Undergraduate Music Studies

Undergraduate music degrees at Georgia Southern University prepare students to pursue professional work as teachers, performers, and composers or to enter graduate-level programs in music. All degrees build on fundamental competencies in music theory and analysis, sight-singing, keyboard facility, technological tools, music history and literature.

Specific Bachelor of Music degrees provide students with specialized training leading to advanced competency in the areas of composition, music education, or performance. Throughout the program, students broaden their experience and integrate their skills and knowledge by participating as performers and listeners in the Music Department’s rich and varied concert life and through interaction with accomplished teacher/mentors.

Acceptance into any undergraduate degree program requires the completion of an Entrance Audition. Audition requirements vary depending upon degree and primary instrument/voice.

Degree 4-Year Plan Course Requirements
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Bachelor of Music in Music Education – Choral 4-Year
Bachelor of Music in Music Education – Instrumental 4-Year
Bachelor of Music in Performance – Instrumental 4-Year
Bachelor of Music in Performance – Piano 4-Year
Bachelor of Music in Performance– Voice 4-Year
Music Minor – Applied Music N/A
Music Minor – Music History and Literature N/A
Music Minor – Music Technology N/A
Other Opportunities – Second Discipline in Music Technology N/A



The Music Department has scholarships available for new music majors. Offers are made by the Music Department Scholarship Committee, based on audition results and academic qualifications. Typically, the Entrance Audition for admission as a music major also serves as the audition for a scholarship. Carol A. Carter and Georgia Southern University Foundation Scholarships for new students are renewable for four years.

For additional information and details regarding auditions, see the Undergraduate Music Major Application page.

Through a substantial Endowment program, scholarships are also available for continuing music majors, based on performance/academic excellence.

For additional information on all music department scholarships, contact the Chair of the Music Department Scholarship Committee, Dr. Kyle Hancock:

Undergraduate Admission Criteria
Information regarding entrance qualifications can be found on the Undergraduate Admission Criteria page.

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Last updated: 9/16/2017