School of Music

Bachelor of Arts in Music

This degree program gives the largest number of electives with the potential for substantive study in the liberal arts with music as a base.

Liberal Arts

The 78 credits of liberal arts listed in this group must be taken outside the School of Music. For more information see "Academic Courses of Study."
Academic Courses of Study

Vocal

Keyb.

Instr.

English or writing

6

6

6

Humanities

-

6

6

Modern language* (French, German, or Italian)

6

-

-

Natural sciences or mathematics

6

6

6

Social or behavioral sciences

6

6

6

Fine arts

6

6

6

Liberal arts electives

48

48

48

Total

78

78

78

Other Liberal Arts Requirements

Vocal Keyb. Instr.

Music history

12

12

12

History and Literature of Music I MUTH 25500

History and Literature of Music II MUTH 25600

History and Literature of Music III MUTH 35500

Music history electives

Total

12

12

12

Music Requirements

Vocal Keyb. Instr.

Performance major (2 credits for each of six semesters)

12

12

12

Performance Repertoire and Pedagogy PFMJ 19900

3

3

3

Ensemble

4

2

4

Pianist as Collaborator MUEN 11700, MUEN 11800

-

2

-

Fundamentals of Music Theory+ MUTH 10100

1

1

1

Introduction to Musical Styles MUTH 12100

2

2

2

Music theory

6

6

6

Music Theory I MUTH 12200

Music Theory II MUTH 22100

Music Theory III MUTH 22200

Sight-singing

3

3

3

Sight-Singing I MUTH 13300

Sight-Singing II MUTH 13400

Keyboard musicianship

2

2

2

Diction MUMC 16100, MUMC 16200

4

-

-

Career Orientation MUMC 16600

1

1

1

Introduction to Music Technology MUMC 10300

1

1

1

Recital Attendance MUMC 10100 (six semesters required)

0

0

0

Total

38-39

34-35

34-35

Total for degree

128 (129)+

124 (125)+

124 (125)+

* Students who place into a second-semester language course or above (e.g., ITAL 10200 Elementary Italian II) can fulfill the modern language requirement by taking two different languages. Students who do not place into a second-semester language course or who have no prior language training must take two semesters of a single modern language.

+ Students may fulfill the requirement for Fundamentals of Music Theory by scoring 84 percent or higher on a placement exam administered by the Department of Music Theory, History, and Composition. Students who score below 84 percent on the exam must take the course, and their music requirement is increased by 1 credit.

Freshman Year
Fall
Spring

English or writing

3

3

Liberal arts

3

-

Music history

-

3

Private lessons

2

2

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Ensemble (keyboard majors: Pianist as Collaborator)

1

1

(Fundamentals)

(1)

-

Styles/Music Theory I

2

2

Sight-Singing I, II

1.5

1.5

Keyboard Musicianship

1

1

Diction*

0 (2)

0 (2)

Introduction to Music Technology

-

1

Career Orientation

-

1

Recital Attendance

0

0

14 (17)

16 (18)

Sophomore Year
Fall
Spring

Music history

3

3

Liberal arts

9

9

Private lessons

2

2

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Ensemble

1

1

Music Theory II, III

2

2

Recital Attendance

0

0

17.5

17.5

Junior Year
Fall
Spring

Music history

3

-

Liberal arts

9

12

Private lessons

2

2

Repertoire class

0.5

0.5

Recital Attendance

0

0

14.5

14.5

Senior Year
Fall
Spring

Liberal arts

15

15

Private lessons (Students may elect lessons for 1-3 credits. An additional fee will apply.)

(1)

(1)

15 (16)

15 (16)

* Required for voice majors only