Dec 01, 2023
The BA in Music Theory will allow students to pursue the Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in music theory. This will allow students to pursue a degree that will focus on the analysis and formal structure of music. No minor outside of the music department is required.
Core Requirements - 32 credits
The following courses are required for all students in the Extended BA in music theory.
Specific Degree Requirements - 25 credits
Additional courses required for the degree.
Additional Required Courses - 4 credits
Students are to select four credits from the following classes.
Ensembles - 6 credits
Students enrolled in private lessons must enroll in the appropriate major ensemble during each semester of individual instruction and must complete the requirement with a grade of “C-” or better in order to remain eligible to continue to enroll in individual instruction.
Choose five hours from the following:
- MUS 3828 - Jazz Ensemble Credits: 1
- MUS 3829 - Jazz Combo Credits: 1
For students whose primary instrument is a jazz instrument, the major ensemble is MUS 3828: Jazz Ensemble or MUS 3829: Jazz Chamber Ensemble, as assigned by the Director of Jazz Studies.
- MUS 3820 - Chorale Credits: 1
- MUS 3821 - University Treble Choir Credits: 1
- MUS 3822 - University Basso Choir Credits: 1
For students whose primary instrument is voice, the major ensemble is choir· (MUS 3820: Chorale, MUS 3821: Women’s Choir, or MUS 3822: Men’s Choir) as assigned by the Director of Choral Activities.
- MUS 3824 - Symphonic Band Credits: 1
- MUS 3825 - Wind Ensemble Credits: 1
For students whose primary instrument is woodwinds, brass, or percussion, the major ensemble is band (MUS 3825: Wind Ensemble or MUS 3824: Symphonic Band) as assigned by the Director of Band Activities.
- MUS 3817 - String Sinfonietta Credits: 1
- MUS 3827 - Symphony Orchestra Credits: 1
For students whose primary instrument is strings, the major ensemble is orchestra (MUS 3817: String Sinfonietta or MUS 3827: Symphony Orchestra), as assigned by the Director of Orchestral Activities.
- MUS 3830 - Guitar Ensemble Credits: 1
For students whose primary instrument is guitar, the major ensemble is MUS 3830: Guitar Ensemble.
- MUS 3819 - Chamber Music Credits: 1
Ensembles: Primary instrument in Piano and Organ
Choose Two Hours from the Following
General Studies–33 credits
The following general studies courses are required. Additional general studies requirements will be stipulated in accordance with the General Studies section of this catalog.
Total hours for Extended Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory–120 credits