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Bachelor's Degree in Music

B.A. and B.M. in music; minor

The School of Music, Theatre and Dance offers in-depth, quality and individualized instruction from world-class faculty in the performing arts.

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Learning and creativity come together as students in many majors, such as music, connect with each other by sharing their experiences and learning opportunities.

The K-State difference

The music program is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music, and the degrees are fully accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.

Additionally, all of the instructional spaces recently received upgrades, including smart classroom technology, speaker systems and better internet connectivity. The school also created Kirmser Hall, a state-of-the-art rehearsal, recital and lecture hall.

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Did you know?

The McCain Performance Series brings high-quality professional groups to campus. Students can purchase tickets at half price and witness some of the world's finest artists. In recent years, master classes have allowed students to interact with artists.

Courses and curriculum

All music majors declare a primary performance emphasis area in one of the following areas:

  • Piano
  • Strings
  • Voice
  • Brass
  • Woodwinds
  • Percussion

Additionally, students may choose a degree option, including a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music Education or a dual degree.

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Further your education

Music (B.A)
Music (B.M.)
Music Education, (B.M.E.)
Music (Minor)
Music-Musical Theatre (Minor)
Master of Music (M.M.)

What can I do with a music degree?

The music program leads not only to a satisfying career but also can be combined with other interests for a variety of lifetime pursuits. Careful coordination of nonmusic courses within the music requirements can lead to careers in music publishing, instrument merchandising, advertising, recording and more.

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Career Center

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Tuition and Scholarships

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Additional K-State opportunities

Undergraduate research

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At a public research university like K-State, you'll have direct access to research opportunities from the start. K-State undergraduates have studied sustainable energy, cancer cells, musical lyrics and many other topics alongside nationally renowned faculty at K-State's 90-plus research centers.

Study abroad

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Studying in another country not only allows you to experience the wonders of another culture, but it also broadens your horizons and makes you a stronger citizen in our global society. There are more than 85 countries currently participating in K-State's education abroad programs!

Health professions

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Whether you are interested in a career in human or animal health, K-State is a great place to start the journey toward becoming a healthcare professional. You will have a dedicated health professions advisor who will help you navigate the professional school application process for your chosen healthcare field.


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Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.

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