The program leading to the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Music is designed for students seeking a Liberal Arts Education with a concentration in music. The degree does not carry departmental recommendation for teaching licensure.
Students pursuing this degree must complete the General Education requirements common to all Bachelor of Arts programs (with the addition of a correlate requirement in the Social Sciences of HI 105 Introduction to World Music and its History), and the following music requirements:
|General Education Requirements|
|See General Education requirements, this catalog 1||58|
|MU 123||Integrating Technology in Music||1|
|MU 215||Music Theory I||3|
|MU 314||Music Theory II||3|
|MU 315||Music Theory III||3|
|MU 316||Theory IV||3|
|MU 217||Aural Skills I||1|
|MU 311||Aural Skills II||1|
|MU 312||Aural Skills III||1|
|MU 325||Music History I||3|
|MU 326||Music History II||3|
|MU 327||Music History III||2|
|MU 070A||Performance Class||0|
|MU 133||Group Piano I||1|
|MU 134||Group Piano II||1|
|Large Ensembles 2||3|
|Small Ensemble 2||1|
|Electives from any department of the university, except Music 3||24|
HI 105 Introduction to World Music and its History is required for all music majors
Music participation in two ensembles each semester is required.
Ensemble credit and/or private lesson and/or Group Piano (beyond the required hours in the major), up to 15 hours, may be counted in these General Electives.
BA majors may enroll in no more than 2 hours of lessons each semester, and must enroll in at least 1 credit hour of lessons in their instrument each semester that they are a music major. All Music Majors must enroll in MU 070A Performance Class and all Music Minors must enroll in MU 070B Performance Class every semester that they are enrolled in private lessons in their concentration area. All students enrolled in music lessons are required to present a performance jury before a faculty panel for each semester of study. Students are required to provide their own accompanist for the jury.
Students are required to attend approved recitals and concerts each semester for the first four semesters of enrollment, for a total of 48 recitals. All Music Majors are required to attend student recitals each semester.
Rhythmic Proficiency Exam
All students must pass this exam to establish a minimum level of competency in rhythmic proficiency.
Requirement to Move to Upper Division Credit in Private Lessons and Ensembles
BA majors who have completed 4 semesters of study and who have completed the Recital Attendance requirement, the Rhythmic Proficiency Exam, MU 133 Group Piano I, MU 215 Music Theory I, and MU 217 Aural Skills I may receive upper division credit by passing a performance proficiency exam titled a “Double Jury.” Students who pass these requirements will be allowed to register for upper division credit in both private lessons, ensembles, and music classes in subsequent semesters.
Upper Division Requirement, 45 hours
Students must complete a minimum of 45 upper division hours (300-400 numbered courses).