School of Music

BA in Music

This degree program is designed to provide the opportunity for a scholarly study of music to meet the needs of those who wish to obtain a liberal arts education with an emphasis on music and those who plan to do graduate work in music. The program aims to instill a thorough understanding of music and its relationship to contemporary society. The study of music history and theory is central in this curriculum. Sufficient flexibility is built into the program to allow the individual student to establish areas of emphasis both in music and in the arts and sciences. 

The minimum number of credits required for the degree is 120.

        Popular Music and Jazz

Bachelor of Arts students must achieve first-year proficiency in one foreign language. This may be achieved by examination for no academic credit.

Music CORE (29 credits)Credits
  
Music Theory and Aural Skills (16 credits) 
     MUT 110 Music Theory 13
     MUT 111 Sight Singing and Aural Skills 11
     MUT 112 Music Theory 23
     MUT 113 Sight Singing and Aural Skills 21
     MUT 210 Music Theory 3      3
     MUT 211 Sight Singing and Aural Skills 3      1
     MUT 212 Music Theory 4      3
     MUT 213 Sight Singing and Aural Skills 4      1
  
Music History (12 credits) 
     MUH 105 Multi-Cultural Perspectives of American Popular Music and Jazz3
     MUH 222 Music History Survey 13
     MUH 223 Music History Survey 23
One other MUH course not listed above3
  
Functional Piano (4 credits) 
     MUS 150 Piano Class 11
     MUS 151 Piano Class 21
     MUS 250 Piano Class 3 or MUS 252 Jazz Piano Class 1     1
     MUS 251 Piano Class 4 or MUS 253 Jazz Piano Class 2     1
  
Applied Music (4-7 credits) 
     Private Lessons 4
        4 credits of private lessons required 
        up to 12 additional credits may be taken as electives 
     MUS 440 Studio Class - Voice only (6 semesters)0-3
All voice students who are taking applied voice lessons as their primary instrument must take 6 semesters of MUS 440 Studio Class while studying applied voice.  
     MUS 442 Recital Class (8 semesters)0
     MUS 490 Senior Recital/Seminar3
The University will subsidize up to a total of 16 credit hours of applied music lessons for the B.A. student. Bachelor of Arts students must pass a juried proficiency examination in their applied area; this exam will be graded pass/fail.
  
Ensembles (4 credits) 
     8 semesters of ensemble; may include chamber music. Additional credits may be taken as electives. 4
  
 Additional Music Classes (18 credits) 
     MUT 330 Form and Analysis3
     MUT 332 Counterpoint3
     MUS 480 Bibliography and Research in Music3
     Music Electives, may include applied music and/or ensemble credits9
  
Additional Non-music Electives, including language study30
       
Bachelor of Arts students must achieve first-year proficiency in one foreign language. This may be achieved by examination for no academic credit.