We offer four distinctive, highly creative and forward-thinking undergraduate majors.
An entrance audition is required for admittance to ALL degree programs in the Department of Music. Department auditions take place in February, March and April.
Music Studies - All music studies program students must successfully complete eight semesters of applied music (private lessons) on their principal instrument or voice.
Music Performance - The performance specialization also requires eight semesters of study and a public senior recital.
Music Business & Sound Recording Technology - Music business students and sound recording technology students are required to take six semesters of applied music.
Composition for New Media - Students in this program are required to complete eight semesters of applied music and must submit a senior portfolio of original work.
Students must officially apply to their program of choice. All music majors are accepted into their intended majors conditionally. Detailed information about general requirements for admission to the Music Department can be found in the undergraduate catalog.
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The UMass Lowell department of music offers a music minor program where no audition is required. For more information please refer to the UMass Lowell Catalog regarding the Music Minor.
For more information about the undergraduate music programs and their requirements, please refer to the UMass Lowell online Undergraduate Catalog.
Students may pursue a combined bachelor's and master's degree program that leads to teaching certification.
The Bachelor of Music in Music Studies with the Master of Music Education - a five-year, dual degree program - leads to initial teacher licensure.