Music Concentrations & Courses

University of Bridgeport offers three concentration options for the Bachelor of Music degree program: Music Education, Music Business, and Music Performance.

The Music (BM) degree program provide a common foundation for all music students.

  • Private lessons on the major instrument each semester of residence (at least 6 credits)
  • Four semesters of music theory (12 credits)
  • Four semesters of aural theory (4 credits)
  • 4 courses in Music History (9-12 credits)
  • Piano study (2 credits or more)
  • One semester of music technology (3 credits)
  • Performing in one or more ensembles each semester of residence (at least 3 credits)

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.

General Education Requirements

Course Credits
ENGL 101Academic Writing3
MATHMathematics Core3
HUMHumanities Core6
SOSCSocial Sciences6
SCINatural Sciences Core6
FAFine Arts Core3
FYS 101First Year Studies3
CAPS C390Capstone Seminar3
Liberal Arts Electives7
Total 40


Music Education

The Music Education concentration is designed to provide foundational training and experiences for prospective music teachers, and prepare them to begin graduate studies leading to certification as a public school music teacher.

Music Business

The Music Business concentration is a combination of professional music study and courses tailored by advisement to the student’s strengths, interests, and career plans. Due to the great diversity found within the music industry, exact coursework will differ from student to student.

In addition to Music & Performing Arts, appropriate coursework may be taken in UB’s Ernest C. Trefz School of Business or School of Engineering. This concentration is designed to help musicians become entrepreneurial professionals ready to succeed in today’s marketplace. Qualified candidates who complete this concentration are competitive candidates for admission to MBA programs at UB and elsewhere.

Music Performance

The Music Performance concentration allows students to deepen their skills as a solo and ensemble performer working in one or more genres.

Due to the diversity of the music profession, we encourage students to develop a broad musicianship, including proficiency in more than one genre. Skill, professionalism, flexibility, and creativity are stressed. Performance candidates give a senior recital as the cumulating experience. Exact courses are tailored by advisement to the student’s strengths, interests, and career plans.

Find additional information in the academic catalog.

View all courses offered and read full course descriptions in our online course catalog system.

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