Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Music and Business Entrepreneurship Major (Bachelor of Arts)

Major Requirements

The requirements for a major in music and business entrepreneurship leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree are 73 credits:

Music Courses
MUS 111Materials of Music I1
MUS 112Materials of Music II1
MUS 115Rhythm Performance and Hearing1
MUS 116Tonal Singing and Hearing1
MUS 211Tonal Theory4
MUS 222Music In/As Social Life4
MUS 232History of Western Music: Medieval to the Mid-19th Century4
MUS 315Post-Tonal Theory and History4
MUS 363Global Materials and Processes4
MUS 450Technology Capstone4
Music electives 16
Private instruction or class piano8
8 semesters of music ensemble participation 2
Business/Entrepreneurship Courses
BUS 205Organizational Management4
BUS 210Ethics and Leadership4
BUS 220Principles of Accounting and Finance4
BUSN 305Introduction to Business Law3
ENPR 240Entrepreneurial Mindset I1
ENPR 340Entrepreneurial Mindset II2
ENPR 341Design Thinking3
ENPR 342Entrepreneurial Marketing I3
ENPR 442Entrepreneurial Marketing II3
Business electives (select from the following):4
Marketing, Sales & Fundraising
Human Resource Management
Theory/Appl in Leadership
Entrepreneurial Finance
Venture Planning
Startup Venture
Arts Management
Personal Finance
Total Hours73
1

It is suggested that students concentrate the elective courses within a single area - music theory and composition, music history and literature, conducting or pedagogy. Credits in private lesson instruction may not be used to fulfill the 8-credit requirement in music electives.

2

Participation in an appropriate ensemble as designated by the music faculty and as related to the major area of study is required each semester of enrollment.

Degree and Graduation Requirements
In addition to the program-specific requirements listed above, all students must complete the graduation requirements specified for their degree.  See the Degree and Graduation Requirements section for more information.
 

Suggested Four-Year Plan

The four-year plan detailed below is a suggested coursework sequence. This plan may need to be adapted based on course offerings as well as individual student circumstances, such as transfer credit and study away experiences. 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallHours
INQ 100Critical Inquiry Seminar 4
IWC 100
Inquiry Written Communication
or Inquiry: Oral Communication
4
MUS 111 Materials of Music I 1
MUS 115 Rhythm Performance and Hearing 1
MUS 116 Tonal Singing and Hearing 1
MUS 222 Music In/As Social Life (or Exploration Course) 4
MUS 130 Class Piano I (or Piano Lessons) 1
Primary Instrument Lessons 1
Ensemble
 Hours17
Spring
IOC 100
Inquiry: Oral Communication
or Inquiry Written Communication
4
MUS 112 Materials of Music II 1
MUS 131 Class Piano II (or Piano Lessons) 1
PED 111 Wellness 1
Exploration Course (or MUS 222 Music In/As Social Life) 4
Exploration Course 4
Primary Instrument Lessons 1
Ensemble
 Hours16
Second Year
Fall
MUS 232 History of Western Music: Medieval to the Mid-19th Century 4
BUS 205 Organizational Management 4
ENPR 240 Entrepreneurial Mindset I 1
ENPR 340 Entrepreneurial Mindset II 2
REL 200 Christianity and Religious Diversity (or Exploration Course) 4
MUS 230 Class Piano III (or Piano Lessons) 1
Primary Instrument Lessons 1
Ensemble
 Hours17
Spring
BUS 210 Ethics and Leadership 4
MUS 211 Tonal Theory 4
MUS 231 Class Piano IV (or Piano Lessons) 1
Exploration (or REL 200) 4
Music Elective 2
Primary Instrument Lessons 1
Ensemble
 Hours16
Third Year
Fall
BUS 220 Principles of Accounting and Finance 4
ENPR 341 Design Thinking 3
MUS 315 Post-Tonal Theory and History 4
Language 1 4
Primary Instrument Lessons 1
Ensemble
 Hours16
Spring
ENPR 342 Entrepreneurial Marketing I 3
MUS 363 Global Materials and Processes 4
Language 2 (or Exploration Course) 4
Music Elective 2
Elective - Music or Non-Music (if needed) 1-4
Primary Instrument Lessons 1
Ensemble
 Hours15-18
Fourth Year
Fall
MUS 450 Technology Capstone 4
ENPR 442 Entrepreneurial Marketing II 3
Exploration (or REL 3xx) 4
Business Elective 4
Primary Instrument Lessons 1
Ensemble
 Hours16
Spring
BUSN 305 Introduction to Business Law 3
REL 3xx (or Exploration Course) 4
Music Elective 2
Exploration Course 4
Elective - Music or Non-Music (if needed) 1-4
Primary Instrument Lessons 1
Ensemble
 Hours15-18
 Total Hours128-134

Important Notes

  • Although Bachelor of Arts music students need not take more than two years of ensemble courses, it is highly recommended that they continue to participate in Concordia's music programs by remaining active in an ensemble of their choice.
  • It is suggested that students concentrate the music elective courses within a single area - music theory and composition, music history, conducting, or pedagogy. Credits in private instruction may not be used to fulfill the music electives requirement.
  • Students are reminded to pay attention to the courses chosen outside of their music major. Review the Core Curriculum requirements, PEAK requirements, and overall Degree and Graduation requirements for more information.
  • Students must earn at least a C in any music theory and aural skills course that is a prerequisite for a higher-level course in either subject.
  • Piano proficiency level must be passed. It is recommended that at least 2 credits of private piano instruction be taken.
  • Eight total credits of piano and/or primary instrument lessons are required, but primary instrument lessons are encouraged for all eight semesters of coursework.
  • Eight total music elective credits are required.