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UB’s Music & Performing Arts Program offers the four-year Bachelor of Music degree with three distinct concentrations:

`Music Business Concentration Students in the Studio at UB

Music Business

Become an entrepreneurial music professional.

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Music Education Concentration

Music Education

Start becoming a music teacher with a solid foundation.

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Music Performance Concentration - Student performing recital at UB

Music Performance

Enhance your musicianship and proficiency with professionalism and creativity.

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We also offer minors in Music and in Theater.  Successful graduates of the program can be found performing and teaching throughout the state and region, and have gone on to graduate study at leading schools.

The Music (B.M.) degree program core consists of at least 42 credits common to all music students:

  • Private lessons on the major instrument each semester of residence (at least 6 cr.)
  • Four semesters of music theory (12 cr.)
  • Four semesters of aural theory (4 cr.)
  • Four or more courses in music history (12 cr.)
  • Piano study (2 cr. or more.)
  • One semester of music technology (3 cr.)
  • Performing in one or more ensembles each semester of residence (at least 3 cr.)

Each concentration consists of 38 credits, so Bachelor of Music students complete 80 credits in the major and 40 in the liberal arts and sciences. Details regarding the curriculum, academic regulations, course descriptions, and the general education course requirements can be found in the UB Catalog.