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Music Degree at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

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  • FAFSA School Code: 003754
  • Phone: (540) 231-6000

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  • Phone: (540) 231-6267

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  • Phone: (540) 231-5179

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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, Commission on Community/Junior College 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 (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male7
Female11

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Black1
White16
Unknown1

Career Options for Graduates

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

Singers

  • Description:

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

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, singers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 10.1% from 2010 to 2020

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 = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Radford University

Radford, VA
Type: 4-Year Public College

20 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Music (B,M)
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Roanoke College

Salem, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Music (B)
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Hollins University

Roanoke, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Music (B)
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Ferrum College

Ferrum, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Music (B)
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Bluefield College

Bluefield, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Music (B)
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Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

7 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Music (B)
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Southern Virginia University

Buena Vista, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Music (B)
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Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

25 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Music (B)
  • Musicology and Ethnomusicology (B)
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Lynchburg College

Lynchburg, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

12 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Music (B,M)
Averett University

Danville, VA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Music (B)