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The Music program at the University of Maine at Farmington prepares you for a profession that expects more of musicians than simply mastery of instrumental technique.

At UMF, you’ll have opportunities for performance, lessons on an instrument or voice and study of music theory, history, composition and improvisation. We will also provide you with the intellectual foundation to explore music’s meanings and contexts, the ideas behind it, and its constantly evolving place in the world.

The bachelor’s degree in Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) fosters inquiry into the ideas, processes, and meanings of the arts.

At the heart of the VAPA degree are the three Project courses. The gateway into the program is Project 1, a course where all arts majors work with faculty to pursue a topic, idea, or project, with each student making a unique contribution to the collective vision.

In Project 2, sophomores and juniors work together on a project connected to the community for public presentation, largely independent from faculty.

Project 3, the culmination of the degree, is a thesis paper, artistic project, or internship, providing seniors with a launching pad for their career after UMF.

You will choose a concentration in a specific area — Art and Visual Culture, Arts Administration, Music, or Theatre — where you’ll be encouraged, through coursework and creative projects, to engage in discussion, study and collaboration with students and faculty across all disciplines, thereby challenging the boundaries that have traditionally separated us.

What can I do with a degree in Music?

Data comes from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and other sources. Median Salaries for positions in Maine typically fall below those of other New England states.

Save nearly $6,000 per year in tuition. This University of Maine at Farmington program qualifies for the New England Regional Program tuition discount.

This price break is for residents of Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont for the 2023-2024 academic year — a savings of $5,880 per year.

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