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.

Accreditation

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.
Students playing instruments during a music class at the University of Michigan-Flint.

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. Read More

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.

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.


Minors

Desmond Sheppard

Desmond Sheppard
Music 2015

“I feel that I made a good decision by coming here, not only for the curriculum but also for the benefit of interaction with people who genuinely want to see my success. It’s just a good atmosphere.” Desmond is a soldier-musician with the US Army Reserve and a mortgage underwriter with United Wholesale Mortgage. Watch a performance and interview from Desmond.

Advising Services

All music students and potential music students are advised by the music faculty. Please contact Lois Alexander at chumov@umich.edu for advice questions regarding any of the music programs.


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