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Bachelor of Music in Music Education

Statement of Purposes: The Bachelor of Music in music education is intended for students who have the ability, desire and determination to become an outstanding music teacher. Completion of the program allows the ONU graduate to obtain licensure to teach band, choir, and/or general music in grades pre-K through 12 in schools in the state of Ohio, and opens the door to pursue graduate studies leading to higher education teaching or school administrative positions. Emphasis is on vocal and instrumental music. Multi-age Teacher Licensure Pre-K-12 is offered.

Bachelor of Music in Music Performance

Statement of Purposes: The Bachelor of Music in music performance is intended for serious musicians who have the desire to achieve a level of professional and artistic competence in an applied area, who wish to be effective performers/teachers in the applied area, and who wish to pursue professional employment in music or fields utilizing music. Emphasis is on the training and preparation of students in advanced performances of serious, classical music from the Western European art tradition. In most cases, students are expected to attend graduate school. Literature level is expected to be developed to the highest possible level. The minor in arts administration can open up additional career opportunities.

Bachelor of Arts in Music – Music History and Literature concentration

Statement of Purposes: The Bachelor of Arts in music is designed for the student who has a deep passion for music and wants to study music from a broader perspective, including knowledge and understanding of music, its history, its cultural impact, and its performance practices. The Bachelor of Arts in music history and literature concentration is intended for students who wish to develop skills for future careers in fields such as musicology and ethnomusicology. This degree program can be combined with a second major. The minor in arts administration can open up additional career opportunities.

Bachelor of Arts in Music – Music Theory and Composition concentration

Statement of Purposes: The Bachelor of Arts in music is designed for the student who has a deep passion for music and wants to study music from a broader perspective, including knowledge and understanding of music, its history, its cultural impact, and its performance practices. The Bachelor of Arts in music theory and composition concentration is intended for students who wish to develop skills for future careers in fields such as arranging, composing, film scoring, engraving and video game music. This degree program can be combined with a second major. The minor in arts administration can open up additional career opportunities.

Bachelor of Arts in Music – Applied Studies concentration

Statement of Purposes: The Bachelor of Arts in music is designed for the student who has a deep passion for music and wants to study music from a broader perspective, including knowledge and understanding of music, its history, its cultural impact, and its performance practices. The Bachelor of Arts in music applied studies concentration is intended for students who wish to continue applied music studies while double-majoring in another field, or for students who wish to develop performance skills for other music-related careers that do not require a music performance degree. Literature level and expectations are designed to allow flexibility. The minor in arts administration can open up additional career opportunities.

Bachelor of Arts in Music – Sound Recording Technology concentration

Statement of Purposes: The Bachelor of Arts in music is designed for the student who has a deep passion for music and wants to study music from a broader perspective, including knowledge and understanding of music, its history, its cultural impact, and its performance practices. The Bachelor of Arts in music sound recording technology concentration is intended for students who wish to develop a unique and high-impact introduction and development of skills related to a career in the music recording industry. It involves a semester of overseas study at the University of Salford in Manchester, England, working with professionals in Media City from the BBC. This concentration offers a solid introduction for successful future study and entry-level work in traditional recording studio settings; in on-site location recordings; in mixing, mastering and producing albums; running live sound in a theatre or concert venue; and/or composing soundscapes for theatre, media or studio work, including radio, TV or film studio environments. This degree program can be combined with a second major. The minor in arts administration can open up additional career opportunities.

Music Minor

Statement of Purposes: The music minor is designed for the student who is inspired by music and wishes to further that inspiration with practical experience and knowledge. The minor allows for flexibility in course work and ensemble participation. 

 

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Department of Music

Patty Warner

419-772-2150
p-warner@onu.edu
Presser 202
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
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