What You Can Do With Your Music Degree

  • Brad Behr with instrument

    TEACHING AT THE UNIVERSITY LEVEL:   Brad Behr, Music Education, BSEd, went on to become the instructor of Bassoon at the University of North Florida and a doctoral candidate at Florida State University. He also became a freelance musician across the South East and a frequent substitute for the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. “The techniques I learned in music education classes, I use them all the time in my profession,” he says.

    Reach for the High Notes

    For some, playing and appreciating music is enough. At IUP we prepare you to take your music to the next level whether that be professionally or as accomplished amateurs. Many of our graduates enjoy successful careers in music.


    With a BA in Music from IUP, consider pursuing careers in:

    • Music journalism
    • Musicology
    • Concert management
    • Arts administration
    • Music retail
    • Music business
    • Music therapy

    With a BFA in Music Performance, you can become a professional musician and perform in:

    • Symphony orchestras
    • Opera and musical theater companies
    • Churches
    • Nightclubs
    • Weddings
    • Recording studios

    With a BSEd in Music Education you can become:

    • K-12 music teacher
    • Music teacher at colleges and universities
    • Music teacher at academies

    The path to higher degrees

    All of IUP's undergraduate degrees in music prepare you well for advanced degrees in music:

    • Master of Music
    • Doctor of Musical Arts
    • PhD in Music