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Bachelor of Music (B.M.)

Regent’s Bachelor of Music

Is music your passion? Regent’s Bachelor of Music with concentrations in Music Leadership, Church Music, and Performance is an elite degree program designed for the committed music student who wants to pursue performance, directing, composition, or teaching. A more robust approach to our B.A. in Music Leadership, which is geared toward those serving in churches and schools, this degree is for students focused on music for a career. You will gain intensive instruction in church music, conducting, ear training, and choral performance. You will also learn about the business of music and music technology. Regent’s music program is offered through the School of Communication & the Arts within the College of Arts & Sciences.

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Grow Your Knowledge

Gain the knowledge and skills needed for a career-focused education in advanced musical training.

Establish Your Career

Become a proficient music program leader, scholar, or performer.

Learn From the Best

Presented from a Christian worldview, learn from award-winning faculty in Virginia Beach who hold the highest degrees in their field.

Explore Scholarships

Explore exciting scholarship opportunities such as academic merit scholarships, honors college scholarships, and more! Learn about the scholarships for on-campus incoming freshmen: the $10,000 Freedom Scholarships, $4,000 Homeschool Scholarships and $4,000 Private School Scholarships.

Align Yourself with Excellence

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for two consecutive years (2019 and 2020). Our programs have also ranked as the #1 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in Virginia for 8 years in a row. Experience the Regent difference through our Bachelor of Music degree program.

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Introduction to the visual and aural applied elements of music literacy focusing on the skills needed to transform music symbols into performance through the recognition and comprehension of standard music notation, rhythms, and meter, solfege, and Kodaly/Curwen hand signs. Cross-listed with THEU 347.

Intermediate-level study of the visual and aural applied elements of music literacy focusing on the skills needed to transform music symbols into performance through the recognition and comprehension of standard music notation, rhythms, and meter, solfege, and Kodaly/Curwen hand signs. Prerequisite: MUSI 101.
Focus on clear vowel and consonance sounds to enhance vocal performance, both in singing and in spoken words.
Introduction to theoretical elements of music focusing on the skills needed to read and write music—standard music notation, meter, rhythm, scales, modes, key signatures, simple & compound intervals, triads and basic chords, harmonic progression in tonal music.
Intermediate theoretical elements of music focusing on the skills needed to read and write music. Includes chord progressions, voice leading in composition, instrumentation, advanced harmonic writing and analysis. Prerequisite: MUSI 220.
A general survey of the growth of music showing the influence of historical events upon musical development, Medieval through the Classical Era.
A general survey of the growth of music showing the influence of historical events upon musical development, Romantic Era through the Contemporary.
Training in rhythms and melody, motifs, phrases, periods and phrase groups. Includes practice notating music using music notation software. Prerequisite: MUSI 221.
Introduction to the art of ensemble leadership—fundamentals of conducting, kinesics and non-verbal communication, and development of style. Also addresses problem-solving regarding tempo, dynamics, ensemble ability, repertoire selection, voicing, balance, blend, pitch and rhythmic accuracy, and score reading. Prerequisite: MUSI 221.
Performance-based concentration focusing on a variety of choral techniques through a variety of singing experiences. Ensemble rehearses five hours each week. Membership is by audition only. Repeatable for credit.
This course addresses methods, materials and media appropriate to the teaching of choral ensemble classes and rehearsals. Prerequisites: MUSI 320.
Individual vocal or instrumental lessons with University faculty. Students are responsible for fees associated with accompanist and sheet music as required. May be repeated for up to 8 credits. Cross-listed with THEU 380.
DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$7,260
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-12 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$8,61012 - 18$8,610
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Under 12$6,888
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$574Over 18$10,332
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$574N/A$1,722+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800

Housing Fees »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-12 Credit Hours Per Semester)$4506$2,700
Full-Time Students (12+ Credit Hours Per Semester)$39512$4,740

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (Online Students)$650

Military Admissions & Aid »

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