Dec 02, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Music Major, B.M.


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The Bachelor of Music degree prepares students for further graduate studies or for careers as performers, composers, or private studio teachers. Concentrations are available in performance and composition. To be admitted to this program, students must demonstrate the capability of developing a high level of musicianship. For admission to the performance concentration, students must pass the music performance audition upon completion of MUS 1720 - Private Instruction II . For admission to the composition concentration, students must pass a review of their composition portfolio upon completion of MUS 3650 - Basic Techniques of Composition .

A grade of "C-" or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the Bachelor's degree. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required. The Bachelor of Music does not require a minor.

Core Requirements


The following courses are required for all music majors:

Woodwinds, Brass, Strings, and Percussion Performance Concentrations


Core Requirements (see above)32
Specific Degree Requirements27


Concentration7
Ensembles12
General Studies33
Electives9
Total hours required120*

*Must include the 3-credit hour multicultural requirement.

Specific Degree Requirements


Concentration: 7 credits


Select one of the following concentrations:

Woodwind, Brass, String, or Percussion Concentration


Strings Concentration

Piano, Organ, and Guitar Performance Concentration


Core Requirements (see above)32
Specific Degree Requirements27


Concentration9
Ensembles12
General Studies33
Electives7
Total hours required120*

*Must include the 3-credit hour multicultural requirement.

Specific Degree Requirements

Piano Concentration


Organ Concentration


Ensembles: 12 credits


Students must complete 12 credits of ensembles.

Piano Concentration


Organ Concentration


Guitar Concentration


Woodwind, Brass, and Percussion Concentration


General Studies Requirements


Voice Performance Concentration


Core Requirements (see above)32
Specific Degree Requirements27


Ensembles12
Voice Performance Concentration11
General Studies35
Elective3
Total Semester Hours Required120*

 *Must include the 3-credit multicultural requirement.

Specific Degree Requirements: 27 credits


Ensembles: 12 credits


One Hour:


Voice Performance Concentration: 11 credits


General Studies: 35 credits


Select one of the following to meet the General Studies Arts and Humanities requirement:

Jazz and American Improvised Music Performance Concentration


Core Requirements (see above)32
Specific Degree Requirements39
Secondary Performance Area2
Ensembles12
General Studies33
Electives2


Total Semester Hours Required120*

*Must include the 3-credit multicultural requirement.

Note:


*Students must enroll during each semester of individual instruction and complete the requirement with a "Satisfactory" grade in order to be eligible to continue to enroll in individual instruction.

Secondary Performance Area*: 2 credits


Select two credits from one of the following areas:

Notes:


*Students enrolling in MUS 1710 must concurrently enroll in MUS 0020, Recital Attendance, and the major ensemble for the lesson area.

**Students in the Jazz and American Improvised Music Performance concentration may fulfill this requirement through classical study on the same instrument.

Ensembles: 12 credits


General Studies: 33 credits


Composition Concentration


Core Requirements (see above)32
Specific Degree Requirements43
Ensembles9
General Studies33
Electives3
Total hours required120*

* Must include the 3-credit hour multicultural requirement.

Note:


*Students must enroll during each semester of individual instruction, and complete the requirement with a "Satisfactory" grade in order to be eligible to continue to enroll in individual instruction.

Ensembles: 9 credits


​ Students choose a major ensemble that corresponds to their primary instrument. 

One Hour:


One Hour:


One Hour:


General Studies: 33 credits


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