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Bachelor of Musical Arts
Musical Arts: String (B.M.A.)
BYU-Idaho offers a comprehensive string education, granting baccalaureate degrees in performance, pedagogy and secondary education, with opportunities to participate in artistically satisfying and diverse performing ensembles.
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Balanced Experiences
The Bachelor of Musical Arts – Strings degree is designed to give students a balance of both performance skills, including rigorous ensemble and recital requirements, and teacher-preparation experiences, including courses in string pedagogy and literature.

This degree requires a minor (approx. 20 credits) in a secondary area of study outside of music. Many students who choose this degree are preparing to teach one-on-one in the private studio, work toward a career in performance, and/or continue their music studies in graduate school.

Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in String Music 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.
The BMA Strings degree prepares students to participate professionally in solo, chamber, and orchestral settings, including studio recording.
Courses in string pedagogy and literature, as well as supervised teaching and coursework in a complimentary minor prepare students for success in studio teaching for various ages and ability levels.
Advanced Study
Diligent students who complete this degree are prepared to audition and enter graduate level programs in string performance, music history and literature, conducting, or musicology.

Getting Started in this degree

If you are interested in String Music, start with one of the following major-specific courses. Students are required to participate in an ensemble each semester.

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