The Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science degrees with a major in music provide for the study of music in a liberal arts degree framework. They are flexible degree programs which allow the student to combine a basic music major with elective courses that meet the student's individual needs. Radford University graduates with B.A. and B.S. degrees in music are regularly admitted to the very best professional graduate programs, complete professional masters and doctoral degrees, and are successful in distinguished professional careers. Within the degree options, students may consider such emphases as:
Performance – Students focus on developing a high level of artistic performing abilities in their chosen instrument.
Accompanying/Collaborative Piano – Students focus on developing a high level of accompanying and chamber music skills.
Composition - Students focus on developing a unique creative voice through the acquisition of skills essential to music composition in all genres.
Jazz – Students focus on developing skills for Jazz improvisation and creative Jazz performance.
Music Technology - Students focus on the creation, performance, recording and production of music for distribution in digital media.
It is recommended that B.A. and B.S. students choose elective courses in consultation with their academic advisors.