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Bachelor of Music Education (BME)

Nine-semester comprehensive degree for students who want to be certified to teach Band, Choir, Orchestra, and General Music in elementary or secondary settings.  Job placement after graduation is very high.

Course Sequence - BME (Odd Freshman Year)

Course Sequence - BME (Even Freshman Year)

Master of Secondary Education with emphasis in Music Education

We have partnered with the College of Education to offer a Music "Cognate" of 12 credits to go within the Secondary Education degree.  Classes at this time will be offered online in the Summer of 2024 and 2025 (6 credits each summer).  More information is at the link below.

College of Education - Master of Secondary Education

Music Performance

ISU offers three types of Music Performance degrees:

Bachelor of Science in Music (BS)

Emphasizes the study of Music with additional electives in science and mathematics.

Bachelor of Arts in Music (BA)

General Music degree with additional electives in the arts and humanities.

Bachelor of Music (BM)

Designed for students preparing for graduate study or careers in Music Performance.  Students may choose to specialize in voice, piano, guitar, strings, winds, or percussion.

Course Sequence - BA/BS

Course Sequence - BM Instrumental

Course Sequence - BM Piano

Course Sequence - BM Voice

Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music


The Commercial Music option is a performance degree which allows an instrumentalist / vocalist the opportunity to perform at a high level, while increasing their focus on more contemporary styles, techniques, and practices. Outcomes include audio recording and production, contemporary composition, marketing, promotion, and more, serving to develop the skills they need for a professional career as a modern musician. 

Click HERE for course information.

Please contact Professor Jon Armstrong for more information about this exciting new program!

Course Sequence - BM Commercial Music

Music Minor

Students may choose to add a Music Minor to their non-music degrees. The Music Minor consists of 24 credits of Music Theory, World of Music, Applied Lessons, Ensemble participation, and Music Electives.

Music Minor Requirements