Music Programs

  •  BA Music
  •  BM Music Education
  •  BM Music Performance
  •  BM Music Theory
  •  BM Music Composition
  •  BM with Elective Studies in Business
  •  Master of Music Education

Career Opportunities

  •  Education
  •  Music Direction
  •  Professional Performer

A music degree from the University of Missouri–St. Louis offers a unique educational experience, incorporating rigorous traditional studies with diverse musical disciplines from around the world. The UMSL Department of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

With more than 15 active ensembles, UMSL maintains an active and exciting music performance schedule. Many concerts and recitals are hosted in UMSL's impressive music facilities, which include the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center.

What UMSL has to offer

The Department of Music offers undergraduate programs of study leading to a BM in Music Education, which includes state teaching certification, a BM with an emphasis in performance, a BM in Music Theory/Composition, a BM with elective studies in business and a BA in Music. Students may also earn a minor in music.

The Master of Music Education degree is designed to enable music specialists in grades K-12 to pursue continued professional growth in an emphasis area of their choice: choral, general music, instrumental, or music technology.

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UMSL At A Glance

The University of Missouri–St. Louis is the largest public research university located in Missouri's most populous and economically important region. Founded in 1963, we enroll nearly 17,000 students, and we are home to more than 1,400 faculty members.

47 UMSL offers 47 undergraduate degrees from our five colleges.
6We have six 
pre-professional degree tracks.
400+We partner with more than 400 companies and organizations for our internship programs, and nearly 40 different employers conduct on-campus interviews to help you jump-start your career.
St. Louis: Something For Everyone
UMSL is a vital part of St. Louis, and the city and surrounding areas make up the most culturally vibrant region in Missouri. That means we offer you more than a top-ranked learning environment.
There's a night out with friends on Washington Avenue. An exhibit opening at the Saint Louis Zoo. A home run celebration at Busch Stadium. St. Louis is a place where you can be you.