Feb 05, 2023  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
    
Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Music, BA


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Introduction

Gain a solid academic foundation built upon studies in music theory and analysis, music history and performance opportunities in both classical and jazz idioms with a bachelor of arts in music. 

Admissions  

Program Length

Four years for a complete BA degree.  Two years for students transferring in with an AAOT degree.  Program length may vary depending upon the student’s course load and academic progress.

Program Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing a major in Music, Instrumental Performance, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge of music theory and history.
  • Demonstrate proficiency on a chosen instrument/voice.
  • Demonstrate a proficiency in general musicianship, aural skills and sight-reading.
  • Creatively explore and research a topic related to a specific area of musical interest such as (but not limited to)- music history, composition, world music and culture, sociology and aesthetics of music.
  • Produce a thesis presentation representing specialized research in a chosen area of musical inquiry.

Baccalaureate Degree Core


Baccalaureate Degree Core Requirements   

Music Core Courses: Required for all Bachelor of Arts in Music majors


Music History: 8 Credits


Ensembles: 8 semesters


Large ensemble appropriate to the student’s instrument or voice each semester in residence; may be taken for 0 or 1 credit. Students with junior standing or above may register at the 300-level for upper-division credit.

Piano: 2 Credits


(and pass the Piano Proficiency Test)

Recital Attendance: 0 Credits


Total: 34-42 Credits


* Waived for students who pass the Piano Proficiency Test without enrolling in these courses

Major Requirements


Music History: 4 Credits


(one of the following):

Required Courses


Total: 56 Credits


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