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BA in Music
(62 hours*)



This is a limited-enrollment program requiring departmental admissions approval. Please see the college advisement center for information regarding requirements for admission to this major.

The bachelor of arts degree offers a broad liberal arts education with a concentration in music. It also provides excellent preparation for a variety of professional music careers or graduate work in theory or musicology.

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  1. See the college advisement center to obtain information concerning official acceptance into a specific degree program.
  2. Complete the following lower-division music core courses:
  3. Complete one course from the following:
  4. Complete one of the following options:
    1. Instrumentalists and Classical Vocalists complete the following:
        MUSIC 260R : Performance Instruction. (.5-2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        MUSIC 260R : Performance Instruction. (.5-2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        PREREQUISITE: Music major status.
        DESCRIPTION: Private instruction and studio class.
        NOTE: From one to four hours of daily practice. Fee.

        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Woodwinds.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Harpsichord.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Organ.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Voice.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Trumpet.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Horn.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Trombone.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Tuba.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Percussion.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Piano.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Violin.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Viola.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Cello.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Harp.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Flute.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Oboe.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Clarinet.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Bassoon.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Saxophone.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Synthesizer.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Euphonium.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Brass and Percussion.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Strings.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: String Bass.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Guitar.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Contemporary Voice.
        Course Outcomes



          (8 hours).
    2. Contemporary Vocalists complete the following:
        MUSIC 161 : Voice Technique. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        MUSIC 161 : Voice Technique. (2:2:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Acceptance by audition to the School of Music.
        DESCRIPTION: Class instruction in voice technique.

        Course Outcomes


        MUSIC 260R : Performance Instruction. (.5-2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        MUSIC 260R : Performance Instruction. (.5-2:1:1)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring
        PREREQUISITE: Music major status.
        DESCRIPTION: Private instruction and studio class.
        NOTE: From one to four hours of daily practice. Fee.

        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Woodwinds.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Harpsichord.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Organ.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Voice.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Trumpet.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Horn.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Trombone.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Tuba.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Percussion.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Piano.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Violin.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Viola.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Cello.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Harp.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Flute.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Oboe.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Clarinet.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Bassoon.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Saxophone.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Synthesizer.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Euphonium.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Brass and Percussion.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Strings.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: String Bass.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Guitar.
        Course Outcomes
                   
        : Performance Instruction: Contemporary Voice.
        Course Outcomes



          (6 hours).
  5. Complete 4 hours of the following:
  6. Complete one hour of ensemble each semester for four semesters, including 2-3 hours from Category 1: Approved Large Ensembles (see General Information) and 1-2 hours from the following Category 2 ensembles:
  7. Complete the following upper-division music core courses:
  8. Complete the following:
  9. Complete one course from a GE Arts or Letters requirement outside music (in addition to the GE requirement) or one humanities course approved by faculty advisor.
  10. Complete a minimum of six credits from the following music elective courses. Select courses in consultation with faculty advisor.

    Note: Music 336R may be used for Requirements #6 or #10, but may not be double-counted in any given semester.

    Note: Students should register for the 400-level literature class that corresponds with Music 360R.

  11. Present a juried recital (Music 349) during the junior year.
      Recital: Enroll in Music 349 (0.0 credit hours) for the semester during which a recital is to be presented. Concurrent enrollment in appropriate performance instruction is required. A prerecital hearing is required at least three weeks before juried recitals. Contact the Harris Fine Arts Center Scheduling Office (D-359, south lobby of Pardoe Theatre) for further information.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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