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Majors

Bachelor of Music in Music Education – The music education major (MUSE) prepares students for careers in all areas of music education (K-12), and leads to Florida teacher certification. The program emphasizes comprehensive musicianship, performance skills and education coursework that is specifically designed for the needs of music educators. Students learn to be effective teachers through an experiential approach that includes pre-internship observations throughout the curriculum and internships in both elementary and secondary programs during their final year of study. Students benefit professionally by studying music education in one of the largest school districts in the nation and are well-prepared for job placement as music teachers after graduating.

Bachelor of Music in Performance – The music performance major (MUSP) is designed for students who aspire to careers as professional musicians. Through intensive study of music in private lessons with highly-skilled professional faculty, participation in varied undergraduate-focused ensembles and frequent experiential concert opportunities, the program prepares students to enter the field as performers, ensemble conductors and music directors. Students also develop a foundation of comprehensive musicianship that prepares them for future graduate study in music, or careers as private music teachers. Throughout their study, students are offered the opportunity to participate in master classes and recitals, attend guest artist/faculty recitals and become involved with the many cultural opportunities the Tampa Bay region has to offer.

Bachelor of Arts in Music  – The music major (MUS) provides a solid foundation in musicianship, as well fundamental studies in music performance. As a liberal arts degree program, the music major provides students with options for choosing elective course work that fits their personal interests, or to double major in music and another course of study. Music majors at UT who are interested in music production, electronic music and/or composition can choose elective course work that aligns with their professional interests and career objectives. The music major is a good option for students who would like to pursue post-secondary level music studies and explore different career paths in music.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre – The musical theatre major (MTR) at UT is designed to prepare students for a career in the performing arts. The major incorporates the disciplines from three performance areas: music, theatre and dance. Students have the opportunity to perform in six theatre productions per year (two musicals, two plays, one musical cabaret and one studio or experimental theatre production) as well as a variety of vocal ensembles. Students are also strongly encouraged to participate in a number of dance productions as well. In addition to these performance experiences, students are offered workshops, lectures and presentations, classes and special activities/events throughout the academic year. The musical theatre major is an interdisciplinary professional degree offered by the Department of Speech, Theatre and Dance and the Department of Music.

Minor

Minor in Music – The minor in music provides an introduction to music study at the post-secondary level. Students develop their skills in music performance through private lessons in their primary applied area and participation in music ensembles. Students also acquire a foundation in music theory, aural skills and music literature. The music minor is intended for students who wish to develop a life-long interest in music for their personal enrichment.