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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Department of Music
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You love music, but you're not sure about careers in music education, performance, or music industry. Are there other opportunities?

Yes - many of our music majors choose the Bachelor of Arts in Music, because it allows them to choose electives in support of other career paths.

There are several opportunities that our graduates have taken--The BA is particularly suited for the individual who wants to create (with the help of an advisor) a path to a career that is of particular interest. For other ideas, we recommend that you check out

Our BA in Music seeks to inspire creativity, grounded with critical thinking skills and the ability to communicate with a broader audience. This prepares you for success in a variety of potential careers.

Your Own Way
in Music

Bachelor of Arts

Music Therapy
(Pre-Professional Program)

The BA can prepare you to enter a post-baccalaureate program that prepares you for a career in music therapy.

Praise Band Leader

Musicians have always participated in worship, and there is a real need for individuals who can write and arrange music, know basics of performance technology, and are able to perform in pop vocal styles, keyboard, and/or guitar.

Musical Entrepreneur

Many musicians work at a variety of activities-teaching lessons, performing (in clubs, churches, etc.), assisting with K-12 programs, arranging and composing music, working in religious settings, or as therapists-using multiple musical skills.