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Providing one-on-one guidance from expert artists to achieve your musical dreams

The Bachelor of Arts in Music at GCSU provides a flexible program that can help any student achieve their dreams. With our music education minor, you can launch a career as a music educator. With our creative music media minor, you can become a composer of work in music technology. In addition, the BA in Music can lead to careers as a performer, music industry specialist, and so much more!  All of this is made easier by the one-on-one attention from our expert faculty.

Degree Requirements 

Key Benefits of this Degree

  • Our curriculum is a multidisciplinary approach that embraces performance, academic areas of music, music technology, and more.
  • The BA in Music can lead to careers as a performer, music industry specialist, and so much more! 
  • Receive one-on-one guidance by nationally-recognized faculty.

What can my career look like with this degree?

Entry Level Avg Salary
Different Career Options
Complementary Minors
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Career Paths for Music Majors


  • Educator (K-12, college, university, conservatory, religious organizations, private studio)
  • Band director/choir Director (K-12, college, military, sports)
  • Accompanist (public and private schools, music schools and performing arts camps; religious centers and schools; dance rehearsals and performances)
  • Performer (Vocal and instrumental soloist, session musician, orchestra/band/group member, background vocalist or instrumentalist, performing artist, show band. Venues may include business meetings, conferences, cruise ships, weddings, hotels, restaurants, clubs, religious events, orchestral contractor.)
  • Arts Administrator/Arts Management (includes box office, concert series, programming house manager)
  • Film Scoring (Composing, editing, supervising, arranging/adapting, mixing, conducting, orchestrating, synthesis specialist, theme specialist)
  • Electronic production and design (including audio engineering, mastering, mixing, music directing, producing, program directing, programming, recording engineer, sound engineer, studio manager, MIDI technician)
  • Music Industry (Sales & Service, Instrument Repair, builder and designer, Instrument company or music store (owner, manager, sales)
  • Music Business/ Industry (Music Publishing, Licensing , copyright law and royalities, touring, artist management, record label operations, media relations, marketing and distribution expertise
  • Military Music career (Performer arranger, touring while serving country)
  • Music for Game Development
  • Song Producer/Songwriter (including composer, lyricist, producer; jingle writing for television, radio and internet; freelance work; librettist)
  • Summer Camp Music Director/Staff

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