Specific Information About Degree Programs

Bachelor of Music in Performance

Students wishing to major in Performance will declare a Bachelor of Arts Major in Music for their Freshman year. Admission to the Bachelor of Music in Performance Degree is secured by audition at the end of the second semester of music major study (end of freshman year). This is usually done at the applied jury time when the faculty from each area are present. It is the student's responsibility to obtain the "Admission to Performance Degree" forms from the main office, secure the faculty signatures from the area after successful completion of the audition, and return the completed forms to the main office before a change in curriculum declaration can be made. If the student gains admission to the performance degree program after the third semester of study, extra semesters of applied study may be required.

Music Education Programs

All music education programs are extended programs. Students will most likely be able to complete the program in four years only if they plan to be in attendance during at least one summer session. Many students will opt to attend UNI for five years instead of four. The B.M.in Music Education with Jazz Emphasis cannot be completed in less than nine semesters.

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - new tracks available

The Music major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements and the following specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.

B.A. Music majors are not permitted to declare a double major within the School of Music.

Click here for a brief introduction to our new B.A. tracks including: Jazz Studies, Performing Arts Management, Music Technology and String Pedagogy.

For a complete updated listing of requirements for each of the five B.A. tracks, visit the UNI Catalog by clicking here.