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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED 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. Please note that Applied Music classes are offered on demand only.

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.


*Choir or University Band

Elective Courses


  • 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

Semester Hours 15-18

Semester Hours 16-18

Senior Year

Semester Hours 14-16

Second Semester

Semester Hours 12-15

Total Credit Hours: 120