Interested in a music major?

The MSU music major is a liberal arts program designed to be flexible but still retain a strong emphasis in music. It may fulfill the requirements for entrance into a master of music program, but it does not provide preparation for teacher certification in music.

Students in this program usually desire to combine their passion for music with another course of study. This is sometimes accomplished by using the elective cognate (which provides extra flexibility) toward an additional major or simply taking some course work of interest outside of the College of Music.

Students can also pursue options in:

In a survey of MSU music major graduates earning a bachelor's degree from the College of Music, 100% of respondents said they were satisfied or very satisfied with the quality of instruction provided in their major areas and 95.8% rated the quality of their overall experience in the college as superior or above average.

Uncommon Pursuits.

Graduates with a music major find success in a variety of music-related careers.

Alumni work at:

  • Higher education institutions
  • Music schools and programs
  • Radio stations
  • Orchestras
  • Performing arts centers
  • Apple
  • Google

Alumni work as:

  • Teachers/professors of music
  • Professional musicians
  • General music therapy providers
  • Composers
  • Radio station music directors
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Church music directors

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