Turn your love of music into a full-time teaching career. Pursue a career as a concert soloist or perform in a variety of ensembles. Open a private teaching studio and instruct young musicians. As a music major at BVU, you will receive a combination of engaging coursework, one-on-one instruction, and countless performance opportunities that will that will allow you to pursue a wide range of careers in music education and performance.
Through your studies, you’ll explore your passion for music with expert professors, talented students, and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. Early on, you will hone your musical abilities through a wide variety of ensemble and performance opportunities. The music program will expose you to many topics and applied courses, including music theory, music history, conducting and private instruction. There are three specializations in music at BVU—instrumental and vocal music education, vocal performance, and instrumental performance—allowing you to focus your studies, customize your career path, or continue on to graduate school.
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The Buena Vista University Choir rehearses outside on a beautiful afternoon in early spring. The choir is under the direction of Dr. Merrin Guice. See more...
We have the unique opportunity to offer music education students the tools that will help them become successful educators.