Academics

Music Degrees

Bachelor of Arts in Music (BA)

Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts degree in music are required to complete the Core Curriculum as described on pages 64-66 of the College Catalog.  Music Literature (MUS 151) is a Fine Arts requirement for the B.A. Degree in Music; it will also fulfill the Fine Arts elective requirement in the Core Curriculum, Area C-2. All B.A. students are required to take either an Art or Theatre course as part of the Core Curriculum, Area C-3. In addition to completing these requirements, the Liberal Arts candidates choose general electives to equal a total of at least 126 hours. 


         Music (General)
            With Emphasis in:
                Church Music
                Music Theory
 

Bachelor of Music in Performance

Candidates for the Bachelor of Music in Performance degree are required to complete the Core Curriculum as described on pages 71-72. Music History II (MUS 342) is a requirement for this B.M. degree; it will also fulfill the Fine Arts elective requirement in the Core Curriculum, Area C.  Any student wishing to pursue the Bachelor of Music in  Performance degree, will initially begin studies in the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree.  The Sophomore Barrier exam will determine admittance into the Bachelor of Music in Performance degree.

         Concentration in:
             Instrumental (Band, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Organ)
             Vocal 

Bachelor of Music Education (BME)

         Concentration in:
            Choral Music
             Instrumental Music (Band)

 

Minors Available

          Music
         Jazz Studies
         Church Music

Degree Descriptions

The Bachelor of Arts in Music, Emphasis Applied degree, is for the student who enjoys performing and wants to develop that ability to a moderate level in preparation for musical opportunities such as teaching in a private studio or enjoying freelance performance. Students may also select a variety of electives, allowing them to explore other academic areas.

Applied Music – Major: Piano, Organ, Band Instrument, or Voice  - 16 hours
Applied Secondary Instrument – Piano (MUA 101-2 credits; MUA 102-2 credits; MUA 121 – 1 credit; and MUA 122 – 1 credit). Keyboard majors exempt MUA 101 and MUA 102, and are required to complete two hours of voice instead of MUA 121 and 122.
Music Literature: (MUS 151) -  3
Music Theory: (MUS 17l, 172, 173, 174, 271,273, 274) - 15
Music History: (MUS 341, 342) - 6
Conducting: (MUS 377 or 378) - 2
Recital (MUA 480) - 2 
Repertory Seminar (MUS 100) (8 semesters)
Music Electives - 4
Chamber Music Experience - 0-1
Ensembles (8 semesters) - 8

Total 58-63 hours
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The Bachelor of Arts in Music, Emphasis Church Music degree, provides skills and knowledge for the student who has a special interest in church music and religion. Knowledge about all denominations of Christianity is included. Students may continue with graduate study in a related area or secure employment as a church musician.

Applied Music – Major: Piano, Organ, Band Instrument, or Voice - 16 hours
Applied Secondary Instrument – Piano (MUA 101 – 2 credits; MUA 102 – 2 credits; MUA 121 – 1 credit; and MUA 122 – 1 credit). Keyboard majors exempt MUA 101 and MUA 102, and are required to complete two hours of voice instead of MUA 121 and 122.
Organ - 1 (Required of all Church Music majors. Organists do NOT have to take an extra hour of organ)
Music Literature: (MUS 151) - 3
Music Theory: (MUS 17l, 172, 173, 174, 271, 273, 274) - 15
Music History: (MUS 341, 342) - 6
Choral Conducting (MUS 377) - 2
Hymnody and Liturgy: (MUS 343) - 3
Practice of Church Music (MUS 483) - 3
Counterpoint (MUS 366) for keyboard majors or Secondary Choral Methods
(MUS 472) for vocalists or Instrumental Conducting (MUS 378) for instrumentalists -2-3
Recital (MUA 480) - 2
Repertory Seminar: (MUS 100) (8 semesters)- 0
Chamber Music Experience - 0-1
Ensembles (8 semesters) - 8
Total 62-69 hours
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The Bachelor of Arts in Music, Emphasis Theory degree, is intended for the student who wants to be knowledgeable in Theory, analysis and composition. The degree helps prepare the student for
continued music studies in theory or for related, creative endeavors.

Applied Music –Major: Piano, Organ, Band Instrument, or Voice - 8 hours
Applied Secondary Instrument – Piano (MUA 101 – 2 credits; MUA 102 – 2 credits, and 4 credits of piano lessons). Keyboard majors exempt MUA 101 and MUA 102, and are required to complete 12 hours total of lessons in their major keyboard instrument.
Music Literature: (MUS 151) - 3
Music Theory: (MUS 171, 172, 173, 174, 271, 273, 274) - 16
Music History: (MUS 341, 342) - 6
Conducting: (MUS 377 or 378) - 2
Composition and Analysis: (MUS 367) - 2
Counterpoint: (MUS 366) - 2
Orchestration: (MUS 463) - 2
Recital (MUA 380) or thesis paper - 1
Repertory Seminar: (MUS 100) (8 semesters) - 0
Music Electives - 3
Chamber Music Experience- 0-1
Ensembles (8 semesters) - 8

Total 57-62 hours

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The Bachelor of Music in Performance degree enables the student who is interested in a performance career, private teaching, and/or graduate study to acquire the skill and knowledge associated with high level instrumental or vocal performance. Special emphasis is given to development of aesthetic performance and understanding. Any student wishing to pursue this degree, will initially begin studies in the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree.  The Sophomore Barrier exam will determine admittance into the Bachelor of Music in Performance degree.

Applied Music – Major (Band, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Organ)  -  24 hours
Major: Voice - 24 hours
Applied Secondary Instrument - 6 (all credits must be earned on the same instrument)
Piano (MUA 101 – 2 credits; MUA 102 – 2 credits; MUA 121 – 1 credit; MUA 122 – 1 credit).
Keyboard majors exempt MUA 101 and MUA 102 and must take their secondary credits in another area.
Music Literature: (MUS 151) - 3
Music Theory: (MUS 171, 172, 173, 174, 271, 273, 274) -16
Music History: (MUS 341, 342) - 6
World Music (MUS 261) - 3
Conducting: (MUS 377, 378) - 4
Composition and Analysis: (MUS 367) - 2
Counterpoint (MUS 366) - 2
Applied Instrument Literature (MUS 350, 351, 352, 353, 354, or 355) - 2
Foreign Language Diction for Singers (MUS 265) (Voice majors only) - 2
Applied Instrument Pedagogy (MUS 371, 372, 373, 374, 375, or 376) - 2
Recital (MUA 380) - 1
Recital (MUA 480) - 2
Repertory Seminar (MUS 100) (8 semesters) - 0
Chamber Music Experience - 2
Opera Workshop (MUS 241) or Madrigals (MUE112) (Voice majors only)
Chamber Music (MUE 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110) (Instrumental majors only)

     Required of instrumental majors each fall.  If MUE 105 is taken in the fall, it must be accompanied with another option. Wind Symphony (MUE 103) must be taken in the fall by instrumental majors. 

 
Ensembles (8 semesters) - 8

Total 83-85 hours

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