Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog Program: Music, B.A. (E, L) Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Music, B.A. (E, L)

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in music provides for the study of music within a liberal arts framework. It is recommended that students who enroll in this program exhibit a high level of performance proficiency, as well as the commitment to develop this proficiency to the highest levels. While the BA program is intended to have some scholarly freedom with regard to class choices, the music faculty strongly recommends developing a path of study that will purposely and fully prepare students for an ever changing and increasingly challenging market. It is recommended that BA students choose elective courses in consultation with their academic advisors that could include emphases, such as:

Performance â€“ Students focus on developing a high level of artistic performing abilities in their chosen area–instrument or voice.

Composition - Students focus on developing a unique creative voice through the acquisition of skills essential to music composition in all genres.

REAL Curriculum

This major fulfills the E and L areas of the REAL Curriculum. Students develop relevant skills to the music major through music coursework (Humanistic or Artistic Expression) by integrating methods/techniques and areas of inquiry in music that explore the human experience and Applied Learning by incorporating skills immediately applicable to the performance of music. Students need majors and/or minors to fulfill the R and A areas to complete the REAL Curriculum requirements.

REAL Foundational Requirements

Foundational Writing (3 Credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENGL 111 - Principles of College Composition (GE)

Foundational Math (3 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MATH 100 - Quantitative Reasoning (GE)
MATH 121 - Math Content for Teachers I (GE)
MATH 125 - Precalculus I (GE)

REAL Cornerstone Requirements

Writing Intensive (WI) Courses (6 credits)

Writing Intensive courses are denoted with a (WI). Two writing intensive courses are required to graduate, with at least one at the 300- or 400-level.

General Education Requirements

General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Bachelor of Arts in Music includes 11 general education credits.

Major Requirements (55-57 credits)

B.A. Degree Requirements (6-8 credits)

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of the B.A. language requirements described here.

Music Core (49 credits)

Ensembles (7 credits)

Music majors must complete seven (7) credits of ensembles (minimum) chosen from MUSC 309, MUSC 310, MUSC 311, MUSC 312, MUSC 434, MUSC 435, MUSC 436, MUSC 455, MUSC 456, MUSC 457

Applied Music (12 credits)

Students must complete twelve (12) credits of applied music (minimum)

  • 6 semesters of applied music
Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MUSC 323 - Applied Music: Trumpet
MUSC 324 - Applied Music: French Horn
MUSC 325 - Applied Music: Trombone
MUSC 326 - Applied Music: Euphonium
MUSC 327 - Applied Music: Tuba
MUSC 328 - Applied Music: Flute
MUSC 329 - Applied Music: Clarinet
MUSC 330 - Applied Music: Saxophone
MUSC 331 - Applied Music: Oboe
MUSC 332 - Applied Music: Bassoon
MUSC 333 - Applied Music: Percussion
MUSC 334 - Applied Music: Piano
MUSC 335 - Applied Music: Guitar
MUSC 336 - Applied Music: Harp
MUSC 337 - Applied Music: Violin
MUSC 338 - Applied Music: Viola
MUSC 339 - Applied Music: Cello
MUSC 340 - Applied Music: String Bass
MUSC 341 - Applied Music: Voice
MUSC 342 - Applied Music: Composition
MUSC 343 - Applied Music: Organ
MUSC 497 - Undergraduate Recital

Piano (2 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MUSC 161 - First Year Class Piano II (GE)
MUSC 162 - First Year Class Piano II (GE)

Music Theory (19 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MUSC 101 - Recital Attendance
MUSC 111 - Theory I (GE)
MUSC 112 - Theory II
MUSC 212 - Theory IV
MUSC 211 - Theory III
MUSC 114 - Ear Training and Sight Singing I (GE)
MUSC 115 - Ear Training and Sight Singing II (GE)
MUSC 214 - Ear Training and Sight Singing III (GE)
MUSC 215 - Ear Training and Sight Singing IV
MUSC 417 - Form and Analysis

Music History (9 credits)

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MUSC 100 - Introduction to Music Literature (GE)
MUSH 321 - History of Western Art Music I
MUSH 322 - History of Western Art Music II

Additional Degree Requirements

To graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, students must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and a 2.5 GPA in the major. Major courses are defined as courses with the MUSC, MUSE, and MUSH prefixes.

Open Credit Hours (63-65 credits)

These credits can be used to fulfill additional courses, majors, minors, and/or REAL Curriculum requirements, including Foundational Writing and Foundational Math.

Total Credits Needed for Degree (120)