Bachelor of Music Degree

Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music

Degree Description

The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music at Lamar University offers a Bachelor of Music Degree which you may tailor to suit your talents and professional goals by choosing a concentration in performance, composition, or music education through applied studies of your chosen instrument, ensemble performance, music theory, history, literature and current trends.
Watch the faculty interview with Department Chair Brian Shook to learn more about this program and the Department of Music.

Why Study Music at Lamar?

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, your Bachelor of Music Degree in the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music fully immerses you in the cultural study of music, composition, performance techniques, education, history and more. Here, you can sing in a chorus, go to a live performance, compose an original piece, enjoy music of various genres and play your instruments, all while refining your natural gifts and talents. Surrounded by artistic institutions throughout our area, we strongly encourage you to participate in Southeast Texas’ cultural life.
Some of our regional ensembles include the Symphony of Southeast Texas, Beaumont Interfaith Choral Society, Beaumont Community Players, Beaumont Ballet Theatre and the Beaumont Civic Ballet. Other opportunities lie in our rich variety of religious institutions, live music venues and community theatre companies, to name a few, that are always willing to have LU music students as performers - and some of those pay scholarships or stipends. Southeast Texas is an ideal place to study music in all its forms.

Career Paths

As a performance or composition major, you have many options open to you upon graduation, depending on the areas in which you network and perform during your studies; we highly recommend further graduate and even postgraduate study to take you to the heights of your career as a professional performer or composer. Music education majors may be certified as all-level Texas music teachers through our Department of Teacher Education.

Primary Careers

Musical Educator, Musical Performer, Composer