The undergraduate professional programs in the Department of Music offer opportunities for students to prepare for careers as teachers of music in elementary, middle, and secondary schools, and also for careers in music therapy, the music business and for advanced professional graduate study. The undergraduate liberal arts program in the Department of Music offers opportunities for the study of music irrespective of specific career aspirations, for emphases which may meet the needs of individual students, and for preparation to study music at the graduate level. The department provides and promotes music activities for the university and community; and provides instruction and experiences in music for majors and non-majors, enhanced by multi-cultural/global perspectives and the benefits of new technology.
Radford University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The curriculum in music therapy, which is in accordance with the recommendations established by the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA), provides eligibility to take the national certification exam administered by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT).
Students may pursue the music major leading to either a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in music education, music business or music therapy; a Bachelor of Arts; or a Bachelor of Science degree. Course requirements (progress sheets) can be found in our Advising section.