Music, B.A.

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.

Core Curriculum Requirements:

64 credit hours, including

Major Requirements:

54 credit hours, as follows:

Music Courses, 37 credit hours:

  • MUSC 200 - Theory I (3)
  • MUSC 201 - Sightsinging and Dictation I (1)
  • MUSC 202 - Theory II (3)
  • MUSC 203 - Sightsinging and Dictation II (1)
  • MUSC 210 - Music History I (3)
  • MUSC 211 - Music History II (3)
  • MUSC 300 - Theory III (3)
  • MUSC 301 - Sightsinging and Dictation III (1)
  • MUSC 302 - Theory IV (3)
  • MUSC 303 - Sightsinging and Dictation IV (1)
  • MUSC 304 - Producing Electronic Music I (3)
  • MUSC 310 - Music History III: Seminar (3)
  • MUSC 400 - Form and Analysis (3)
  • MUSC 401 - Orchestration Arranging (3)
  • MUSC 420 - Conducting I (3)

Applied Music, 8 credit hours:

  • MUSC 278-299

Large Ensembles, 8 credit hours (semesters):

  • MUSC 259-261 and/or an instrumental ensemble MUSC 265 or MUSC 270

Small Ensemble: 1 credit hour:

  • MUSC 263 - Edgecliff Vocal Ensemble
  • MUSC 264
  • MUSC 267 - Percussion Ensemble
  • MUSC 268 - Guitar Ensemble
  • MUSC 269 - Chamber Music Ensemble
  • MUSC 271 - Jazz Ensemble
  • MUSC 273
  • MUSC 277 - Piano Ensemble
  • MUSC 340 - Music Production Workshop

Additional Requirements:

  • 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.

TOTAL Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120 Semester Hours