Dr. Saïs Kamalidiin
Lulu Vere Childers Hall, Room 3004
2455 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059
Phone: (202) 806-7082
Fax: (202) 806-9673
Department of Music
The Department of Music offers programs of study leading to the professional degrees:
Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Music Education*
Master of Music
Master of Music Education
Each degree requires significant study in performance; thus all entering students must perform an audition on either piano, voice, organ, guitar, saxophone, or an orchestral instrument.
The Bachelor of Music degree is earned in one of seven major program areas:
1. Music with Electives in Business
The Music with Electives in Business program is the study of either Jazz or Classical music performance while taking additional courses in business administration.
The Composition program develops skills as a music composer and orchestrator.
3. Music History
The Music History program develops music scholarship and research skills.
4. Jazz Studies
The Jazz Studies program develops jazz performance and arranging, and offers optional studies in Music Technology.
The Performance program focuses on developing the skill level and artistry required of a concert performer.
6. Music Therapy
The Music Therapy program provides the training to become a certified Music Therapist.
7. Music Education
The Music Education Program is designed to develop music educators who are equipped to teach, disseminate and advocate for music of many different types, styles, genres and eras.
The Master of Music degree emphasizes advanced study in either Performance or Jazz Studies.
The Master of Music Education degree emphasizes advanced study as a teacher of vocal or instrumental music.
Since 1944, The Department of Music has continued its accredited institutional membership in the National Association of Schools of Music.
* See Presidential Commission on Academic Renewal (PCAR) Changes to COAS Programs