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Bachelor of Music

Turn Your Musical Dreams Into Reality

Bachelor of music degree program

Dozens of top professional musicians sounded the first strains of their careers at Centennial. Widely recognized as a breeding ground for orchestra professionals, Centennial brings out the best in young musicians. More than fifty of our graduates currently play in major orchestras throughout the United States and overseas. Dozens of others work in other parts of the industry, earning a living as teachers, union musicians, composers, or consultants.

Centennial offers an incomparable set of opportunities that few other schools can match. Our program features:

  • A faculty of talented musicians and composers. Centennial boasts a strong faculty that includes current and former members of some of the nation’s best orchestras, including Cleveland, St. Louis, and the New York Philharmonic.
  • State-of-the-art concert venues. Centennial’s on-campus performance facilities include a 250-seat recital hall, a 2,000-seat outdoor amphitheatre, and a 4,500-seat concert hall with award-winning acoustics.
  • Touring orchestras that perform in top summer music festivals. Our student musicians have toured on four continents, and they perform regularly in prestigious summer festivals such as Aspen, Santa Fe, Tanglewood and the Lincoln Center.
  • Pioneering community music programs. Centennial’s innovative teaching programs have earned prestigious citations from the National Music Educators’ Association (NMEA).

In addition, Centennial’s exceptional library of rare recordings and sheet music is an important resources for scholars from throughout the nation. The library sponsors a year-round lecture series that features well-known researchers, historians and authors.

Admission to this program is contingent on a successful audition, demonstrating a high level of musicianship. Students can choose from any of the following areas of study. Double Bass, Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Composition, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Horn, Jazz (any instrument or voice), Oboe, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Saxophone, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Viola, Violin and Voice.

This degree program is approved by the State Department of Education and has full accreditation by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.