Areas of Study

The University of Kentucky School of Music offers degree programs within five areas of study as well as Minors in Music Performance and Music Theory & History. Our performance areas are brass, keyboards, percussion, strings, voice, and winds; each boasting world-class faculty on a variety of instruments. Additionally, we have research programs for scholars and professional training for teachers. Please follow the links below or in the menu to find out more about each discipline.

Students may also be interested in the more general and comprehensive B.A. in Music. The Bachelor of Arts in Music provides the flexibility multidisciplinary degree students need with a grounding in music theory, history, and performance. The route provides a liberal arts approach to the study of a fine arts discipline. As the most flexible degree in the School of Music, the Bachelor of Arts in Music is a smart choice for students who are considering a double major or will pursue another discipline at the University of Kentucky alongside Music.  An audition is still required for entry into the School of Music, see the Auditions & Admissions page for more information on how to apply.

You can also find links to official UK documents about degree types and degree requirements on the CFA Degree Programs page.


Music Education

Music Liberal Arts
Music Performance
Music Theory & Composition
Music Therapy
Musicology & Ethnomusicology