The Department of Fine Arts Music Program, which is housed in the Ella Fitzgerald Center for the Performing Arts, offers Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Music Education, and Jazz and Popular Music. Our Music Education program offers specific preparation for certification to teach in the state of Maryland for elementary and secondary schools (pre-K-12). This program is designed to provide students with a strong and varied background in the study of music theory and history, and to provide them with a broad exposure to music performance. The Jazz and Popular Music Studies Program will prepare competent, professional musicians for careers in the many fields associated with jazz and popular music performance. Students will develop their skills, knowledge, and abilities through a curriculum that is based on interdisciplinary methods, with a focus on practical performance applications in a diverse society.