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School of Music

Music Majors & Minors

For a description of the courses, visit the Course Catalog.

Majors and Degrees

The School of Music website lists current curriculum guides only. Students or advisors wishing to view previous versions should contact School of Music Secretary Joy Rogers (317-940-9246). All links are downloadable .pdf files.

Bachelor of Arts in Music (B.A.)

This B.A. degree is perfect for students desiring to Double Major and/or minor in another academic area.

  • B.A. in Music
  • Read more about Double Majors with the B.A. degree, including our new B.A. in Music + Engineering Dual Degree Program!

Bachelor of Musical Arts (B.M.A.)

The B.M.A. degree is great for students with one or more Emphases (see "Emphases" tab below). This degree is between the B.A. and B.M degree in terms of the number of required music credits.

Bachelor of Music in Performance (B.M.)

The B.M. degrees are professional degrees with a specific focus. Students pursuing the B.M. in Performance degree typically pursue graduate school.

Bachelor of Music in Composition

The B.M. degrees are professional degrees with a specific focus. Students pursuing the B.M. in Composition degree

Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies

Bachelor of Music in Music Education

Standard Music Education Degree Plans:

Four-year programs leading to P-12 certification in choral/general music or instrumental/general music.

Five-Year Music Education Degree Plans:

All area music education degree is a five-year program leading to P-12 certification in all areas of music: choral, instrumental, and general music.

B.M. in Performance + Music Education degree is a five-year program leading to combined degrees in performance and music education, with P-12 certification in choral/general music or instrumental/general music.

Bachelor of Science in Arts Administration

The Arts Administration program offers this degree with a music emphasis.

Emphases (to be added to a music major)

Emphases

Emphases can be added to any music degree plan and are available in Jazz Studies, Composition, Music History, Music Theory, Performance, and Piano Pedagogy 

Minors (for non-music majors)

Music Minor

A minor in Music is available through the Jordan College of the Arts to students whose primary major is not in music. It consists of twenty-four (24) credit hours, of which fourteen to sixteen (14-16) are specified. For specific requirements, see the Music Minor curriculum guide.

Jazz Studies Minor

A minor in Jazz Studies is available through the Jordan College of the Arts to students whose primary major is not in music. It consists of twenty-four (24) credit hours, of which twenty-two(22) are specified. For specific requirements, see the Jazz Studies Minor curriculum guide or contact Dr. Matt Pivec for further information at mpivec@butler.edu or 317-940-9068.

 

Double Majors

See the Music Double Majors webpage!

NOTE: The information found on this website with respect to major/minor/program requirements is primarily directed at providing prospective students a general roadmap of the curriculum.  Current Butler students are expected to review their degree audit report at my.butler.edu and speak with their advisor regularly for detailed information regarding their specific degree requirements and their progress toward degree completion.