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2020-2021 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Bachelor of Music

The Bachelor of Music (B.M.) is designed for students who demonstrate exceptional preparation for college-level applied music and for whom graduate school is a realistic goal. Instruction in guitar, organ, piano, voice, and band and orchestral instruments is offered.

All Bachelor of Music students will need to complete the core courses, as well as requirements specific to their emphasis. Student's emphasis will be approved at the music department auditions.

Bachelor of Music with Instrumental Emphasis: 86 to 87 credits
Bachelor of Music with Keyboard Emphasis: 84 to 85 credits
Bachelor of Music with Vocal Emphasis: 88 to 89 credits

Requirements for a Major in Music

Music Theory and Aural Perception

Requires 21 to 22 credits, including:

AND one course from:

Music Literature and History

Requires 12 to 15 credits, including:

AND two courses from the following. BM vocal emphasis students only take one course.

Conducting

Requires two credits:

Applied Music

There are 24 credits required, including:

Chamber Music

There is one credit required.

Elective Course

For students who wish to continue lessons beyond the 445 level (not required):

Instrumental Emphasis

Major Ensembles

There are eight credits required. To be selected according to major instrument and may be repeated for credit.

Pedagogy and Literature

There are four credits required.

Keyboard Musicianship

There are three credits required.

Music Electives

There are eight credits required. Select after consultation with an advisor.

Keyboard Emphasis

Major Ensembles

There are two credits required. All of the following may be repeated for credit.

Collaborative Piano

There are seven credits required. Seven semesters of MUS 126. MUS 126 counts as corequisite ensemble credit for applied lessons for B.M. keyboard emphasis majors.

Pedagogy and Literature

There are eight credits required.

Music Electives

There are four credits required. Select after consultation with an advisor.

Vocal Emphasis

Major Ensembles

There are eight credits required. To be selected according to major instrument. May be repeated for credit.

Pedagogy and Literature

There are six credits required.

Keyboard Musicianship

There are four credits required.

Additional Requirements

There are 10 credits required.

Music Program Description

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