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College of Arts and Sciences > Visual & Performing Arts > Music > Requirements

Music Major and Minor Degrees

Bachelor of Arts in Music (B.A)

Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Concentration in Music Education (B.A. with licensure)

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music with a Concentration in Music Composition (B.F.A.)

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music with a Concentration in Vocal Performance (B.F.A.)

Minor in General Music

Minor in Music Technology and Composition

 



Bachelor of Arts in Music (B.A.)

Required core: 41 credit hours
Mus 100 Intro to Music (3)
Mus 101 Rudiments of Music (3)
Mus 201 Class Piano 1 (1)
Mus 202 Class Piano 2 (1)
Mus 208 Class Piano 3 (1)
Mus 210 Functional Piano (1)
Mus 211 Theory 1 (3)
Mus 213 Theory 2 (3)
Mus 231 Aural Skills 1 (1)
Mus 232 Aural Skills 2 (1)
Mus 244 Sight Singing (3)
Mus 260 Recital Attendance (0) (4 semesters required)
Mus 311 Western Art Music to 1750 (3)
Mus 312 Western Art Music since 1750 (3)
Mus 322 Choral Conducting (3)
Mus 323 Instrumental Conducting (3)
Mus 331 Theory 3 (3)
Mus 332 Theory 4 (3)
Mus 333 Aural Skills 3 (1)
Mus 360 Half Recital (1)*
Mus 469 Recital Attendance (0) (3-4 semesters required) 

*Instructor's permission and applied music required
Core Total: 41 credit hours

Note: All B.A. and B.F.A. students must pass the Keyboard Proficiency Examination. Piano Classes 1, 2, 3, and Functional Piano prepare students for the exam, which occurs around the ninth week of the spring semester. Additionally, applied piano may be helpful; however, these courses will not substitute for passing the Keyboard Proficiency Examination.

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Bachelor of Arts in Music with a Concentration in Music Education 

Required Core: 41 credits (bachelor of arts courses)
Additional requirements: 24 credits
Mus 251 Applied Music (4)*
Mus 283 Ensemble (4)**
Mus 350 Multicultural Approaches in Music Ed (3)
Mus 383 Ensemble (3)**
Mus 425 Instrumental Tech (4)
Mus 451 Applied Music (4)*
Mus 470 Full Recital (2) 

*Four semesters of approved 251 lessons and four semesters of approved 451 lessons
**Four semesters of approved 282 ensembles and three semesters of approved 383 ensembles 

Total Credit Hours: 65 credits

Please note that music education majors must choose a minor in secondary education through the School of Education. Students begin integration between music and education minor as early as their sophomore year. Students choose a primary area of study in voice and/or instrumental areas. It is highly recommended that music education students regularly consult with advisors in both music and education. The music education degree is a five year program that conforms to the state requirements for licensure.

Note: All B.A. and B.F.A. students must pass the Keyboard Proficiency Examination. Piano classes 1, 2, 3, and functional piano prepare students for the exam, which occurs around the ninth week of the spring semester. Additionally, applied piano may be helpful; however, these courses will not substitute for passing the Keyboard Proficiency Examination.
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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music with a Concentration in Music Composition (B.F.A.) 

Required Core: 41 credits (bachelor of arts courses)
Additional Required Courses: 19 credits.
Mus 251 Applied Music (4)*
Mus 220 Music Technology (3)
Mus 410 Form & Analysis (3)
Mus 426 Orchestration (3)
Mus 451 Applied Music (4)*
Mus 470 Full Recital (2)
Electives: six credit hours chosen from the following:
Mus 244 Sight Singing (3)
Mus 2/476 Musical Theater (2)
Mus 425 Instrumental Tech (4)
Mus 471 History of Jazz (3) 

*Four semesters of approved 251 lessons and four semesters of approved 451 lessons 

Major Total: 66 credit hours 

Note: All B.A. and B.F.A. students must pass the Keyboard Proficiency Examination. Piano classes 1, 2, 3, and functional piano prepare students for the exam, which occurs around the ninth week of the spring semester. Additionally, applied piano may be helpful; however, these courses will not substitute for passing the Keyboard Proficiency Examination. Composition and theory majors must participate in a weekly Composition Seminar.
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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music with a Concentration in Vocal Performance (B.F.A.) 

Required Core: 41 credits (bachelor of arts courses)
Additional Required Courses: 26 credits
Mus 244 Sight Singing (3)
Mus 251 Applied Music (4) *
Mus 283 Ensemble (4) **
Mus 320 Diction for Singers (2)
Mus 383 Ensemble (4)**
Mus 412 History of Opera (3)
Mus 451 Applied Music (4) *
Mus 470 Full Recital (2)

*Four semesters of approved 251 lessons and four semesters of approved 451 lessons
**Four semesters of approved 282 ensembles and four semesters of approved 383 ensembles

Electives, 1 of 2:
Choose eight credits from the following list:
Mus 244 Sight Singing (3)
Mus 350 Multicultural Approaches in Music Education (3)
Mus 425 Instrumental Tech (4)
Mus 426 Orchestration (3)
Mus 471 History of Jazz (3)

Electives, 2 of 2:
Choose five credits from the following list:
Mus 220 Music Technology 1 (3)
Mus 2/476 Musical Theater (2)
Mus 410 Form & Analysis (3)

Major Total: 80 credit hours

Note: All B.A. and B.F.A. students must pass the Keyboard Proficiency Examination. Piano classes 1, 2, 3, and functional piano prepare students for the exam, which occurs around the ninth week of the spring semester. Additionally, applied piano may be helpful; however, these courses will not substitute for passing the Keyboard Proficiency Examination.
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Minor in General Music

This minor is for students who are majoring in fields other than music. This minor is not appropriate for students majoring in music performance, music composition, or music education.

Required courses: 24 credit hours
Mus 100 Intro to Music (3)
Mus 101 Rudiments of Music (3)
Mus 201 Class Piano 1 (1)
Mus 202 Class Piano 2 (1)
Mus 211 Theory 1 (3)
Mus 213 Theory 2 (3)
Mus 231 Aural Skills 1 (1)
Mus 232 Aural Skills 2 (1)
Mus 251 Applied Music (2)*
Mus 260 Recital Attendance (0) (2 semesters required)
Mus 283 Ensemble (2)**
Mus 383 Ensemble (2)**
Mus 451 Applied Music (2)*
Mus 469 Recital Attendance (0) (2 semesters required)

*Two semesters of approved 251 lessons and two semesters of approved 451 lessons
**Two semesters of approved 282 ensembles and two semesters of approved 383 ensembles

Minor Total: 24 credit hours 

Note: Recommended major degrees include business marketing, management, or finance, media arts, film, video, and literature.
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Minor in Music Technology and Composition

Additional Required Courses: 24 credits
Mus 100 Introduction to Music (3)
Mus 101 Rudiments of Music (3)
Mus 201 Class Piano 1 (1)
Mus 202 Class Piano 2 (1)
Mus 211 Theory 1 (3)
Mus 213 Theory 2 (3)
Mus 220 Music Technology (3) (may be repeated for credit)
Mus 231 Aural Skills 1 (1)
Mus 232 Aural Skills 2 (1)
Mus 251 Applied Music (2) *
Mus 260 Recital Attendance (0) (two semesters required)
Mus 360 Half Recital (1)
Mus 451 Applied Music (2)*
Mus 469 Recital Attendance (0) (two semesters required)

*Two semesters of approved 251 lessons and two semesters of approved 451 lessons

Electives:
Choose three credits from the following list:
Mus 425 Instrumental Tech (3)
Mus 426 Orchestration (3)

Minor Total: 27 hours 
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