The Bachelor of Arts in Music at Texas A&M University is a unique degree. We offer an interdisciplinary approach to the study of music, with courses that focus on the interrelationships between music theory, cultural history, and performance. Students specialize in one of three main foundational areas—composition and theory, ethnomusicology and historical musicology, and music technology—and take elective classes that provide the flexibility to attain a variety of professional goals. The program features a collaborative environment and affords many opportunities for personal contact with members of the faculty and distinguished visiting artists.
***A successful audition is required for all prospective music majors prior to admission into the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree program. Those who are interested in auditioning must submit an application to the Music Program. To obtain an application and further information, please download the application materials below or from the home page or contact the Department of Performance Studies at (979) 845-3355.
Students from diverse musical backgrounds are encouraged to become involved in the study and practice of the musical arts at Texas A&M University as a complement to their major fields of study. Introductory and advanced courses in the Music Program emphasize the interrelationships among music history, theory, ethnomusicology, composition, technology, performance, and other visual and performing arts. Attendance at the numerous concerts and lectures presented each year and participation in performing ensembles are encouraged to broaden the student’s experience beyond the classroom. Students seeking a structured approach to the study of music may wish to consider the Minor in Music.
Ensemble Performance: University Bands and Choral Activities
***A successful audition with the University Bands or with Choral Activities does not exempt students from auditioning with the Music Program. Students choosing to major in Music must complete a separate, successful audition with the Music Program to continue in the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree plan.