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.

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

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