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Music Schools & Colleges in Montana

Rocky Mountain College
Billings, MT
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Rocky Mountain College offers a distinct music program that combines an excellent liberal arts education with comprehensive musical training. At Rocky Mountain College, we strive to develop high-quality music educators and performers, while promoting a lifelong appreciation of music.

Montana State University-Billings
Billings, MT
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The Department of Music educates musicians by combining a thorough professional training with a sound general education. It is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. MSU Billings’ Department of Music stresses high standards of performance, a strong theoretical background, a broad exposure to music history, opportunities in pedagogy, and a significant encounter with other academic disciplines. Implied is the development of the individual as an educated, cultured person with aesthetic values.

Montana State University-Bozeman
Bozeman, MT
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At Montana State University our faculty and students seek to shape the direction of music in the 21st Century by pursuing diverse ideas and practices in music. Students work with faculty members that are active, engaged, and extremely committed to undergraduate teaching. For students wishing to major or minor in music, we offer the Bachelor of Arts in Music, the Bachelor of Music Education, the Bachelor of Arts in Music Technology, and the Minor in Music. Our BA degrees allow the music major to pursue music and more, combining their studies in music with activities in other areas – even leading to the chance to combine music with a double major in a related area.

The School of Music also offers a musical home to any student that wishes to take part in music, including participation in one of our 18 ensembles and/or taking private lessons in performance. Students interested in the Spirit of the West Marching Band can earn partial tuition waivers for up to four years, and students of all majors can audition for scholarships. Join us as we explore innovation in performance, technology, education, composition, and research. Plan a visit to Montana State, and to the School of Music, to see all of what we have to offer.

University of Montana
Missoula, MT
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The School of Music offers both professional and liberal arts degrees in music at the undergraduate and graduate levels. An academic minor is also available to students majoring in other disciplines. Clearly, the mission and objectives of the School of Music are directly related to those of this specific institution as well as the Montana University System. Recognizing this University’s strong commitment to providing a broad-based liberal arts education, the School of Music and College of Visual and Performing Arts have further been charged with serving as the principal location for professional training in fine arts. Through its historic mission and proven reputation for offering high-quality education, the School of Music continues in its role as the provider of the state’s only graduate level programs in music.