UM-Flint Programs in Music
University of Michigan-Flint Music prepares students for careers as successful educators, performers, arrangers/composers, and leaders in the arts. Students are given the opportunity to study the essential aspects of music as an art form through curricula emphasizing performance, music theory/listening skills, music history, and pedagogy.
Bachelor of Music Education
Bachelor of Music
The Bachelor of Music degree (B.M.) prepares students for future careers as performers and studio instructors. Students prepare solo recitals, participate in both chamber and large ensembles, and study pedagogy related to the major instrument or voice. The high quality and rigor of this program enables students to compete nationally as performers auditioning for professional groups, and as continuing students in graduate schools.
Bachelor of Arts
The Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) emphasizes study of music in combination with selected fields outside of music. Students participate in studies as music majors in conjunction with other disciplines.
Minor in Music
This minor is ideal for students interested in music theory and music history, in addition to applied music lessons and ensemble performance.
Minor in Music Composition
The study of music theory and composition creates the background of this minor which allows students to begin exploring their voices as composers. Websites, gaming, commercial advertising, Facebook, Instagram, are just some of the places in which music is an expected part of the experience associated with these media outlets. This minor allows for further exploration and development of the skills to write music.
Minor in Music Technology
This minor provides students with opportunities to explore uses of technology as it relates to music. Students work in the creative application of computer technologies, sound synthesis techniques, and electronic music composition.
Music Theater Minor
This minor creates the perfect solution for students looking to explore a program track that includes music performance with theatre and dance curricula.
Applied Music Instruction
All UM-Flint students who pass the audition are eligible to enroll in applied music (private instruction) in voice, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, piano, guitar, mandolin, violin, viola, cello, double bass, organ, and harp.
The Honors Program in Music
This advanced academic program requires the completion of all Bachelor of Music Education or Bachelor of Arts requirements as well as those of the Honors Scholar Program, including a freshman/sophomore core curriculum of Honors courses and a junior/senior concentration that includes an off-campus study semester, a senior thesis, and a senior honors seminar.