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

37 hours from:

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

8 hours of applied music from Private Lessons in:

  • MUSC 278-299

8 hours (semesters) of participation in a large ensemble:

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

1 hour of small ensemble from:

  • 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.