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Bachelor of Musical Arts
Musical Arts: General Music (B.M.A)
Students will also develop technical skills in a chosen performance area that produces artistic expression in individual and ensemble performance, balanced with focused study in an area outside of music. Students will understand the nature of professional work in music, including rehearsal and conducting skills, career development opportunities, and teaching skills.
Chamber Orchestra performing.
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The Bachelor of Musical Arts provides a concentrated focus in music with a complementary secondary emphasis in a non-music discipline. This degree is typically pursued by those interested in string studio teaching or in continuing to graduate studies in music history, conducting, or composition. One has a wide range of career options depending on the secondary choice of study.

Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Musical Arts have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Music Therapist
Music Therapists provide therapeutic treatment to clients through music. You will create treatment plans for clients depending on their needs. Set and establish appropriate goals for each patient in music treatments. While BYU-Idaho does not have a certifying program in Music Therapy, we offer many relevant courses that can prepare a student to certify within a year or two at another institution.
Composers provide musical scores for films, television, and video games as well as write music for musical ensembles of all types and sizes. They also often make arrangements and/or orchestrations of existing music to fit different occasions and ensembles.
Music Administrator
Music administrators work with music and other arts organizations to plan, organize, and produce musical events of all types, including orchestra, band and choral concerts, operas, musicals, shows, and other popular musical events. A student with a strong musical background whose secondary emphasis was in business, finance, public relations, or media would be well suited to work in this field.

Getting Started in this degree

If you are interested in Musical Arts, start with one of the following major-specific courses.

Students are required to participate in an ensemble each semester.

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