Music Department Degrees
Bachelor of Arts in Music
The Bachelor of Arts in Music is designed to develop well-rounded musical leaders while simultaneously allowing each student to experience a broad exposure to music study within a liberal arts context. The program may be pursued alone or may be easily combined with other majors and minors. It is primarily designed for those students who wish to combine a more extensive study of music with degree studies in other fields such as Pre-Med, business, psychology, or history. After completing a core of required courses, students may elect to pursue a set of music electives of their own choosing. Students within the program will work with a faculty advisor to design a selection of courses that will lead to a senior capstone project that may combine their work in music with another field of study.
The major’s design allows one the opportunity to discover your interests in the varied fields of music creation and scholarship or to explore music’s intersection with interests in other fields of study. Admission each year is based on previous academic success, a performance audition, and a personal interview. This program can help you discover music’s important role and become a successful musician and leader, regardless of the desired career path.
|Course Number||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|MUSC 111||Music Theory I||3 hours|
|MUSC 112||Music Theory II||3 hours|
|MUSC 141||Keyboard Skills I||1 hour|
|MUSC 142||Keyboard Skills II||1 hour|
|MUSC 171||Aural Skills I||1 hour|
|MUSC 172||Aural Skills II||1 hour|
|MUSC 211||Music Theory III||3 hours|
|MUSC 212||Music Theory IV||3 hours|
|MUSC 271||Aural Skills III||1 hour|
|MUSC 272||Aural Skills IV||1 hour|
|MUSC 330||Music History I||3 hours|
|MUSC 331||Music History II||3 hours|
Elective study may be drawn from any course offered in music (excluding MUSC 101, 110 & 150) for which the student fulfills prerequisite requirements.
6 credit hours
- One Course
Non-music fine arts
3 credit hours
- Applied Study
6 credit hours
- Additional requirements
8 hours of an approved ensemble. The student is required to participate in a major ensemble every semester of enrollment. MUSC 16x.
MUSC 105—Recital Attendance is required each semester of enrollment (normally 8 semesters).
Piano Proficiency—Each student is required to pass a piano proficiency exam after the completion of 4 semesters of Keyboard Skills.
Aural Skills Proficiency—Each student is required to pass an aural skills proficiency exam after the completion of 4 semesters of Aural Skills.
Senior Capstone—MUSC 485.