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Passion, Purpose & Personal Attention

Passion, Purpose & Personal Attention

The Department of Music, a supportive student-centered community, is home to aspiring music teachers, performers, church musicians, and more. With small class sizes and an outstanding faculty of active performers who are also experienced teachers, we ensure that every student receives personalized and attentive instruction. Music has long been a dynamic aspect of campus life and our ensembles remain fixtures in the region. Learn more about how to become a music student at Newberry!

The Music Education program works closely with the Department of Teacher Education, sharing many goals, conceptual frameworks, and disposition requirements for students. The Bachelor of Music Education provides licensure for teaching pre-kindergarten through high school. Students choose either choral or instrumental music as a concentration, but will graduate prepared to teach in all areas and grade levels.


Majors

Bachelor of Music Education

 

Concentrations

Choral Music

Instrumental Music

 

Minors

Music

Jazz Studies

Musical Theatre

 

Honors

Music Performance Honors Program


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The Bachelor of Music in Performance degree enables students seeking a performance or private teaching career, or further graduate study, to acquire the skill and knowledge necessary for high-level instrumental or vocal performance. Special emphasis is given to development of aesthetic performance and understanding. Students begin with a Bachelor of Music major, and the Upper Division Qualifying Exam (taken during your second year) will determine admittance into the Music in Performance degree program.


Majors

Bachelor of Music in Performance

 

Concentrations

Vocal Music

Instrumental Music

 

Minors

Music

Jazz Studies

Musical Theatre

 

Honors

Music Performance Honors Program


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The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is appropriate for the student who has a high interest in music, wants to learn more theoretical and historical aspects, and wants to continue and improve in performance. This degree offers the possibilities of minoring or double majoring in another area of interest and of taking a wide variety of general core electives. The purpose of the degree does not necessarily promote vocation in a music field after graduation, but promotes lifelong advocacy and enjoyment of the art. The degree is completed in four years.


Majors

Bachelor of Arts in Music

Bachelor of Arts in Music, with Music Theory emphasis

 

Minors

Music 

Jazz Studies 

Musical Theatre

 

Honors

Music Performance Honors Program


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Alumni Experiences


  • Aiken Symphony Orchestra
  • Newberry Elementary School
  • John M. Long School of Music, Troy University
  • King of Glory Lutheran Church
  • Fort Dorchester High School
  • Greenville County Schools
  • University of South Carolina - Aiken
  • Carolina Music Studios
  • Lutheran Church of the Redeemer - Newberry
  • Freeway Music


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