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BA in Music Curriculum

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Majors need to take 6 credits of Ensembles
MUS999 must be taken every semester

Audition Required

The Major for the B.A. in Music

Course Number Course Name Credit
MUS 101 Music Skills (may be exempt by examination) 3
MUS 104, 203, 204, 304 Musicianship I, II, III, IV 3,3,3,3
MUS 302 Composition, Orchestration and Arranging 3
MUS 305, 306W, 405 Music Connections I, II, III 3,3,3
MUS 381 Instrumental Conducting and Procedures 2
MUS 382 Choral Conducting and Procedures 2
MUS 105, 106 Piano Class I, II (may be exempt by examination) 1,1
MUS 125, 126 Voice Class I,II (may be exempt by examination) 1,1
MUS 438 Music Career Management (Music Education students are exempt) 2
MUS 440 Senior Recital 0
Subtotal Credits Hours: 34-43

General Concentration:

Course Number Course Name Credit
Applied Major (Private lessons in student’s performing medium) 8
Music electives 6
MUS 999 Music Recital and Repertory 0
Subtotal Credits Hours: 14
Total Credit Hours: 50-57

Note: Voice majors must take Vocal Diction: Italian, Latin, and English, German, and French to satisfy four credits of music electives

Music Education Concentration:

All Music Education Concentration students must elect SPA 101-102 for satisfaction of the Core Curriculum Language requirement for the Bachelor of Arts. Refer to the Education section for additional requirements and information.

Course Number Course Name Credit
Applied Major (Private lessons in student’s performing medium) 14
MUS 137, 138 Vocal Diction I, II (Vocal Majors only) 1,1
MUS 173, 173L, 174, 174L String Instruments I, II with Labs 1,1
MUS 237, 238 Vocal Diction III, IV (Vocal Majors only) 1,1
MUS 250 Music in World Cultures 3
MUS 273, 273L, 274, 274L Woodwind Instruments I, II with Labs 1,1
MUS 333, 334 Elementary/ Secondary Music Methods and Materials 3,3
MUS 371, 371L, 372, 372L Brass Instruments I,II with Labs 1,1
MUS 473, 473L Percussion Instruments and Lab 1
Subtotal Credit Hours: 30

Professional Related Courses:

Course Number Course Name Credit
EDU 200 Social and Philosophical Foundations of Modern Education 3
EDU 201 Introduction to Special Education 3
EDU 205 Child Development or 3
EDU 209 Adolescent Development 3
EDU 211 Educational Psychology 3
EDU 301 Evaluation and Assessment of Students in Inclusive Settings 3
EDU 384 Inclusive Education 3
EDU 403 Reading Strategies for Middle and Secondary Content Area 3
EDU 410 Student Teaching 12
EDU 412 Teaching English as a Second Language 3
EDU 420 Practicum 3
Subtotal Credit Hours: 39
Total Credit Hours: 103-110

NOTE: Music Education Concentration may require an extra semester due to student teaching requirements. Also, please refer to the Education Department section of the catalog for additional requirements and information.

Church Music Concentration

Course Number Course Name Credit
Applied Major (Private lessons in student’s performing medium. Voice Majors take MUS 137, 138, 237, 238 plus 12 credits of voice lessons) 16
Applied Minor (Private lessons in student’s secondary performing medium) 4
MUS 351 Church Music Repertoire 2
MUS 352 The Philosophy and Administration of Music Ministry 2
MUS 411 The History and Practice of Christian Worship 2
MUS 412 Hymnology 2
MUS 415 Graded Choir Methods and Materials 2
MUS 441, 442 Church Music Internship I, II 1,1
Subtotal Credit Hours: 32

Professional Related Courses:

Course Number Course Name Credit
THEO 210 Foundations of Christian Spirituality 3
THEO 240 Theological Thinking (or equivalent) 3
THEO Theological Studies elective 3
Subtotal Credit Hours: 9
Total Credit Hours: 77-84

Composition/Electronic Music Concentration

Course Number Course Name Credit
MUS 145 Electronic Music 2
MUS 223, 224 Composition I, II 2,2
MUS 323, 324 Composition III, IV 2,2
MUS 423, 424 Composition V, VI 2,2
MUS 434 Writing for Instruments 3
MUS 438 Music Career Management 2
MUS 461, 462 Apprenticeship I, II 1,1
Subtotal Credit Hours: 21
Total Credit Hours: 57-64

Performance Music Concentration

(This concentration requires the successful completion of an audition near the end of the second semester of private study).

Course Number Course Name Credit
Applied Major (Private lessons in student’s performing medium. Voice majors take MUS 137, 138, 237, 238, plus 18 credits of voice lessons) 22
MUS 340 Junior Recital 0
MUS 157, 158 Chamber Music 1,1
MUS 437 Pedagogy and Literature 2
Subtotal Credit Hours: 26
Total Credit Hours: 105-112

 

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