Music Degree Profile

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Music degrees are associated with the area of fine arts and humanities. Graduates normally have had formal training before acceptance into a music theory or musical conservatory program.

Common Specialized Degree Programs

History of Music
Music Education
Music Theory
Music Therapy
Performance Art
Religious Studies
Average Salary

Entry level $36,700 to $57,000 mid-career

Degree Programs

A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred for entry-level work from a completion of between 120 and 128 credit hours depending on the university. Master’s degree and doctoral degrees are preferred for mid-level work entry.

Top Music Programs
(According to Education Portal, 2010)

Harvard University
Princeton University
University of California Berkeley
University of Pennsylvania
Columbia University

Main Courses of Study in College: Music Theory, Performance Art

Recommended High School AP Courses

English Language
English Literature
Music Theory
Careers Obtained with Music Degrees

College Professor
Music Therapist
Private Tutor
Religious Music Director
Studio Owner
Music Teacher
Voice Coach
Notable Music ProfessionalsMichael Jackson

Bono, Irish Rock Star and Humanitarian
Britney Spears, Pop Star
Bruce Springsteen, Rock Star
Doug Morris, CEO of Universal and Song Writer
Elvis Presley, Singer
Howard Stringer, CEO of Sony Corporation
Irving Azoff, Notable Manager
Jay Berman, Head of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry
John Lennon, Singer
L Lowry Mays, CEO of the world’s largest media conglomerate, Clear Channel
Madonna, Pop Star
Michael Jackson, Pop Star
Paul McCartney, Singer
Russell Simmons, CEO of Hip Hop Music Empire
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Musicology Scholarships

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