Program Requirements and Course Descriptions

The objectives of the FSU Music program are to provide a strong foundation in all aspects of music, including performance, history, pedagogy, management, and theory; to contribute to the breadth of the Liberal Arts component of the General Education Program of the university; and to provide performance and cultural opportunities for the university and western Maryland.

2023-2024 Music Student-Faculty Handbook

The Music program offers the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music as well as the following Music Program options:

  • Music Teaching Certification Option
  • Music Education Pathway to Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) (4+1)
  • Concentration in Vocal Performance
  • Concentration in Music Industry
  • Tracks in Piano and Instrumental Performance
  • Track in General Music Studies

  • Music Minor
  • Jazz Studies Minor
  • Musical Theatre Minor

You can view program requirements and course descriptions in the Academic Catalogs (Undergrad & Graduate).

You may also find the 8-Semester Plans of Study helpful.

Programs Offered by the Department

  • B.S./B.A. Music
    Major and Minor
    Concentrations in Vocal Performance, Music Management, Instrumental Performance, Music Studies, Teaching Option