Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Music Major (Bachelor of Arts)

Major Requirements

The requirements for a major in music leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree are 34 credits in music plus 8 private instruction credits and ensemble participation:

Music Courses
MUS 111Materials of Music I2
MUS 112Materials of Music II2
MUS 128Aural Skills I2
MUS 211Materials of Music III2
MUS 212Materials of Music IV2
MUS 225Aural Skills II2
MUS 226Aural Skills III2
MUS 232History of Western Music: Medieval to the Mid-19th Century4
MUS 361World Musics4
Contextual Studies Courses
4 credits from contextual studies courses4
Music Electives
8 credits in music electives8
Private Instruction or Class Piano
8 credits in private instruction or class piano (eight 1-credit courses)8
Eight semesters in ensemble 10
Total Hours42

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.

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.

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.