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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Major, BA


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Program Requirements
All music majors must earn a grade of C or higher in each music course required for their respective degree.

Program Learner Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • MUS1 (Music Theory) demonstrate music theory knowledge and aural skills sufficient to analyze and interpret a substantial body of music literature.
  • MUS2 (Music History, Culture, and Literature)  demonstrate historical and contemporary knowledge of genres, styles, artists, and works within Western and non-Western music, and the research skills to enhance that knowledge.
  • MUS3 (Individual Applied Music) interpret, prepare, and perform a variety of musical works on a primary instrument or voice sufficient to the requirements of their major.
  • MUS4 (Collaborative Applied Music) interpret, prepare, and perform a variety of musical works through collaboration in musical ensembles sufficient to the requirements of their major.
  • MUS5 (Specialized Music Study) exhibit competencies specific to their major, including advanced performance skills, pedagogical skills, composition and improvisation skills, and/or the competencies for teacher certification.
  • MUS6 (Musical Disposition) engage as active participants in the musical community of the university and region through event attendance, performance, teaching, creative and/or service activity.

BA Music Core Requirements


Music Theory - Credits: 21


Students must pass an online fundamental exam with 75% ($10 fee) or take and pass (75%) an online fundamental course ($99 fee) to enroll in MUS144. Students must take a placement exam to waive any of the following courses. Concurrent enrollment of the following is required: (MUS 144, 144A, 152A), (MUS 145, 145A, 153A), and (MUS 146, 146A, 154A). A grade of C or better is required in both the written and aural components to continue in the theory sequence.

Class Piano - Credits: 3


A waiver of this requirement can be obtained by demonstrating sufficient keyboard skills to designated piano faculty members.

Total Core Credits: 35


Required Courses


Ensembles - Credits: 18


  • Large Ensemble (minimum) Credits: (18) Only the following are designated as large ensembles: Wind Ensemble, MUS 266/466; Choir, MUS 267/467; Chamber Choir, MUS 268/468; Symphonic Winds MUS 269/469; Orchestra, MUS 277/477; Marching and Concert Band, MUS 287/487 (fall quarter only); Symphonic Band, MUS 288/488. Enrollment in either Women’s Choir (MUS 211/411) or Men’s Choir (MUS 228/428) can be substituted for enrollment in a choral large ensemble for a maximum of three quarters.

Applied Music - Credits: 9-12


  • Individual Instruction - (MUS 164, 264, and 364) - Credits: (9-12) (NOTE: at least one credit of 364 must be completed on primary instrument)

Upper-division Music Theory - Credits: 3


Conducting - Credits: 3


Upper-division Music History - Credits: 3


Choose one:

Additional Courses - Credits: 2-5


Total Credits: 73 - 79


College and Department Information


Music Department  
College of Arts and Humanities  

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