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Music with Outside Minor, BM

Get a broad, nationally-recognized music education in the heart of Music City.

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Why Major in Music with an Outside Minor? 


The Bachelor of Music with an Outside Minor is for those creative-minded students who wish to pursue innovative career paths that combine significant artistic foundations in music with knowledge and skills in a non-music area. The possibilities are limitless!

The major in Music with an Outside Minor provides you with a combination of the professional music emphasis of the Bachelor of Music with a minor in a non-music field.

Belmont offers a wide array of minors, so students have many options available to them for a minor and are able to take advantage of a Belmont music degree with a minor in another of Belmont's excellent programs.

What You'll Learn

Instruments of study within this degree include: Voice, Viola, Violin, Cello, Classical Bass, Harp, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Organ, Piano and Guitar.

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Career Possibilities

  • Going on to become a graduate student in a variety of music-related fields
  • Using a minor in Entrepreneurship to establish and open a sheet music or record store
  • Taking a minor in Writing & Rhetoric and pursuing a career as a music journalist
  • Combining a minor in Physics with music for a career as an acoustician
  • Exploring new ways to improve health and wellness for musicians with a minor in Sports Medicine

Program Details


Bachelor of Music in Music with and Outside Minor majors complete 132 hours of coursework over the course of their undergraduate career. This includes an array of courses that gives our students the necessary training for industry success.

  • BELL Core Requirements: 38 Hours (minimum)
  • Music Requirements: 37 Hours
  • Major Area: 27 Hours
  • Approved Minor: 18 Hours
  • General Electives: 12 Hours

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Ensembles & Performance Opportunities

Belmont University's School of Music has a variety of ensembles that showcase the School of Music's incredible musical diversity. From classical chamber groups to popular music ensembles, students have access to many performance opportunities that support the development of their craft.

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The Belmont University School of Music is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

All programs in the School of Music require an audition. The audition determines admission into the School of Music, which is separate from the University's admission decision.

After submitting the Application for Undergraduate Admission, applicants to the School of Music will receive an email prompting them to complete the Undergraduate School of Music Audition Registration Form in their BU4U account. They will choose their intended in-person audition date or the video audition option.

The School of Music does not prescreen for any of its programs.

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College of Music & Performing Arts

Alex Routen
Admissions Coordinator
(615) 460.8116
Email Alex