Bachelor of Arts Music Major
The bachelor of arts degree with a major in music is designed to produce a competent, broadly trained musician capable of professional activity or of graduate study. Entrance to the major in music is based upon a demonstration of sufficient musical talent and training to pursue a study of music. An audition is required for admission to all music degree programs, including the Bachelor of Arts music major. Please see the audition information site for application and audition information.
The major in music consists of ten courses distributed as follows:
- Theory of Music (MUSC 200, 201, 202)
- Music and Culture (MUSC 252, 253, 249 or another course in world music)
Two additional courses chosen from advanced theory, history, and solo performance, or any additional music course approved by the adviser. A minimum of eight semesters of private lessons is required.
Bachelor of arts majors in music are expected to participate in one or more of the vocal or instrumental performing organizations of the music department for all semesters in residence. All students, regardless of degree program, must attend a minimum of ten approved recitals/performances each semester, for a total of six semesters, in order to satisfy degree requirements.
All students, regardless of degree program, must satisfy requirements of the College Core Curriculum. All music degree programs require 13 credits of College Core Curriculum courses. Bachelor of Arts students will meet the three intellectual competency goals (writing, speaking, and information literacy) within core coursework required for all degree programs.