BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREES

Bachelor of Music in Performance
Bachelor of Music in Songwriting and Production
Los Angeles, CA

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BACHELOR DEGREE IN MUSIC PROGRAM

The MI Online Bachelor of Music program offers degrees in Performance (Contemporary Style: Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard, Bass & Drums), and Songwriting and Production. While the primary area of specialization may vary, comprehensive coursework in the study of music theory, ear-training, keyboard proficiency, music history, arranging, conducting, audio production and business relations serves as an integral part of both programs. 

 As part of our new MIO offerings, students can enroll in the Bachelor degree program from anywhere in the world!

Unlike other Bachelor of Music programs, MI Online’s curriculum includes in-depth study of both traditional and contemporary techniques relating to performance and production. We welcome student musicians interested in a wide variety of styles, our goal being to prepare all graduates for successfully navigating the ever-changing environment that is today’s music industry.

GRADUATE INDUSTRY-READY

When you graduate with your Bachelor in Music Degree from MI Online, you will leave with:

  • EPK (Electronic Press Kit)
  • 2 High Definition Videos of Sophomore and Senior Jury Performances at our Hollywood campus
  • Full scores demonstrating notation, arranging, and transcription skills

BACHELOR’S IN MUSIC DEGREES OFFERED

PERFORMANCE
(Contemporary Styles)

This unique degree program combines contemporary music performance training with the rigorous study of traditional disciplines including music theory, history, sight-singing, keyboard proficiency, arranging and conducting.

The comprehensive program instructs students to demonstrate stylistic depth, creative maturity and professional competence in preparation for careers in today’s music industry.

Students attain expertise in one of five major instruments:

SONGWRITING & PRODUCTION

The Bachelor of Songwriting and Production at MI Online is designed to create versatile and functioning songwriters in today’s modern music industry.

CAREERS

In addition to the many general music-related classes and electives offered at MI Online, the Bachelor of Music Program provides grads with the essential knowledge and skills that lead to such career options as:

PERFORMER
ACCOMPANIST (STUDIO OR LIVE)
ARRANGER
BAND MEMBER
SOUND DESIGNER
FILM/TV COMPOSER

PERFORMER
SONGWRITER
MUSIC DIRECTOR
TRANSCRIBER
ORCHESTRATOR
RECORDING ARTIST

TEACHER
COMPOSER
MULTIMEDIA DEVELOPER
MIXING/MASTERING ENGINEER
PRODUCT REP

CURRICULUM

MI Online’s Bachelor of Music Program provides its participants with a multitude of skills that will allow them to succeed in all facets of the music business. The program is unique in the sense that it streamlines the education process so that there is a smooth transition from student to professional. Developments in the music world are quick and constant, and the Bachelor Program is designed to give students experience that will allow them to understand the past, excel in the present, and adapt in the future.

Technology

Technology classes that are built into the program give students hands-on practice with programs such as Pro-tools, Logic, Sibelius, Ableton, and Reason. Proficiency with these programs is essential for the working musician so that they may write, record, and notate in any given situation.

Arranging

Arranging classes give the students a chance to write and arrange pieces for rhythm section, horns, strings, and big band. Classes such as these give the students a real world view of what skills they need in the studio as session musicians, arrangers, and producers.

Juries

Bachelor of Music in Performance students’ education experience is crowned by two performances in their Sophomore and Senior year, in which they must notate, arrange, direct and perform 7 songs in front of a jury panel. As part of their tuition, MIO Bachelor students will fly out to Los Angeles for a 2-week stay where they will perform their juries on our Hollywood campus.

The juries are paced and designed to evaluate the culmination of skills in chart writing, arranging, musical ability, performance, and leadership.

The entire performance is recorded and edited so the students will essentially have a reel of their skills to present in resumes and auditions. While challenging, both juries provide the students with a productive assessment of their current skills and the path forward to success.

These distinctive classroom experiences combined with top notch faculty give MI Online’ Bachelor students the necessary expertise to be front-runners in an ever-changing musical world.

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Bachelor of Music Degree requirements include completion of 30 semester-units or 45 quarter-units of coursework in General Studies. For general reference, the required distribution of units is shown in our Course Catalog along with representative areas of coursework.

COURSE CATALOG

For a detailed look at all of MI’s program offerings, you can find the course catalog here.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

MI Online offers many opportunities for scholarships in all of our programs. Please visit our Scholarship page for more information.

FINANCIAL AID

Please visit MI’s Financial Aid page for all the details on how you can qualify.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International students make up nearly one-third of MI’s total student population, representing more than 50 countries throughout the world while creating a unique and diverse learning environment, full of endless opportunities in Hollywood and beyond. For more info, please visit the International Students page.

FACILITIES

FACILITIES

  • Full production sound stages and recording studios
  • Fully equipped 24/7 practice facilities and computer labs with the latest industry standard equipment
  • Concert Hall access, with full audio/video recording capabilities
  • Multiple performance and recording studios available for student practice
  • Security on campus 24/7
  • MIO students are able to participate in on-campus student events including concerts, clinics, seminars and more.

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Our faculty pool is comprised of dedicated, working processionals in the competitive Los Angeles music scene. These passionate masters offer clear guidance and nurturing designed to make the students get the most out of their time at MI.

ALEXIS SKLAREVSKI
CREDITS: CROSBY, STILLS & NASH, MANHATTAN TRANSFER, JACKSON BROWNE, DWEEZIL & AHMET ZAPPA, ALBERT LEE, CAROLE KING

LYMAN MEDEIROS
CREDITS: STEVE TYRELL, DIANE SCHUUR, ALEX ACUNA, ERIC MARIENTHAL, MARY CLAYTON, LEW SOLOFF, BYRON STRIPLING

DAVE KEIF
CREDITS: MARK LINDSAY, RITA COOLIDGE, ETTA JAMES; AND TV SHOWS AND MOVIES INCLUDING “SMALLVILLE” AND “THE HORSE WHISPERER”

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