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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Visual and Performing Arts Concentration Music, BA

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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.


*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

Senior Year

Semester Hours 14-16

Second Semester

Semester Hours 12-15

Total Credit Hours: 120

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