Bachelor of Music in Musicology

Designed for students who wish to teach music history; to work in radio, television or journalism; or to pursue an advanced degree at a later time. Applicants should have several years of study on a principal instrument or voice. Experience in orchestral and chamber music is desirable; piano study is recommended.


The Bachelor of Music in Musicology requires a minimum 120 credits: coursework is 75% within SMTD and 25% within the liberal arts. SMTD coursework may include:

  • Musicology
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Early music
  • Music Theory
  • Ensemble participation (including piano ensemble participation)
  • Private lessons

Silent Advisor

Degree requirements and term-by-term layout for current students.


Mark Clague

Interim Executive Director, U-M Arts Initiative; Professor of Music; Director of U-M Gershwin Initiative; Co-Editor-in-Chief MUSA

Gabriela Cruz

Chair of Musicology and Associate Professor of Music