Student playing a clarinet in a classroom.

The Bachelor of Music (BM) degree is a program of 123-143 hours that may be earned with an emphasis in Performance (brass, classical guitar, percussion, piano, strings, voice, or woodwinds), Music History, Music Theory, Composition, or Music Education. It is designed for the student who intends to pursue a career as a composer, performer, or college teacher, as well as the student who plans to enter graduate school to pursue further study in one of these areas.  Students must audition to be admitted into the program.

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Common Career Paths

You can do nearly anything with a Mizzou degree, but here are some common career paths taken by graduates of this major: