Elevate your passion for music with a music degree from the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Led by internationally known performers and enthusiastic educators, our programs offer diverse opportunities to explore and specialize in your area of musical interest. Graduates will be well-equipped for various career opportunities in musical performance, composition, education, therapy and more. A vibrant musical community awaits you. Apply today!


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Bachelor of Arts in Music

Gain comprehensive education in music theory, history, performance and composition. Tailor your program to include a variety of electives that will allow you to pursue your specific areas of interests.

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Bachelor of Music, Music Education Emphasis

Designed to provide comprehensive education in music theory, history, performance and composition, the music education emphasis includes a strong focus on music pedagogy and teaching methods.

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Bachelor of Music

Whether you aspire to become a professional musician, music business entrepreneur, music educator, composer or industry consultant, our program will provide you with the pathways and tools you need to achieve your goals. Available emphasis areas:

  • Business Studies
  • Composition
  • Music Performance, Instrumental or Vocal
  • Music Theory
  • Performance Jazz Studies

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Music Minors

Augment your major and pursue your passion for music with a music minor. You can gain a well-rounded education in music while enhancing your creative, critical thinking and collaboration skills.