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Bachelor of Music in Musicology

Department of Musicology

Designed for students who wish to teach music history; to work in radio, television or journalism; or to pursue a degree in library science at a later time. The study of musicology is also recommended for those who plan to pursue graduate study and professional scholarship. 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.

Curricula

The Bachelor of Music in Musicology requires a minimum 120 credits: coursework is 75% within SMTD and 25% within the liberal arts. Students will elect one of the three following curricula with SMTD coursework to include:

Music History

  • Private lessons
  • Music Theory
  • Musicology
  • Piano
  • Ensemble participation

Ethnomusicology

  • Private lessons
  • Music Theory
  • Musicology
  • Piano
  • Ensemble participation

Early Music

  • Private lessons
  • Music Theory (including counterpoint)
  • Musicology
  • Piano
  • Ensemble participation (including Early Music Ensemble)

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

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

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

Audition & Interview Dates

How To Apply

Applicants must:

  • Apply to U-M via the Common Application or Coalition Application (current U-M students should use the Cross-Campus Transfer Application) by December 1
  • Submit an SMTD Artistic Profile by December 1 for a live audition
  • Have all supplemental materials sent to the U-M Office of Undergraduate Admissions

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