Bachelor of Arts in Music
With a Bachelor of Arts in Music you will receive a broad overview of the discipline of music, including opportunities for either performance or research, while providing opportunity for study in other areas of the liberal arts and sciences.
This is an option for students having an interest in music but wanting a second major outside of music. The Bachelor of Arts in music is designed for those students who have a strong interest in music but desire a more comprehensive liberal studies program (42 credits of general education courses in BM degree and 65 credits of general education courses in BA). The primary goals are the development of basic musicianship, the ability to perform literature well, and an introduction to a set of principles and terms that lead to a fuller intellectual grasp of the art.
Mission is to provide a broad overview of the discipline of music, including opportunities for either performance or research while providing opportunity for study in other areas of the liberal arts and sciences.
Student Learning Goals
Students who graduate with a major in Music will:
- Demonstrate technical proficiency that enables artisticcreativity and self-expression;
- Demonstrate the ability to compose and arrange music forprivate and public performance; and
- Be prepared for a career in a music-related field
Course Requirements (49 hours)
MUSC 105: Music Theory I (4 hrs.)
MUSC 106: Music Theory II (4 hrs.)
MUSC 205: Music Theory III (3 hrs.)
MUSC 206: Music Theory IV (3 hrs.)
MUSC 226: Music Literature (3 hrs.) (hours counted in core)
MUSC 325: Music History I (3 hrs.)
MUSC 326: Music History II (3 hrs.)
One from the following selection
MUSC 245: Brass and Percussion Class (1 hr.)
MUSC 246: Strings and Woodwinds Class (1 hr.)
MUSC 247: Conducting Fundamentals (1 hr.)
MUSC 248: Marching Band Techniques (1 hr.)
MUSC 249: Handbells (1 hr.)
MUSC 257: Voice Diction (1 hr.)
MUSC 259: Advanced Piano Skills (1 hr.)
Primary Applied (12 hours)
Secondary Applied (2 hours)
Performance Groups (8 hours)
One from the following groupings:
- MUSC 493: Treatise I (3 hrs.)
MUSC 494: Treatise II (3 hrs.)
- MUSC 412: Liberal Arts Recital (2 hrs.)
Plus four elective hours
A Bachelor of Arts in music is for people wanting a career outside of music but desire to further their education in music while preparing for another career.
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