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B.M. – Music Leadership

Develop Music Programs

Is music your passion? Regent’s Bachelor of Music with a concentration in Music Leadership is designed for the professional musician who wants to pursue a career developing and leading music programs for congregations or schools. A more robust approach to our B.A. in Music Leadership, this degree is for students focused on music leadership for a career. You will gain intensive instruction in conducting, sight-reading, and ear training. You’ll 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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August 22, 2022
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GROW YOUR KNOWLEDGE

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

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.

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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 three years (2019, 2020 and 2022). Our programs have also ranked as the #1 Best Online Bachelor's Programs in Virginia 10 years in a row (2013-2022). Experience the Regent difference through our Bachelor of Music – Music Leadership degree program.

To learn more about this program, please complete the Request Information form on this page.

On completing the bachelor’s degree with a concentration in music leadership, you will be able to:

  • Leverage the aural and visual experience of music literacy at the artist level.
  • Write, record, edit, and mix sound recording projects utilizing music technology.
  • Transform music symbols into performance employing sight reading and ear training skills.
  • Apply career management, business planning and income-generation techniques for music industry success.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Musician/Performer
  • Composer
  • Music Director
  • Music Teacher
  • Pursue a Graduate Degree in Music
$44Thousand
Approximate Average Salary of a Music Teacher, 2022 Payscale
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Advanced study of art of ensemble leadership. Includes analysis of scores for interpretation, rehearsal, and performance. Prerequisite: MUSI 320.
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Step 1: Apply to Regent University

Step 2: Complete Your Admissions Questionnaire

  • After you submit your application, you will receive a link to complete the required admissions questionnaire.

Step 3: Submit Your Unofficial Transcripts

  • Email your unofficial high school or college transcripts to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Unofficial Transcripts.
  • Upon conditional acceptance, Regent University will attempt to obtain your official transcripts from your U.S. degree-granting institution.
  • International transcripts must be evaluated by a NACES-approved company.

Step 4: Submit Your Government-Issued ID if Applicable

  • All online students and graduate level on-campus students are required to email a photo of your government-issued ID to apply@regent.edu using the subject line: Government ID.
  • Please note that all items submitted as part of the application process become the property of Regent University and cannot be returned.

Step 5: Submit Your FAFSA

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

Housing Fees »

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 »

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 (3-11 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 »

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