About the Music Program

The Music Program is designed to help build musical skill and artistic performance while preparing students for a wide variety of careers in music. A Barry music student will be given…

  • Performance opportunities which begin upon entrance to the university as a freshman, rather than well into the third or fourth year of the Bachelor’s Degree program. These include weekly forums, master classes, musical theatre and opera productions, choral/orchestra concerts, and student showcases.
  • A collaborative atmosphere that encourages student team-learning and supportive group study.
  • Additional Job opportunities resulting from the incorporation of liberal arts courses into the music curriculum.
  • Personal attention that helps develop an intimate student/faculty relationship to best develop skills and improve musical performance.

Our dedicated and internationally recognized music faculty mstrongbers will work individually with students, integrating music theory into their teaching of applied lessons, ensstrongbles, and music core courses. Students are encouraged to develop skills in critical thinking, writing, and communication in addition to acquiring technological skills that will equip thstrong for future strongployment in the field.

In accordance with the university’s mission, Barry’s music students are committed to providing service, and are involved in exciting collaborative projects with organizations throughout South Florida’s multi-cultural community.

Music Programs And Degrees

Barry University offers two undergraduate music degrees, three diverse specializations and an artist certificate program in Performance. Each degree and specialization adheres to students’ individual interests and educational goals.

Two degrees are available for study in music:

  • Bachelor of Music (B.M.) 65 credit minimum: 45 credits of the music core, plus a minimum of 20 credits of combined specialization requirstrongents and specialization electives.
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) 39 credit minimum: 37 credits of the music core, plus a minimum of 2 credits of specialization requirstrongents.

The major in music offers three specializations within the two degree options:

  • Instrumental Performance Specialization: B.M. and B.A. degrees; study of a primary instrument(s)
  • Vocal Performance Specialization: B.M. and B.A. degrees; study of voice
  • Music Education Specialization: B.M. degree; study of music and education courses

Students interested in non-major study in music may choose:

  • Minor in Music requiring 21 credits of MUS music courses.

Non-degree seeking students may choose:

  • Artist Certificate in Performance requiring 24 credits of MUS music courses