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Bachelor of Arts, Major in Music

Visual and Performing Arts

About Music at UofSC Aiken

UofSC Aiken offers the B.A. in Music with concentrations in:

  • Piano Studies
  • Instrumental Studies
  • Vocal Studies
  • Choral Music Education
  • Instrumental Music Education

The program is a liberal arts degree that allows students to focus their studies in an individualized area of music. Students who elect the Piano Studies concentration will have the added benefit of performing and practicing on Steinway instruments thanks to the successfully completed campaign to become an All-Steinway School.

Careers in Music

A B.A. in music can lead to a wide variety of careers. Check out the list below for possible occupations that might interest you.

What can I do with a music degree?

K-12 Music Educator 

  • Band
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
  • General Music
  • Musical Theatre
  • Jazz


Freelance Musician

  • Accompanist
  • Adjudicator
  • Clinician
  • Performer
  • Commercial Entertainment
  • Independent Studio Teacher



  • Arts Management
  • Community Music Director
  • Copyright Consultant
  • Event Production
  • Radio Programmer/Producer
  • Entertainment Lawyer
  • Agent
  • Publisher
  • Personnel Manager
  • Royalty Accountant
  • Retail Sales



  • Music Therapist
  • Activities Director
  • Wellness Coordinator


Higher Education

  • Professor
  • Administration
  • Recruitment
  • Academic Advisor
  • Operations/Logistics


Creative Writing

  • Editor
  • Engraver/Copyist
  • Music Critic
  • Arts Journalist
  • Arranger
  • Composer
  • Film Scoring
  • Orchestrator
  • Songwriter



  • Acoustic Engineer
  • Electronic Production/Design
  • Audio Production
  • Instrument Builder
  • Instrument Repair/Maintenance
  • Piano Technician
  • Organ Builder/Technician 



  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Jazz Band
  • Military Conductor
  • Opera
  • Orchestra
  • Studio


Sacred Music

  • Cantor/Soloist
  • Chorus Director
  • Orchestra Director
  • Hand Bells Director
  • Pianist
  • Organist
  • Praise Band Leader


Historian/ Librarian

  • Church Librarian
  • Higher Education
  • Government Archives
  • Non-Profits

Advisement Resources

Degree outlines and maps for the various music program options can be found at the links below. Explore these links to learn more about the courses required for each degree.

Academic Program Review

Degree Outline for BA in Music

Degree Map for BA in Music

Degree Map for BA in Music - Concentration in Instrumental Studies

Degree Map for BA in Music - Concentration in Piano Studies

Degree Map for BA in Music - Concentration in Vocal Studies

Degree Map for BA in Music - K-12 Teacher Certification in Choral Music

Degree Map for BA in Music - K-12 Teacher Certification in Instrumental Music