Degrees and Programs
The Lionel Hampton School of Music offers a variety of undergraduate degrees as well as a minor in music. In addition, we offer a Master of Music (in person or online) and Master of Arts. There are numerous majors to choose from, including composition, performance, music history and music theory.
The Bachelor of Music (B.Mus) is a professional degree and is the normal preparation for graduate study in music or for teacher education. In these degrees, the majority of classes are within music. The Lionel Hampton School of Music (LHSOM) offers a Bachelor of Music in composition, music business, music education or performance.
The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) emphasize a broad liberal-arts education, with fewer than half of the credits in music and the remainder outside of music. Students who are pursuing majors in two or more fields typically select the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science option in applied music.
At the master's level, LHSOM offers a Master of Arts in music history and a Master of Music in performance (vocal and instrumental), composition, accompanying, and piano pedagogy and performance studies. Our online Master of Music (MM) distance program is offered in either performance or composition and is designed for prospective students that have at least three years post-undergraduate experience in their field.
Minors in music, jazz and musical theatre provide students with a great way to explore music at while taking an alternate career path.
View Degree Advising Sheets and Four Year Plans for all undergraduate music degrees and minors.