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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 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.

Music Program Learner Outcomes


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

  • MUS1 (Music Theory) apply music theory knowledge and aural skills to the analysis and interpretation of music literature.
  • MUS2 (Music History, Culture, and Literature) acquire and apply historical and contemporary knowledge of genres, styles, artists, and works within Western and non-Western music, and utilize research skills to enhance that knowledge.
  • MUS3 (Individual Applied Music) develop foundational technique in order to 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


Primary Ensembles - Credits: 18


Applied Music - Credits: 9-12


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  

Online Availability
The program does not have a designated online only option.

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