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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Bachelor of Arts in Music

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Bachelor of Arts

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.  At Minnesota State University, Mankato you can recieve a Bachelor of Arts Degree with an emphasis in the following areas - 


Performance - Winds, Percussion, Guitar, Voice, and Piano

Entrepreneurship / Leadership


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

The BA in Music is particularly well-suited for those who are looking for flexibility in a degree program that emphasizes skills that employers seek in college graduates.  Graduates with the BA have gone on to careers in community music (including both church and secular activities) and as music entrepreneurs (combining a variety of activities including teaching private lessons, performing, conducting, arranging, and composing.  Many students use the BA to prepare for graduate studies, including curricula that lead to careers in music therapy and performance.