Degrees

Performance

Bachelor of Music in Performance

Prepares students for performance-related work and studio teaching. In addition to standard courses that focus on performance skills, it includes courses relevant to the music industry such as entrepreneurship, music technology, and studio recording.

BM in Performance Degree Planner

BM in Performance, UVU Catalog

Completion of the program requires students to demonstrate the following:

Performance
Students will perform music on a primary instrument or voice from a broad historical and stylistic range of solo and ensemble repertoire with technique, accuracy, expressivity, stage presence, and creativity

Aural and Visual Analysis
Students will identify musical elements and organizational patterns through aural and visual analysis

Music History
Students will demonstrate the application of knowledge related to the history of music, including various time periods, historical figures, styles and genres in Western and non-Western musical traditions.

Keyboard Skills
Students will demonstrate proficiency in keyboard techniques and fingerings through the performance of scales, sight-reading, prepared musical pieces, harmonization, and improvisation.

Entrepreneurship
Students will demonstrate an understanding of career options related to their area of specialization and assemble career-appropriate portfolios including resume, photos, video, audio, and/or other materials.

Music Technology
Students will demonstrate the application of knowledge and abilities related to music technology including digital audio workstation and music notation software.

Performance Pedagogy
Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills related to music pedagogy as it relates to private lesson instruction, including various pedagogical methods, applicable literature, and the ability to diagnose and correct musical and technical faults.

Music Education

Bachelor of Science in Music Education

Provides students with the competencies essential for a professional career in music secondary education.

BS in Music Education Degree Planner

BS in Music Education, UVU Catalog

Completion of the program requires students to demonstrate the following:

Performance
Students will perform music on a primary instrument or voice from a broad historical and stylistic range of solo and ensemble repertoire with technique, accuracy, expressivity, stage presence, and creativity

Aural and Visual Analysis
Students will identify musical elements and organizational patterns through aural and visual analysis

Music History
Students will demonstrate the application of knowledge related to the history of music, including various time periods, historical figures, styles and genres in Western and non-Western musical traditions.

Keyboard Skills
Students will demonstrate proficiency in keyboard techniques and fingerings through the performance of scales, sight-reading, prepared musical pieces, harmonization, and improvisation.

Scoring and Arranging
Students will create coherent and artistic arrangements for instrumental and/or vocal ensembles using industry standard music notation software.

Literature, Methods, and Teaching
Students will demonstrate an understanding of literature, methodology, and administration of a school choral or instrumental program. Students will demonstrate proficiency in teaching skills including classroom management, rehearsal techniques, creating assessments for instruction to various ages and skill levels, and the ability to diagnose and correct musical and technical faults.

Conducting
Students will demonstrate clarity and expressivity in conducting gesture (with and without baton), proficiency in score reading, and communicating musical ideas to an ensemble.

Post-Baccalaureate Music Education Certification
Music education certification is possible for individuals who have been awarded bachelor degrees in music in areas other than music education. A minimum two-semester residency is required for music coursework, which includes music-major lessons, ensembles, and music education courses. To get started, interested individuals should do the following:

  1. Apply to UVU
  2. Schedule an appointment with Cherilyn Worthen, Music Education Coordinator, for transcript review, conducting assessment, and coursework planning
  3. Schedule an entrance audition on major instrument or voice
  4. Schedule an appointment with Rick Dumont, Secondary Education Advisor, for application into the secondary education program
  5. Schedule an appointment with a School of the Arts Advisor for assistance in music coursework registration

Commercial Music

Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music
Prepares students for professional work in the music industry. Includes training in studio arranging and production, film/media composition, and jazz/commercial performance.

Commercial Music Graduation Plan

BM in Commercial Music, UVU Catalog

Completion of the program requires students to demonstrate the following:

Performance
Students will perform music on a primary instrument or voice from a broad historical and stylistic range of solo and ensemble repertoire with technique, accuracy, expressivity, stage presence, and creativity

Aural and Visual Analysis
Students will identify musical elements and organizational patterns through aural and visual analysis

Music History
Students will demonstrate the application of knowledge related to the history of music, including various time periods, historical figures, styles and genres in Western and non-Western musical traditions.

