Music Degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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Music Degree

The music program at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State 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 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation since 2009.

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Students Enrolled in the Music Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers a bachelor's degree program in music.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male11
Female11

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Black2
Hispanic1
White19

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

Upon completion of the Music program at Virginia Tech, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

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

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,...)

Radford University

Radford, VA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Music (B,M)
  • Music Pedagogy (B,M)

Roanoke College

Salem, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Music (B)

Hollins University

Roanoke, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Music (B)

Bluefield College

Bluefield, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Music (B)

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, 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)

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA
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School Details

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

Programs

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

Lynchburg College

Lynchburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Music (B,M)

Averett University

Danville, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Music (B)

Sweet Briar College

Sweet Briar, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Music (B)

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