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Commercial Music

Bachelor of Music in Commercial Music


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Belmont University offers a Bachelor of Music degree with a major in Commercial Music. Established in 1979, this program is the oldest, accredited program of its kind in the nation. The program is built on a foundation of Classical, Jazz and Blues to enhance the study of more contemporary styles of music such as bluegrass, jazz, pop, R&B, rock, and more. Within the Commercial Music major, students may choose from five different emphasis areas: Performance, Songwriting, Composition & Arranging, Music Business, and Music Technology. Students in the Commercial Music program study with professors not only in the School of Music, but also in the Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business. The School of Music is committed to continually offering innovative programs and curricula to prepare our students for careers in the performing arts and music industry. 

Instruments of study within the Commercial Music Degree are: Voice, Violin, Viola, Cello, Upright Bass, Harp, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, Percussion, Piano, Guitar, Mandolin, and Electric Bass.



Emphasis Options

  • Composition and Arranging Emphasis
  • Music Business Emphasis
  • Music Technology Emphasis
  • Performance Emphasis
  • Songwriting Emphasis