UMass Boston Chamber Orchestra

Music, BA

THE MAJOR IN MUSIC

Music Mission

As part of the Performing Arts Department, the Music Program welcomes students from our international campus community and provides a comprehensive education in preparation for careers in music and teaching. A dynamic faculty fosters an environment of academic and musical excellence within a liberal arts curriculum, and provides students with the tools to develop an understanding of a wide variety of musical genres, practices, and pedagogies.

Music Values

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Goals and Objectives:

As part of its commitment to maintain accreditation with NEASC and the DESE, the Music Program provides the highest quality music instruction by fostering diverse musical thinking and training. Graduates with the BA in music from UMass Boston will:                                                           

MUSIC EDUCATION

The Music Education, Teacher Licensure Program prepares preservice teachers for P-12 certification in Massachusetts. We offer a comprehensive curriculum that addresses all aspects of the knowledge, skills, and pedagogical understanding required for culturally-relevant teaching. Course offerings include Choral and Instrumental Methods, Instrument Techniques, Conducting, Orchestration, and Special Topics including Sociocultural Perspectives for the Music Educator. Music education students have the opportunity to refine their craft as musicians by participating in traditional ensembles, such as Chorus, Chamber Singers, Chamber Orchestra, and Jazz Ensemble. In addition, students can engage in a series of non-traditional ensemble experiences including iPad Ensemble, Pop/Rock Ensemble, and Steel Drum Band. For more information, please visit the Music Teacher Licensure Page.

Licensure page.