Bachelor of Musical Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies: Winds & Percussion

Department of Winds & Percussion

This degree allows students the flexibility to develop secondary (cognate) fields of interest through the design of a large part of their programs within stated guidelines and through consultation with a faculty adviser. Applicants are asked to explain their educational and professional goals in the application. Outlines of the curriculum requirements are listed below, but students will customize their program to fit personal goals.


Each undergraduate student enrolled in a Bachelor of Musical Arts program completes the Core Curriculum, plus the following:

  • A cognate of 3 courses beyond the introductory level to support a field of interest
  • A minimum of ten hours of SMTD electives
  • Performing Arts Technology 201 or another PAT course by petition
  • Sixty to eighty credit hours in music
  • Forty to sixty non-music credit hours including two writing courses
  • Optional Intensive Concentration: a comprehensive project or presentation based on semester-long intensive focus

Information on Dual Degree Programs

Degree requirements and term-by-term layout for current 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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Daniel Gilbert Chair, clarinet
Kwasi Ampene world percussion
Ian Antonio percussion
Chad Burrow clarinet
Michael Gould percussion
David Lee Jackson trombone
Nancy Ambrose King oboe
William King chamber music
Jeffrey Lyman bassoon
Timothy McAllister saxophone
Doug Perkins percussion
Amy Porter flute
Adam Unsworth horn
David Zerkel tuba & euphonium

Associated Faculty
Thomas Booth trumpet
Jeremy Epp percussion
Bryan Kennedy horn
Tom Sherwood percussion
Robert Sullivan trumpet