Music Degree at George Mason University (Mason)

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Music Degree

The music program at George Mason University prepares students to become a performing musician, music educator, composer, theorist, musicologist, or a professional in another musical field. The program focuses on learning to play music as well as music history, theory, and composition. Program courses include: performance, music history and literature, composition, music theory, arts management, and conducting. Get more details below including other Virginia colleges that offer music degrees.

The Music program at Mason is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation for more than 24 years.

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Students Enrolled in the Music Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Mason offers a master's degree program in music.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male8
Female8

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Black1
White12
Non Resident Alien1
Unknown2

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Music program at Mason, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

Description

Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Singers

Description

Sing songs on stage, radio, television, or motion pictures.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, singers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 3.5% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 710
    • Average Hourly Rate: $27.94

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Music Programs in Virginia

Music programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Music (B)

Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Music (B)
  • Music Performance (B)
  • Music Theory and Composition (B)
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology (B)

Randolph - Macon College

Ashland, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Music (B)

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 28 students completed this program

Programs

  • Music (B,M,D)

University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Music (B)

Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Music (B)

Mary Baldwin College

Staunton, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Music (B)

College of William and Mary

Williamsburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 7 students completed this program

Programs

  • Music (B)

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Music (B)

Southern Virginia University

Buena Vista, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 7 students completed this program

Programs

  • Music (B)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
68.87%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
71%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
16:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
50

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,093