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2016-2017 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog


Bachelor of Arts in Music

The B.A. degree provides a course of study for students interested in a liberal arts degree with a major in music. This degree, with its foreign language component, offers an appropriate background for prospective advanced-degree candidates who are preparing for careers in composition, technology, music history, music theory, jazz studies, library science, or independent studio teaching. It also works well for students who want to study music but are aiming at careers in other fields, and for students with double majors. There is sufficient exibility within the B.A. to provide an opportunity for acquisition of those skills that are necessary in the current technological environment. The culmination event of the B.A. is a senior project planned and carried out with the help of a faculty advisor. Students electing a B.A. in music must complete a minimum of 41 credit hours in music, planned with the approval of a faculty advisor in the department.

MUS credit requirement: 40-41

Course requirements are as follows:

Requirements for a Major in Music

Major Ensembles Credits: 4

Choose from the following. Each can be taken more than once for credit.

Applied Music Credits: 4

  • MUS 141 - Private Instruction in Voice and Instruments  Freshman Credits: 1
  • MUS 142 - Private Instruction in Voice and Instruments  Freshman Credits: 1
  • MUS 241 - Private Instruction in Voice and Instruments  Sophomore Credits: 1
  • MUS 242 - Private Instruction in Voice and Instruments  Sophomore Credits: 1

Music Theory Credits: 15

Keyboard Musicianship Credits: 2

Aural Perception and Sight Singing Credits: 2

Music Literature Credits: 6

Music Electives Credits: 6

Choose from the following:

Final Project

Suggested Order of Coursework for a Major in Music

Freshman Year - Fall

Freshman Year - Winter

Sophomore Year - Fall

Sophomore Year - Winter

Junior Year - Fall

Junior Year - Winter

Senior Year - Fall

  • Music electives Credits: 3

Senior Year - Winter

Music Program Description

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