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Jazz band at University of the Cumberlands


A tune in your heart and a song on your lips – God has given you a gift  for music. Cultivate it as a music major at the University of the Cumberlands. We’ll help you understand musical concepts, acquire musical skills, and develop a passion for arts advocacy. Our music degree program’s faculty of outstanding music professionals will guide you, helping you develop your talents to their fullest while giving you insights into potential music degree jobs and career paths.

Is a Music Degree Worth It?

While earning your bachelor’s degree in music, you’ll  have the opportunity to take advantage of our fine facilities, including  nine studios, a rehearsal hall, sixteen practice rooms, and a music education classroom complete with a variety of teaching series and multiple Orff instruments. We also have a 150-seat recital hall, an electronic piano lab, and a computer-assisted instruction laboratory.


Pursuing a passion for music is rewarding in its own right, but can a BA in music be both spiritually fulfilling and financially rewarding? As a graduate of UC’s music program, you’ll have the aptitude you need to pursue studies at a graduate level and the proficiency to pursue a variety of music degree jobs. Potential career options for graduates with a bachelor’s degree in music include:

  • Music Teacher (with appropriate certification)
  • Performer – Musician or Singer
  • Private Teacher
  • Composer
  • Church Musician
  • Band/Recording Artist Employee
  • Music Retailer
  • Music Researcher

As a requirement for acceptance into the music program, you will undertake an audition to assess your performance skills and keyboard proficiency. As part of the music degree program’s culmination, you will present a recital on your voice or primary instrument during your senior year.


Costs for programs of study at University of the Cumberlands are competitive and affordable. Click here to view tuition rates and fees. 


Click here to view University of the Cumberlands' accreditation information. 

Are you ready to turn your musical aptitude into a career with a bachelor’s degree in music? Follow your heart – come to University of the Cumberlands to ensure your song is heard! Contact us today to talk about our test-optional college admissions process, scholarship opportunities, and more!

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A University of the Cumberlands degree prepares you for the rigors of the professional world.  Click the button to learn more about the exciting career opportunities you can pursue with this program.