Students are admitted to the degree program based upon their musicality and musical literacy rather than on performance accomplishments. Musical background and proficiency in an applied instrument/voice will determine placement within the department. Concentrations are available in a performance area (instrument or voice), theory or history.
Major Requirements (40 hours):
- Music Theory I-III (9 hours)
- Aural Skills I-IV (4 hours)
- Form & Analysis (3 hours)
- Music History I-III (9 hours)
- World & Popular Music (3 hours)
- Applied Music/Private Lessons (6 hours)
- Large Ensembles (6 hours) - Concert Choir, Women's Chorus, Men's Chorus, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra
- Pass applied music examination at the end of each semester.
- Pass eight jury exams.
- Pass a piano proficiency examination before graduation.
- Present a recital or write a thesis in major area of concentration during the senior year.
- Recital attendance (minimum of 40 recitals).
- A 2.000 cumulative average must be attained in these music courses.