Oct 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Visual and Performing Arts Concentration Music, BA


A candidate for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Total credits include at least 55 credit hours of General Education courses. Additional courses may be required to build fundamental concepts. A candidate must earn the grade of “C” or better in all major courses.

General Education Core Requirements


Music Admissions Requirements


  1. AUDITION: Prospective students must perform an audition of two prepared pieces in contrasting styles. In addition, instrumentalists are required to sight-read.
  2. MUSIC THEORY DIAGNOSTIC EXAM: Prospective students take an examination in music fundamentals, including clefs, key signatures, scales, triads, and seventh chords.
  3. PIANO PROFICIENCY: Piano study is required of all students until a basic piano proficiency is attained. Students who demonstrate proficiency at the keyboard may be exempted from Class Piano MUS 154  and MUS 155 .
  4. ENSEMBLE PARTICIPATION: All students with a concentration in music must participate in an ensemble each semester: University Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble I, or Jazz Ensemble II.
  5. CONCERT ATTENDANCE: All students must attend a minimum of 15 recitals/concert events per year.
  6. DEPARTMENTAL SEMINARS: All students must participate in monthly Departmental seminars. These include lectures, recitals, workshops, and master classes.
  7. STUDENT RECITALS: All music students must perform a senior recital.

Note:


*Choir or University Band

Elective Courses


Electives:

  • Vocal Track (3)
  • Instrumental Track (11)

Additional Information


Four-Year Course Distribution Plan


Bachelor of Arts in Visual and Performing Arts Music Concentration Suggested Sequence of Courses


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


Semester Hours 14-16

Second Semester

Semester Hours 12-15

Total Credit Hours: 120