UM School of Music


The School of Music at the University of Montana is a thriving community of music-makers, creators, educators, and critical thinkers that showcases the best of what UM has to offer. The School of Music can be a springboard into the beginning of your career in music - with a multitude of ensembles, performance opportunities, diverse courses and award-winning faculty, no matter your professional goals, you can find a creative home here.

The University of Montana-Missoula is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

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Explore what the School of Music has to Offer

Courses here at the School of Music provide an extremely diverse approach to musical study. No matter what your interests are, you will have the opportunity to develop and refine your skills throughout your time in one of the degree programs we offer. Are you looking to build your skills as a performer through rigorous and detailed study with renown faculty? Take advantage of the only Bachelor of Music performance degree in the state of Montana. Are you passionate about educating future generations in the field of music? Our Bachelor of Music Education degree has a 100% placement rate. Are you looking to create and compose brand new music and develop exciting concert experiences? Take part in our composition degree, where you can focus on popular, electronic, chamber, and orchestral music, or any new kind of musical style you dream up!

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Be Part of a Thriving Community

The School of Music is the ideal place for you to dive deep into your study of music on the way to a creative career in the arts. Missoula has a thriving music scene that includes large and small venues, where you can regularly see shows by local bands and touring superstars. Students in the School of Music have the opportunity to build skills and take part in a variety of hands-on learning experiences beyond just performance practice, giving them valuable knowledge applicable in a dynamic and fast-paced professional world.

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Take a moment while you’re here to explore everything the School of Music has to offer, including details about our concerts, courses, faculty, and ensembles. If you are searching for the perfect place to hone your skills as a musician, we would love to have you be part of our community of exciting and talents creative music-makers. 

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