Eastern Michigan University
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Undergraduate Programs

EMU offers the following undergraduate degree programs in music:

Bachelor of Music Education

The Eastern Michigan University Bachelor of Music Education program is backed by nearly 160 years of music teaching excellence. Rely on our history of expertise to build your career as a music teacher.

This four-year program, with a focus on instrumental or vocal music education, leads to permanent certification for teaching music in grades K-12 at Michigan public schools. Our supportive professors and staff blend foundational study with hands-on field-based learning. A local, full-time student teaching placement in your senior year will cap your studies, preparing you for subject matter testing and teaching certification.

Bachelor of Music Performance

Do you see yourself as a member of a professional symphony orchestra, band or choir? Or do you dream of performing as a soloist or chamber musician, or teaching in a private studio?

Acquire the advanced musical skills, concepts and sensitivities essential to your life as a professional musician in this four-year program. Choose to focus on vocal or instrumental music performance.

Bachelor of Music Therapy

As a music therapy student in EMU’s nationally-known program, one of only two in the state,  you can get the skills and training you need to conduct the clinical and evidence-based power of music inventions to help a variety of people with special needs. Your studies in this program will include coursework, performance and 1,200 hours of clinical training that will make you eligible to sit for the national Music Therapist board certification examination. Our Bachelor of Music Therapy program is fully approved by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA).

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Music Major

Do you plan to have a music-related career or pursue graduate music study?  This program will equip you with musical expertise, within a broad, liberal arts education, to meet your goal.

General Music Minor

If you want to expand your music study background within a broad, liberal arts education, the general music minor is for you.

Musical Theatre Minor

This program lets you hone your communication and performance skills in theatre arts and dramatic productions. This program is housed in the Department of Communications, Media and Theatre Arts.

The Department of Music & Dance is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold, 734.487.4344 • Faculty Resources