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Music, BA

Are you eager to take your love of music to the next level? Musicians make the music, write the music and teach the music that makes life richer.

This program from Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences’ Department of Music prepares students for many exciting career pathways. A music degree from Augusta University offers an experience like no other. Students have a number of concentrations to choose from, and graduates can step right into rewarding careers in performance, education, composition and research.

Music, BA is for you if you consider yourself

Creative and Expressive

 

Music Program

Dr. Angela Morgan

706-737-1735

 

What You'll Study

Coursework

In the Music program, performance is a vital component of all concentrations. You will enjoy individualized instruction, participate in musical ensembles and explore topics like music theory, ear training, conducting and piano.

Course List

Focal Points

Concentrations

Bachelor of Music with a major in Performance and a concentration in Instrumental

https://www.augusta.edu/programs/catalog/bm-performance-instrumental

Bachelor of Music with a major in Performance and a concentration in Jazz Studies

https://www.augusta.edu/programs/catalog/bm-performance-jazz-studies

Bachelor of Music with a major in Performance and a concentration in Piano

https://www.augusta.edu/programs/catalog/bm-performance-piano

Bachelor of Music with a major in Performance and a concentration in Vocal

https://www.augusta.edu/programs/catalog/bm-performance-vocal

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music

https://www.augusta.edu/programs/catalog/ba-music

 

 

 

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

Because performance is built into the curriculum, you have a variety of ensembles to choose from, many of which engage in outreach performances throughout the community.

Study Abroad programs bring you to the cultural capitals of the world and expose you to experiences you literally couldn’t find anywhere else.

In 2016, the Jazz Ensemble traveled to China to perform during the 60th anniversary celebration of the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

Research & Innovation

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll have opportunities to create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world’s most complex and pressing challenges.

 

Research Center

Pamplin College’s Center for Social Science Research involves students as active partners in research projects that assist local public and nonprofit agencies improve their effectiveness.

 

Student Publications

Student publications are an excellent way to find your voice and strengthen your portfolio, and Pamplin College has a wide range to get involved with.

 

Clubs & Organizations

Student clubs and organizations help you “plug in” to campus life in a way that can lead to meaningful connections, new interests and resume-enhancing experiences.

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Interested in teaching?

Secondary Education certificate available

If you are interested in working with students in grades 6-12, you might consider a certificate in Secondary Education in addition to your degree. Teachers, school counselors, and other educational personnel must be certified by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission to teach in elementary, middle, or secondary public schools.

Augusta University offers an opportunity to complete your teaching certification while earning your degree within specific programs of study. Once students have completed their coursework and passed their certification, they can add secondary teaching education to their list of career opportunities.

Your Future

Career Options

In addition to having the musical skills to perform professionally, you can graduate into a rewarding career as a public school music teacher, band director, choral director, church musician or exciting careers within the recording industry.

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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

Small classes mean you get individual attention and tailored advice.

The recently renovated Fine Arts Center is filled with the latest technology and offers improved acoustics and enhanced faculty studios for practice and instruction.

A dynamic faculty made up of professional musicians has the experience to prepare you for the career you want.

Emphasis on performance ensures you have the technical proficiency and concert experience to move forward with your musical career.

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Creativity, Discovery, Engagement

The Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences forms the heart of the liberal arts mission of Augusta University. We foster critical thinking about complex questions of the human experience; cultivate skills in written, verbal, and creative expression; promote active citizenship and community engagement; and prepare graduates for diverse careers in quickly changing globalized environments.