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Bachelor of Arts in Music

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree provides a course of study for students interested in a liberal arts degree with a major in music. The B.A. degree requires third-semester proficiency (201) in a classical or modern language. 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 flexibility 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 40 credit hours in music, planned with the approval of a faculty advisor in the department.

MUS Credit Requirement: 40 to 41

Requirements for a Major in Music

Major Ensembles (4 credits)

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

Applied Music (4 credits)

Music Theory (15 credits)

Keyboard Musicianship (2 credits)

Aural Perception and Sight-Singing (2 credits)

Music Literature (6 credits)

Music Electives (6 credits)

Choose from the following:

Final Project

Suggested Order of Coursework for a Major in Music

Year One

Fall Semester

Winter Semester

Year Two

Fall Semester

Winter Semester

Year Three

Fall Semester

  • Foreign Language 201 (4 credits)
  • Music electives (3 credits)

Winter Semester

  • Music electives (3 credits)

Year Four

Fall Semester

Winter Semester

Music Program Description

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