Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts is deeply committed to the University’s mission of advancing knowledge and student success. We are keenly aware of our distinct position to be a catalyst for engaged learning on a campus that is centered on the student and that fosters inquiry and innovation. Our departments and programs expand the boundaries of new knowledge and emphasize research, creative expression and interdisciplinary collaborations. The School of the Arts’ work ethos underscores the importance of trust among our colleagues and peers, and the importance of creativity to bring new perspectives to complex problems for faculty, staff, and students alike.
Bachelor of Music in Performance Expand performance and entrepreneurial skills, and develop public performance practice while preparing to enter the competitive music performance career marketplace.
Bachelor of Music in Music Education  Develop teaching skills and techniques in preparation for a career as a certified music educator in either choral or instrumental music classrooms in Virginia.
Bachelor of Arts in Music Combine substantial study of music with another field in preparation for interdisciplinary careers such as music production, music business, arts management, and more.
MFA in Theatre pedagogy/performance The Master of Fine Arts in Theatre with a concentration in pedagogy/performance is individually tailored to prepare early- to mid-career theatre professionals to enter the field of teaching at the university or college level

James Madison University

James Madison University


Founded in 1908, James Madison University is a public university located in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. JMU is fast becoming one of the nation’s leading lights in higher education because students enjoy unusually engaged relationships with world-class faculty who are here because they want to pursue knowledge and make teaching their No. 1 priority.

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Brass Brass students in the School of Music study individually with a full-time professor on his or her instrument and participate in studio classes every week.
Percussions The School of Music’s percussion studio has a nationwide reputation for excellence in performance. Our percussion ensemble has performed at conventions in Chicago, Knoxville, Tenn., Washington, D.C., and Norfolk, Va.
Piano Pianists can choose from concentrations in performance (solo or collaborative), music education, music industry, composition, and jazz studies
Strings JMU provides a broad range of ensembles for student musicians. Studio instruction is at the core of each student’s success
Voice Undergraduate voice study in all concentrations is based on the development of complete vocal mastery through the achievement of progressive skill levels. 
Windwoods Each woodwind major has the opportunity for in-depth study on his/her instrument with a specialist who is both a performing artist and an experienced teacher. 
Music Education The Concentration in Music Education is the largest program in the School of Music and the largest in the state of Virginia.
Music Industry The Music Industry program offers a broad course of study designed to meet the constantly changing requirements of a multi-faceted and protean industry.
Jazz Studies JMU offers both an undergraduate Jazz Studies Major and a Minor in Jazz Studies.
Composition At James Madison University, composers can pursue a four year Bachelor’s Degree and a two year Master’s Degree. Our program offers a wealth of performance opportunities for students’ music, study with members of the composition faculty, and masterclasses or group lessons with prominent guest composers
   
Graduate Program  
Master of Music The School of Music offers a Master of Music degree program that provides students with the necessary opportunities to achieve the highest degree of musical development and professional training. 
Doctor of Musical Arts The Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) degree program is the most advanced course of study offered in the School of Music at James Madison University.

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Hampton University

School of Liberal Arts and Education

The School of Liberal Arts and Education is a progressive learning community dedicated to helping students reach their potential personally and professionally, and to addressing global and societal needs. As members of our school family, our students learn to use research, scholarship, and art to improve human life conditions, uplift communities, and serve the underserved. We are the place where the academy and the community meet. As the largest and most diverse School at Hampton University, we offer a broad range of academic disciplines and programs designed to engage the contemporary minds of our students and to prepare and position them for success in the global marketplace. Our academic programs have long-standing reputations for excellence, innovation, and cultural relevance, and for preparing students for graduate school and any career.
Degrees Offered  
B.A. Music Performance The Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance is designed for the student who seeks to develop outstanding performance skill and musicianship within a liberal arts concentration. 
B.A. Music Pre-Certification The Bachelor of Arts in Music Pre-Certification prepares students for a career in K-12 Music Education. 
B.S. in Music Recording Technology The Music Recording Technology program is designed for the student who desires a career in audio engineering, music recording, audio equipment design, sound reinforcement, broadcasting, audio sales, or studio maintenance.
B.S. in Music (Audio Production Emphasis) The Bachelor of Science in Music degree (Audio Production emphasis) is designed for students who wish to participate in audio production and related sound capture experiences (live recording, studio recording, digital and analog recording, etc.)
Graduate Degrees  
Film Studies Program Film and television are extraordinarily powerful mediums. Their influence on society is undeniable. The Film and Television Studies program, which is housed within the Department of English and Foreign Languages, is committed to training visual storytellers who will make indelible marks on society in the 21st Century