The Department of Music offers degree programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Music, Bachelor of Arts in Music Education, and Bachelor of Arts in Music Recording Technology. Admission to all programs is determined by audition. Students applying to become music majors or minors must: (1) gain admission to the University; (2) complete an “Application for Music Admissions;” and (3) audition successfully with a principal instrument or voice. Recorded auditions may be acceptable when a live audition is not possible
Department of Music Mission and Goals:
The mission of the Bethune-Cookman University Department of Music is to contribute to a vibrant artistic culture in the campus, local, and regional communities by maintaining a vigorous commitment to performance, music scholarship, and development of future music educators, practitioners, and arts advocates. In furtherance of our founder’s Christian vision, we also maintain a commitment to serving diverse constituencies, seeking to ensure that academic and musical opportunities remain available for deserving students of all communities.
Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLO)
The development and enhancement of critical thinking skills are introduced throughout the music program. Students majoring in music at Bethune-Cookman University will:
Complex cognitive skills
- Demonstrate the ability to independently research, prepare, and present a professionallevel recital or technical project.
- Demonstrate the ability to prepare written presentations on a variety of academic musical subjects.
Practical Knowledge and Competency
- Demonstrate technical proficiency upon their chosen instrument.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the standard canon of literature for their chosen instrument.
- Demonstrate ability to apply advanced music theory in analysis of instrumental and vocal music.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the development of Western Music History.
An Appreciation of Human Differences
- Perform/Analyze a diverse body of musical literature, including non-Western, contemporary, and/or popular genres and styles.
An Integrated Sense of Identity and Civic Responsibility
- Engage in public performances for the university and surrounding community.