May 29, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Music

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Julia E. Robinson Music Building and Annex
Office: #109


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 Overview:

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.

Admissions Requirements:

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;

3. audition successfully with a principal instrument or voice. Recorded auditions may be acceptable when a live audition is not possible;

4. complete the musicianship placement examination.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Arts in Music offers students a liberal arts education with a concentration in music. Graduates of the program will have a comprehensive background in core musicianship and performance requirements in addition to a minor in an outside field suited to each student’s career goals. Students will consult with a student success coach to choose the minor and concentration in music that is most appropriate. This degree allows students to craft a degree that is suited to their needs while allowing them the flexibility to pursue a wide range of interests in order to craft an individualized educational experience.

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Recording Technology is a focused degree that, in addition to providing a strong musical foundation through required musicianship and performance courses, covers the fundamental aspects of audio, music production and music business to prepare students for a career in the music and audio industries. Some of the more specific topics covered include: digital audio, fundamentals of sound, microphone technique, music production, arranging, MIDI production, songwriting, music licensing, artist management, record label structure, audio for post-production, live sound reinforcement, and sound design. Students can also complete coursework leading towards Pro Tools certification and have the opportunity to become a Pro Tools Certified Operator. Students graduate with a portfolio and clinical experience through an internship.



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