Jul 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalogue

Music, B.A.


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Designed for the 21st-century musician, the Bachelor of Arts offers innovative areas of study in classical performance, jazz, music technology and entrepreneurship, and general music. The Bachelor of Arts degree is a foundation for a wide range of career options, including performance, private studio teacher, composition, music technology and recording, concert management and promotion, or graduate study in music and/or other academic areas.

Computer Requirement:


To satisfy the computer requirement for the B.A. degree in Music and the B.M. in Music Education a student must successfully complete MUS 109  or MUS 110 .

Oral Communication Requirement:


To satisfy the oral communication requirement for the B.A. in Music and the B.M. in Music Education a student must successfully complete MUS 285  or MUS 496 .

Applied Learning Requirement:


To satisfy the applied learning requirement for the B.A. degree in Music and the B.M. degree in Music Education a student must successfully complete either EDN 409  or MUS 493  or MUS 496  or MUS 498 .

Additional Information:


BA students are required to be in at least one large music ensemble appropriate to the student’s option (MUS 180 , MUS 183 , MUS 184 , MUS 185 ,MUS 186 , MUS 187  ) during each semester they are in residence (8 credit hours). Keyboard, guitar, and music technology students may substitute up to 4 hours fromMUS 130 , MUS 182 . Only one large ensemble per semester may be credited toward the degree.

All music majors must pass the piano proficiency examination and the listening repertory examinations, as described in the latest edition of the Department of Music Student Handbook. All students are expected to make regular progress toward completion of those requirements. BA students are required to enroll in, and successfully complete MUS 242 Class Piano IV  (1 credit hour) in order to pass the piano proficiency (piano majors may substitute a secondary applied in lieu of MUS 242 ).

BA students will also be required to complete 4 semesters of applied music (MUS 196 ) in the principal area and demonstrate upper level proficiency in the applied area (4 credit hours).

* Students are required to enroll in no fewer than 22 hours of electives outside of music.

In addition, no credit toward music major requirements will be granted for MUS 105 , MUS 106 , and/or MUS 115 .

BA Degree Options (21-22 hours)


Students may select from the following areas or design a general area of study with approval of their academic advisor and the department chair. Proposed general areas of study must also include a capstone course (i.e., MUS 493 MUS 496 , or MUS 498 ).

Performance Option:


Bachelor of Arts in Music: 58-59 hours


1. Music Core Requirements: 21 hours (see above).
2. FNA 101 as a University Studies elective.
3. General Music: 13 hours.
4. Option: 21-22 hours

A minimum final grade of “C-” is required in each music course and a cumulative grade point average of 2.00 or better is required for graduation.

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