Program Description Music study offers opportunities for personal development and to improve creative thinking. BSC's Music program provides core curriculum for music teachers and professional performers. Coursework includes aural skills, music theory, vocal methods, basic conducting, piano class and applied music. Digital technology is incorporated into theory and ear training. Declared music majors can apply for several music scholarships.
Non-majors and students of all abilities are welcome to study and to participate in the BSC band, choir and chamber ensembles. Participation earns humanities and enrichment credits toward graduation. All students may study privately with vocal and instrument instructors. BSC has scholarships for students in any field who show talent in music.
Preparation Music students should enjoy the process of learning and making music, a variety of musical styles, and working with people. Some previous piano, instrument or vocal experience is helpful but not required.
Program Requirements Students who complete the requirements below earn an Associate in Arts degree and may transfer as a music major to a four-year college.
BSC has cooperative agreements with Dickinson State University and Minot State University and several other four-year institutions that allow students to continue with a bachelor's degree on the BSC campus. Those transferring to other institutions should consult the catalog of the transfer institution and modify BSC's suggested curriculum where necessary.
Contact your BSC advisor for assistance with transfer planning.
Career Opportunities Music Director, Instrumental Conductor, Choral Conductor, Composer, Professional Performer, Studio Musician, Studio Technician, Teacher, Music Writer/Critic, Disk Jockey, Instrument Repair, Music Sales.
Opportunities occur for students to meet, study and perform with highly regarded professional musicians.