""Are you a high school student exploring a major in music? A current UAB student looking for a double major or a minor? A transfer student interested in switching schools? We invite you to explore what the UAB Department of Music has to offer you.

Study With Us

The department offers a variety of levels of instruction to give you a balanced musical education. You can chose to study:

  • music theory and composition (exploring the materials and techniques employed in music composition)
  • music history and literature (studying the evolution of musical styles in the context of our cultural heritage and identifying certain works that represent the highest levels of artistic achievement)
  • music performance (developing individual musical skills through personal creative involvement)
  • music education (preparing you to teach music at the nursery through high school level), and
  • music technology (exploring current developments in computers and their applications to and impact on the creation, presentation, and recording of music).

Our programs include:

Undergraduate Handbook

Want an in-depth look into how the program works and how to join us? Read the Undergraduate Student Handbook.


We invite you to explore the site to learn who we are. Take a look at our courses and what you need to do to graduate. Get to know our faculty. Ask us questions. Once you're done, we hope to see you in the classroom next semester!