The Department of Music
The Department of Music at Bridgewater State University provides a solid foundation in music history, theory, and performance within a liberal arts context leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. This program prepares students to pursue a variety of academic and professional interests, including graduate study in music and Massachusetts Teacher Certification. Private instruction is available in piano, guitar, voice, and orchestral and band instruments.
The Department of Music offers a Bachelor of Arts in Music, a Master of Arts in Teaching (Music), and a minor for students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. In addition, courses are offered to satisfy the university's Core Curriculum Requirements. Scholarships are available to both incoming and currently enrolled students.
The Bachelor of Arts in Music (Music Education Concentration) leads to Massachusetts Initial Licensure to teach in K-12 public schools. Our music education majors receive comprehensive training as both a performing musician and educator.
Students have opportunities to perform in various ensembles. For a list of ensembles please visit the ensemble page.
The Music Department sponsors several performances annually. The music department also organizes other events such as an annual World Music Festival and Jazz Festival.Performance Studies Handbook