist, church musician)
Art Organization Administration
Music Business / Technology
All music degrees are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The music education degree is approved by the North Dakota Education Standards and Practices Board.
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