Music — (B.Mus.)
Bachelor of Music: Business
This degree program prepares students to start their own businesses in music, lead a career in arts management or pursue graduate studies in music business. Students in take courses in economics, accounting, statistics and management in addition to extensive studies in music.
Students in this degree strive to reach the highest possible level of achievement in the area of music composition and should also be capable performers on at least one instrument (or voice). A senior composition recital is required. Most graduates from this program go on to master's level studies, either at the University of Idaho or at another institution.
Most students pursuing this degree seek certification to teach music in public schools. Music education majors must also be capable performers on at least one instrument (or voice). Students focus on instrumental music K-12, vocal music K-12 or an instrumental track with some vocal experience. Secondary-school music teachers may with only about 25-40 additional credits per subject area. Off-campus student teaching lasting one semester is the capstone course in this degree. The Teacher Intern Handbook was designed as a resource to help students during their off-campus student teaching experience.
Teacher certification is not required for most college-level teaching jobs or in many private or parochial schools.
Bachelor of Music: Performance
Students pursuing this degree strive to reach the highest possible level of achievement in musical performance on keyboard, brass, percussion, woodwinds, strings (including classical guitar) or voice. Solo recitals are required: a half-hour in the junior year, and a full hour in the senior year. Most graduates from this program go on to master's level studies, either at the U of I or at another institution.