Music Program Areas of Study
The music program offers professional degrees as a preparation for a variety of careers, including music performance, music education, and music business. The music program also offers a liberal arts degree as well as coursework and performance experience for students who wish a deeper understanding of music to be part of their education.
Bachelor of Music Education
This professional degree prepares students to a high level within the discipline of music, including performance, theory and history, and, at the same time, prepares future teachers for careers of distinction and leadership. The central philosophy of the degree is that music teachers can be most effective only by first becoming accomplished musicians themselves, capable of performing, conducting and analyzing at a sophisticated level. Learn more >>
Carroll University's Music Therapy program offers students an education in the basic core subjects of music, psychology, and medicine, as well as training in clinical settings. Students receive instruction in guitar, piano, and voice, music history, songwriting, improvisation and conducting, as well as psychology, biology, anatomy and physiology, and specialized courses in music therapy techniques. Learn more >>
Bachelor of Arts: Music - Performance Emphasis
The BA in performance is a specialized degree for the aspiring professional performer. A special audition is required in the freshman year for admittance to the program. Students graduating with this degree typically establish careers in opera or orchestra, open their own private teaching studio, or continue with graduate study in performance at other institutions.
Bachelor of Arts: Music - Liberal Arts Emphasis
The BA in Liberal Arts - Music consists of study in the basic core subjects of music (music theory, music history, performance and conducting) and allows students to double major in music and another field.
Double Major: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Music
This specially designed double major prepares students to enter a variety of professions, including arts management, music retail sales, marketing for arts organizations, recording and tour management, radio and television, and many others. Internships at organizations like Summerfest, the Milwaukee Radio Alliance, Milwaukee Opera Theater, and Wisconsin Philharmonic Orchestra provide hands-on experience and networking possibilities.
See the Carroll University Catalog for specific course information.