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A singer performing: Explore Regent's Bachelor of Music degree program.

Bachelor of Music (B.M.)

Regent’s B.M. Degree

Is music your passion? Regent’s Bachelor of Music degrees in Classical Voice, Contemporary Voice, and Songwriting are designed for the committed music student who wants to pursue performance, songwriting, composition, and the worship arts. These programs include intensive instruction in church music, conducting, ear training, and choral performance and provide insight into the business of music and music technology. Regent’s B.M. degrees are 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 through advanced musical training to pursue a career in music performance.

Establish Your Career

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

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

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Align Yourself with Excellence

Regent has been ranked among Top National Universities by the U.S. News & World Report for four years (2019, 2020, 2022 and 2023). Our programs have also ranked as the #1 Best Online Bachelor's Programs in Virginia 11 years in a row (2013-2023). Experience the Regent difference through our Bachelor of Music degree program.

Please complete the Request Information form on this page to learn more about this program.

Regent's Bachelor of Music in Classical Voice is designed for students seeking a traditional, classically based music education for vocal performance.

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Regent's Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Voice program is designed for aspiring vocalists with a passion for contemporary music styles.

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Regent's Bachelor of Music in Songwriting was created for you as an aspiring songwriter to refine your craft and navigate the evolving landscape of the music industry.

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Overview of the music, lyrics, life, and culture of a selected contemporary musician or musical genre, especially with observations related to the Christian faith.
Addresses career management, business planning, income generation.
Theory and practice of digital musical engraving, including the creation of lead sheets, scores, and parts with digital scoring tools.

The Bachelor of Music degrees in Classical Voice and Contemporary Voice require a secondary admissions process to demonstrate the musical potential and aptitude of the applicant. For more information about scheduled or custom audition days, please complete the Request Information Form on this page.

Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Submit your application using the Regent University Online Application.

Note: If you are unable to complete our application due to a disability, please contact our Admissions Office at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu and an admissions representative will provide reasonable accommodations to assist you in completing the application.

Step 2: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

Submit your unofficial high school or college transcripts to regent.edu/items.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an email requesting authorization for Regent University to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution. International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES, AACRAO or NAFSA approved agency.

Step 3: Submit Your Government-Issued ID

To ensure academic integrity, Regent University requires a copy of a government-issued ID. Please submit a scanned copy or photograph of it to regent.edu/items.

Step 4: Submit Your FAFSA

Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at studentaid.gov Regent's school code is 030913.


Please feel free to contact the Office of Admissions at 757.352.4990 or admissions@regent.edu should you have any further questions about the application process.

Note: All items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Rate Per Year
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,49312 - 18$18,986
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Under 12$7,560
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$630Over 18$11,340
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$630N/A$1,890+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$850

Housing Fees » | Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 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)$700

Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Block Rate Per SemesterCredit Hours Per SemesterTuition Block Rate Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$9,04012 - 18$9,040
DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$603Under 12$7,236
Students taking on-campus classes
(fall & spring semesters)
$603Over 18$10,854
Students taking on-campus classes
(summer semester)
$603N/A$1,809+

Student Fees Per Semester

University Services Fee (On-Campus Students)$800 (Fall & Spring)
$650 (Summer)

Housing Fees » | Military Admissions & Aid » | Cost of Attendance »

DegreeTuition Cost Per Credit HourAverage Credit Hours Per SemesterAverage Tuition Per Semester
Part-Time Students (3-11 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 » | Cost of Attendance »

What is a B.M. Degree?

A B.M. degree is a Bachelor of Music. A Bachelor of Music will prepare you to work professionally in music performance. Courses are practical and theory-based, training you to become a well-rounded conductor or performer.

What will you learn through a B.M. Degree?

One of the core foundations of music performance is music theory. Through Regent’s B.M. degree, you will learn how to read and write music for vocal or instrumental performance. Composition courses will help you learn industry-standard software for music notation. You can also expect to train your ability to sight-read and understand melodies and rhythms.

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