Department of Music

UMobile's Center for Performing Arts/School of Music is dedicated to train, develop, and educate the next generation of musicians. Our goal is to direct our students in developing their artistry as they pursue excellence and impact others with their art. We strive for excellence and diversity in our music department and endeavor to expand the present and future musical opportunities for our students. Our faculty are professional musicians with experiences ranging from operas, theatres, touring groups, church stages, orchestras, and classrooms around the world.

At the Center for Performing Arts/School of Music, we believe that a music student should have a college experience replete with performance opportunities. There are currently 20 ensembles which perform in schools, churches, public venues, civic and political meetings, and conferences around the country and abroad.

Majors Offered:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music
  • Bachelor of Science in Music (for teacher certification)
  • Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance

Minors Offered:

  • Music
  • Teacher Certification in Music

See the University of Mobile Academic Catalog for course offerings.


Each year the Center for Performing Arts provides a limited number of music scholarships to students demonstrating considerable achievement and tremendous potential for further development in performance. These scholarships are given on the basis of Scholarship Auditions. If you would like to schedule an appointment to audition, or find out more details about the audtioning process, please email us at or call 251.442.2320 or 1.800.WIN RAMS extension 2320.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities in Music include:

Music Educator

  • Elementary, Middle School and/or High School Band/Choral
  • Concert Band, Jazz Band and/or Drum & Bugle Corps Director
  • Choirs, ensembles, vocal soloists
  • High School Band/Choral Director
  • Middle School Band/Choral Director
  • Elementary Band/Choral Director

Church/Worship Ministries

  • Minister of Music/Director of Music (vocal and/or instrumental emphasis)
  • Worship Leader
  • Arranging/Producing


  • Private Voice Instructor
  • Private Piano Instructor
  • Private Guitar Instructor
  • Private Instrumental (Brass, Percussion, Strings, Woodwinds) Director/Teacher


  • Contemporary Christian Recording Artist
  • Classical or Jazz Musician
  • Opera Singer