Bachelor's Degree in Music

Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music

Degree: Bachelor of Arts
Major: Music
Hours: 120

Students working on their Bachelor of Music Degree

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Degree Description

The Lamar University Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music offers you a broad-based liberal arts degree through the study of music and an applied instrument, including voice. You'll choose a minor based on your own professional goals. For example, a music major with a business minor might someday own a music retail company, and a music major with an English minor might become a music critic.
Alternately, this degree can become a platform into continued graduate study. Your first step is to apply to LU, then to apply for your audition into the program. 

Why Study Music at Lamar?

During your Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music at Lamar University, you will study with renowned faculty who are intensely invested in your success as a musician, academically and professionally. With them, you will study theory, aural training, music literature and history, and studio and ensemble performance.
This program allows you to customize your coursework to fit your creative interests and career goals. Depending on your path, you may find opportunities for completing some of your coursework abroad. Watch the faculty interview with Department Chair Brian Shook to learn more about this program and the Department of Music.

Career Paths

Depending on your professional goals, this degree could lead you to further graduate study of music,  into a career as a music educator or performer or into a career of your own design. Its broad focus on a liberal arts education makes it a flexible degree for adaptation into what you want it to be.

Primary Careers

Private vocal or instrument coach, music educator, professional performer

Career Areas

  • Education
  • Performance
  • Small business ownership
  • Journalism
  • Travel and tourism

Median Salary

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Types of Employers

  • School and universities
  • Private music schools/lessons
  • Theatre and performing arts companies
  • Symphonies and choruses
Dr. Andrew McMahanDr. Andrew McMahan
Interim Department Chair
Director of Bands
Dr. James HanDr. James Han
Associate Professor
Director of Choral Activities
Dr. Bryan ProkshDr. Bryan Proksch
Professor of Music Literature & Musicology