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Degrees & Majors

The department offers two degrees in music.

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree with a major in Music is the traditional degree oriented to liberal arts. Students who complete this degree may pursue graduate study or professional employment in or out of music in a variety of career fields. This degree requires a minor and is normally completed in four years.

The Bachelor of Music Education (BME) degree is a professional degree designed for prospective music teachers. Students who desire to become band and orchestra directors major in Instrumental; those who plan to become choral directors and general music teachers major in Vocal. Completion of this degree provides training for students to pursue professional teacher licensure. This degree can be completed in four years.

We are currently finalizing arrangements to offer the Bachelor of Music (BM) degree with majors in Piano Performance and in Vocal Performance.  This degree is for especially talented students who wish to pursue careers in performance or upper-level teaching.

For complete course requirements and descriptions, see the College of Arts and Humanities section of the Harding course catalog.

Future Music Major Admission Procedures

  • Notify the Office of Admission Services of your interest in Harding University and our music department.
  • File your application for admission to Harding as a condition of auditioning for a departmental scholarship in music.
  • Contact the Music Department to schedule a scholarship audition
  • Visit Campus
  • Come discover The Harding Experience.

Music Department
HU Box 10767
Searcy, AR 72149-0767



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