May 23, 2024  
CURRENT 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
CURRENT 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Music, BA

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Total number of hours for the program: 120.

To major in music, students must pass an audition in the principal performance area and take a music aptitude examination. Based on the audition and examination, MUS 105, 108, and 118 may be required. These courses do not count toward degree requirements. If a student fails MUS 108 or MUS 118 twice, the student shall be ineligible to continue in a music program.

All music majors must pass a public recital in the last semester of principal applied lessons before a degree will be granted. Courses taken to meet the large ensemble requirement must reflect the applied study area; only one will count per semester. All wind and percussion majors in the BA program must include a minimum of one semester in marching band.

Liberal Studies Hours (42 hours)

Liberal Studies Program Requirements  

Major Requirements (48 hours)

Take eight hours of Applied Music courses in one of the following combinations:

  • Two semesters (each) of MUS 107 (2, R6) and MUS 207 (2, R6)
  • Two semesters (each) of MUS 106 (1, R3), 206 (1, R3), 306 (1, R3), 406 (1, R3) 
  • Any combination of the above as approved by the student’s advisor

Students should take all of the following:

Additional Requirements (30 hours)

To complete the program, 30 hours, including a minimum of four hours at the junior/senior level and six hours of a foreign language, are required.

One of the following options must be completed:

Minor, Second Major, or Approved Program

The choice of minor, second major, or approved program will determine the number of general elective and upper-level hours needed to meet the minimum 120 hours required for the degree.


Music Industry Option (30 hours)

General Electives

Additional general electives may be necessary to meet the minimum 120 hours for the degree if courses required for the degree are also used to meet Liberal Studies requirements.

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