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BA in Music Curriculum

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Majors need to take 6 credits of Ensembles
MUSI 999 must be taken every semester

Audition Required

The Major for the B.A. in Music

Course Number Course Name Credit
MUSI 101 Music Skills (may be exempt by examination) 3
MUSI 104, 203, 204, 304 Musicianship I, II, III, IV 3,3,3,3
MUSI 302 Composition, Orchestration and Arranging 3
MUSI 305, 306W, 405 Music Connections I, II, III 3,3,3
MUSI 381 Instrumental Conducting and Procedures 2
MUSI 382 Choral Conducting and Procedures 2
MUSI 105, 106 Piano Class I, II (may be exempt by examination) 1,1
MUSI 125, 126 Voice Class I,II (may be exempt by examination) 1,1
MUSI 438 Music Career Management (Music Education students are exempt) 2
MUSI 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
MUSI 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 SPAN 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
MUSI 137, 138 Vocal Diction I, II (Vocal Majors only) 1,1
MUSI 173, 173L, 174, 174L String Instruments I, II with Labs 1,1
MUSI 237, 238 Vocal Diction III, IV (Vocal Majors only) 1,1
MUSI 250 Music in World Cultures 3
MUSI 273, 273L, 274, 274L Woodwind Instruments I, II with Labs 1,1
MUSI 333, 334 Elementary/ Secondary Music Methods and Materials 3,3
MUSI 371, 371L, 372, 372L Brass Instruments I,II with Labs 1,1
MUSI 473, 473L Percussion Instruments and Lab 1
Subtotal Credit Hours: 30

Professional Related Courses:

Course Number Course Name Credit
EDUC 200 Social and Philosophical Foundations of Modern Education 3
EDUC 201 Introduction to Special Education 3
EDUC 205 Child Development or 3
EDUC 209 Adolescent Development 3
EDUC 211 Educational Psychology 3
EDUC 301 Evaluation and Assessment of Students in Inclusive Settings 3
EDUC 384 Inclusive Education 3
EDUC 403 Reading Strategies for Middle and Secondary Content Area 3
EDUC 410 Student Teaching 12
EDUC 412 Teaching English as a Second Language 3
EDUC 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
MUSI 351 Church Music Repertoire 2
MUSI 352 The Philosophy and Administration of Music Ministry 2
MUSI 411 The History and Practice of Christian Worship 2
MUSI 412 Hymnology 2
MUSI 415 Graded Choir Methods and Materials 2
MUSI 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
MUSI 145 Electronic Music 2
MUSI 223, 224 Composition I, II 2,2
MUSI 323, 324 Composition III, IV 2,2
MUSI 423, 424 Composition V, VI 2,2
MUSI 434 Writing for Instruments 3
MUSI 438 Music Career Management 2
MUSI 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 MUSI 137, 138, 237, 238, plus 18 credits of voice lessons) 22
MUSI 340 Junior Recital 0
MUSI 157, 158 Chamber Music 1,1
MUSI 437 Pedagogy and Literature 2
Subtotal Credit Hours: 26
Total Credit Hours: 105-112

 

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