Why Earn Your Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree at Saint Leo University?
The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is a multi-dimensional music program flexible enough to be designed according to the student’s career aspirations. Instead of developing a traditional one-size-fits-all music program that is typical in many universities, this degree offers students practical training in various areas of the music industry including music production and technology; sound support for live performances; music education; worship music; and community music, which includes managing retail music stores, managing music venues and performers, directing community ensembles, and managing private music studios. Students will participate in internships to experience different aspects of the professional music world and will build an electronic portfolio or website as part of their capstone requirement for the degree. In addition to developing skills as a performing musician, students will explore other aspects of the industry such as arts management, music technology and sound support, teaching, leading music in worship and other community venues. This degree can also prepare students for graduate study in music therapy, performance, or conducting.
The primary goal for the Bachelor of Arts in Music is to develop a practical and flexible degree that prepares students to be successful in a variety of career paths within the music industry.
The 120-credit hour Bachelor of Arts in Music program explores:
- Musicianship - understanding how music is constructed.
Composition - creating new music.
Music analysis - learning the historical context.
Music production - creating music with computers and sound technology.
Music performance - developing as a solo and ensemble performer.
Practical career skills - experiencing the real-world music industry through internships and coursework.
As a music major at Saint Leo University you will develop your musical skill through real-world experience at our on-campus performance venues as well as out in the community. Under the guidance of professors whose number one goal is your development as a musician, you will benefit from small class sizes and individual relationships with faculty. As you are honing your craft, you will study today’s ever-changing music industry. Our program can lead to a future in education, commercial music, sacred music, or community music. Saint Leo prepares musicians like you for fulfilling careers that require discipline, teamwork, and experience through a progressive curriculum and real-world internships that offer opportunities to both observe and participate in the professional music world.