At the undergraduate level, the Department of Music offers the Bachelor of Arts (General), the Bachelor of Arts with a Concentration in Music Technology, the Bachelor of Arts with a Concentration in Music Education, as well as a Minor in Music or Music Technology. Students majoring in other fields may complete a minor in music or music technology and may take music courses as electives. The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
At the graduate level, the Department of Music offers the Master of Arts in Education with a specialization in music education. Two distinct tracks are available: the Traditional 5th-Year Program for students whose undergraduate degree is in music education and the Alternative Program for those whose undergraduate degree lies outside the music education field. The latter leads toward a Class A certification in music.
Students are encouraged to audition for the Young Performing Artists Program which allows them to present a full-length, public recital sponsored by the Department. This recital is in addition to any senior or junior recitals that may be part of the degree program. Once the requirements for the Young Performing Artists Program are completed, the student graduates from UAB “with honors."
UAB Summer Bands Music Camp
A wonderful musical opportunity awaits you....the UAB Middle School and High School Summer Music Camp at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. We are incredibly excited to offer you a comprehensive week-long musical experience right here in our own Magic City. The week of fantastic music-making opportunities includes a full band, small ensemble participation, and training in music theory, literature, and conducting. In addition, students will have the opportunity to study privately with members of the UAB Music faculty and perform on a world-class stage. For more information download the information packet or contact the UAB Department of Music at (205) 934-7376. Click Here to Register and Pay Online.
UAB Summer Music Technology Offerings
The departent offers a number of opportunities for training in the area of music technology for middle school and high school students, teachers, etc., including the UAB Music Technology Summer Camp for High School Students. For more information please contact (205) 975-8722.
The academic programs of the UAB Department of Music are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Additionally, the Concentrations in Music Education are accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). In addition, UAB is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, doctorate and professional degrees.