Keyboard Skills
Students will demonstrate proficiency in keyboard techniques and fingerings through the performance of scales, sight-reading, prepared musical pieces, harmonization, and improvisation.

Entrepreneurship
Students will demonstrate an understanding of career options related to their area of specialization and assemble career-appropriate portfolios including resume, photos, video, audio, and/or other materials.

Studio Production
Students will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills related to studio arranging and producing, including fluency with technology including digital audio workstation (Pro Tools), editing, effects, and mixing techniques.

Scoring and Arranging
Students will create coherent and artistic arrangements for instrumental and/or vocal ensembles using industry standard music notation software.

Contemporary Theory and Improvisation
Students will create coherent and artistic improvised melodies demonstrating an applied understanding of jazz chord symbols and their function within major and minor keys, modal chord progressions, and the blues.

BA/BS in Music

Bachelor of Science/Arts in Music

A liberal arts degree with a significant component of electives designed for students who desire a broad base of knowledge. The Bachelor of Arts in Music includes foreign language requirements.

BA/BS in Music Degree Planner

BA in Music, UVU Catalog

BS in Music, UVU Catalog 

Completion of the program requires students to demonstrate the following:

Performance
Students will perform music on a primary instrument or voice from a broad historical and stylistic range of solo and ensemble repertoire with technique, accuracy, expressivity, stage presence, and creativity

Aural and Visual Analysis
Students will identify musical elements and organizational patterns through aural and visual analysis

Music History
Students will demonstrate the application of knowledge related to the history of music, including various time periods, historical figures, styles and genres in Western and non-Western musical traditions.

Keyboard Skills
Students will demonstrate proficiency in keyboard techniques and fingerings through the performance of scales, sight-reading, prepared musical pieces, harmonization, and improvisation.

AS in Music

Associate of Science in Music

A two-year program that offers foundational studies in musicianship and performance. Prepares students for continuation in a four-year degree program in music.

AS in Music Degree Planner

AS in Music, UVU Catalog

Completion of the program requires students to demonstrate the following:

Performance
Students will perform music on a primary instrument or voice from a broad historical and stylistic range of solo and ensemble repertoire with technique, accuracy, expressivity, stage presence, and creativity

Aural and Visual Analysis
Students will identify musical elements and organizational patterns through aural and visual analysis

Keyboard Skills
Students will demonstrate proficiency in keyboard techniques and fingerings through the performance of scales, sight-reading, prepared musical pieces, harmonization, and improvisation.

Music Technology Certificate

Music Technology Certificate
A two-semester program that prepares students for professional work in the music media industry.

Music Technology Certificate

Music Technology Certificate, UVU Catalog

Completion of the program requires students to demonstrate the following:

Aural and Visual Analysis
Students will identify musical elements and organizational patterns through aural and visual analysis

Studio Production
Students will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills related to studio arranging and producing, including fluency with technology including digital audio workstation (Pro Tools), editing, effects, and mixing techniques.

Integrated Studies

Integrated Studies with an Emphasis in Music
A degree with dual emphases, one of which is music and a second in another academic area of the student’s choice.

IS with an Emphasis in Music Degree Planner

IS Emphasis in Music, UVU Catalog

Completion of the program requires students to demonstrate the following:

Performance
Students will perform music on a primary instrument or voice from a broad historical and stylistic range of solo and ensemble repertoire with technique, accuracy, expressivity, stage presence, and creativity

Aural and Visual Analysis
Students will identify musical elements and organizational patterns through aural and visual analysis

Minor

Minor in Music
Offers introductory studies in musicianship and performance, including theory, aural skills, private instruction and ensemble participation.

Minor in Music Planner

Minor in Music, UVU Catalog

Completion of the program requires students to demonstrate the following:

Performance
Students will perform music on a primary instrument or voice from a broad historical and stylistic range of solo and ensemble repertoire with technique, accuracy, expressivity, stage presence, and creativity

Aural and Visual Analysis
Students will identify musical elements and organizational patterns through aural and visual analysis