Make Music at UM-Flint

As part of the regional comprehensive University of Michigan-Flint, the Department of Music offers students a personalized University of Michigan experience. For nearly 40 years, the experienced faculty have created an environment that develops the very best of student talent and creativity. Students who graduate from music programs at UM-Flint go on to outstanding careers and experiences as performers, teachers, and artistic visionaries. At UM-Flint, you will make music as you make a foundation for your future.

UM-Flint is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, and the Department of Music is recognized for its performances, creative and collaborative students and faculty, and intellectually rigorous programs of study. Programs are open to music majors and minors who wish to pursue undergraduate music degrees, as well as non-majors looking to participate in various performing ensembles that the Department of Music has to offer.


The University of Michigan-Flint is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA. 20190-5248.

Music students performing at a community church.
Music students performing

Summer Vocal Academy of Music

Continuing a tradition of over 35 years, the University of Michigan-Flint Summer Vocal Academy offers instruction in music with a strong emphasis on singing, to students currently in grades 7th – 12th from the Flint and surrounding communities. Academy students experience a curriculum of classes designed to nurture their musical skills while expanding their understanding of music as an art. Students learn, create, and perform on stage under the direction of experienced University of Michigan-Flint music professors, alumni, and guest faculty.

The Music Department has awarded over $72,000 in scholarships over the last three years. Scholarships are awarded during department auditions and each semester by separate applications submitted to the department. Find out the specific music scholarships that can be awarded.

Performing Opportunities

The University of Michigan-Flint’s active schedule of concerts and recitals contributes to the educational and cultural offerings of UM-Flint and the greater Flint community. Students have the opportunity to perform as soloists as well as in a variety of ensembles.

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Music Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Catalog Description
The Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) emphasizes the study of music in combination with selected fields outside of music. Students participate in studies as music majors in conjunction with other disciplines.

Learn more about the Honors track offered.

Bachelor of Music Education

Catalog Description
The Bachelor of Music Education (BME), is designed to meet the needs of future K-12 music teachers.  Completion of the program requirements and passing the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification leads to certification to teach music in K-12 schools in Michigan.

Bachelor of Music

Catalog Description
The Bachelor of Music degree (BM) 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 enable students to compete nationally as performers auditioning for professional groups, and as continuing students in graduate schools.


Michael Abbasspour

Michael Abbasspour
Music 2018

Michael Abbasspour has gone on to do great things and serve the community as the new Music Director of El Ballet Folklórico Estudiantil.

“I am honored to be named the Music Director at El Ballet Folklórico Estudiantil! Our mission is to provide the community with a space that celebrates and preserves Mexican culture through the arts. With this position, I will strive to continue our mission to further empower our youth and community”.

If you’d like to know more about El Ballet Folklórico Estudiantil, visit their website at

Advising Services

All music students and potential music students are advised by the music faculty. Please contact the music faculty at for advice questions regarding any of the music programs.

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