Degrees and Programs

While offering unique opportunities for extensive studies in music history, theory, composition, pedagogy, and jazz, the UNC Wilmington music degree programs provide challenging curricula in performance, general music, and music education.

Bachelor of Music in Performance

The performance degree emphasizes training in music performance with a thorough curriculum of music courses, balanced by as rich an experience in the liberal arts as the program will allow. Performance areas include Instrumental, Jazz Studies, Keyboard, and Vocal

Degree requirements

Music Performance, B.M.

Bachelor of Music in Music Education

The music education program leads to North Carolina teacher licensure of instrumental, vocal, and general music in grades kindergarten through 12, while also providing the requisite background in music theory, history, and performance.

Information about the Music Education curriculum

Degree requirements

Music Education, B.M.

Bachelor of Arts in Music

The Bachelor of Arts curriculum is designed for students with a preference for a broader liberal arts education and additional opportunities for specialized training in music theory and history, as well as performance. This is an excellent choice for students considering a double major!

Degree requirements

Music, B.A.

Music Minors

Music minors afford students the opportunity to major in another field while developing their musical skills. The music minor provides courses in music theory, history, applied lessons, participation in performance ensembles, and a variety of other music classes to further a student’s musical knowledge. Emphases are available in Choral Music, Jazz Studies, and Music

Degree requirements

Music Minor; Jazz Studies Minor; Choral Music Minor


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