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Undergraduate Degrees

Undergraduate music degrees at Georgia Southern University prepare students to pursue professional work as teachers, performers, and composers, or to enter graduate-level programs in music. All degrees build on fundamental competencies in music theory and analysis, sight-singing, keyboard facility, technological tools, and music history and literature.

Specific Bachelor of Music degrees provide students with specialized training leading to advanced competency in the areas of composition, music education, or performance. Throughout the program, students broaden their experience and integrate their skills and knowledge by participating as performers and listeners in the Fred and Dinah Gretsch School of Music’s rich and varied concert life and through interaction with accomplished teacher/mentors.

Acceptance into any undergraduate degree program requires the completion of an Entrance Audition. Audition requirements vary depending upon degree and primary instrument/voice.

Undergraduate Admission Criteria

Information regarding entrance qualifications and auditions can be found on the Undergraduate Admission Criteria page.


The Department of Music has scholarships available for new and returning music majors. Scholarship offers are based on audition results and academic qualifications; the Entrance Audition for admission as a music major also serves as the audition for a scholarship.

For additional information on all Department scholarships, please contact the Chair of the Department, Dr. Steven A. Harper (

Degree 4-Year Plan Course Requirements
Bachelor of Arts in Music 4-Year
Bachelor of Music in Composition 4-Year
Bachelor of Music in Music Education – Choral 4-Year
Bachelor of Music in Music Education – Instrumental 4-Year
Bachelor of Music in Performance – Instrumental 4-Year
Bachelor of Music in Performance – Piano 4-Year
Bachelor of Music in Performance– Voice 4-Year
Music Minor N/A
Music Minor – Applied Music N/A
Music Minor – Music History and Literature N/A
Music Minor – Music Technology N/A

Last updated: 3/30/2022