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South Carolina School of the Arts

BA in Music

Receive World-Class Training

The Bachelor of Arts in Music is a perfect fit for musicians with unique personal goals and diverse interests. The BA in Music deepens your understanding and hones your skill with a strong core of music theory, history and individual and ensemble performance. Additionally, you’ll be introduced to current music recording and composition technology and ensemble leadership.

As a student here you’ll have access to these world-class musical artists and be mentored in the highest standards of musicianship.

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About the BA in Music

Our Bachelor of Art in Music will provide you as a student with:

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Study in the foundational areas of music and specialize in areas you want to dive deeper into

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Tailored Degree

Pair your major with a minor that best suits your calling and interests

Career Outlook

Our graduates have continued their education at Westminster Choir College for Choral Conducting and Middle Tennessee State for studio recording degrees. Many now perform, conduct, and teach in higher education. Successful music ministers and worship leaders at a wide range of churches have studied at AU. Other AU BA in Music grads have built successful careers as performers in commercial music. Our program’s flexibility also allows you to pursue additional studies and careers in fields such as business, ministry, and education.
As a 21st century musician, you can create multiple sources of revenue as part of your calling and career. Our music degrees help you prepare for these diverse roles and revenue sources as a professional musician. Examples of diverse career opportunities you can pursue with a Bachelor of Arts in Music degree and their median salaries* include:

*Median salaries from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Four Dots Performing Musician: $39,810
Four Dots  Music Director or Composer: $51,670
Four Dots. Music Therapy: $48,220
Four Dots  Sound Technician: $55,810
Four Dots  Worship Pastor: $45,440
Four Dots  Limit excessive practice time
Four Dots  Entertainer: $33,155

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Schedule an Audition

An audition is required for students interested in enrolling as a music major in the South Carolina School of the Arts. All questions can be directed to