Music, Bachelor of Arts - MUS

Major Requirements (39 Hours)

The following courses, and the Instrument/Voice and Ensemble applied areas are required.

Required Core Courses
MUS 100Recital Forum0
MUS 181Theory I: Fundamentals of Music3
MUS 182Theory II: Diatonic Materials3
MUS 182LTheory II Lab1
MUS 209Digital Media in Music3
MUS 271Music History I: Antiquity–17503
MUS 272Music History II: 1750–Present3
MUS 275Global Music3
or MUS 243 Latin American and Latino Popular Music
MUS 281Theory III: Chromatic Materials3
MUS 281LTheory III Lab1
MUS 282Theory IV: 20th Century Materials; Form Analysis3
MUS 282LTheory IV Lab1
MUS 365Conducting I2
MUS 495Senior Seminar in Music2
Applied Areas
Instrument/Voice:
Select a minimum of two hours and two semesters of the following on the same instrument:2
Piano
Piano
Piano
Piano
Organ
Organ
Organ
Organ
Harpsichord
Harpsichord
Harpsichord
Harpsichord
Voice
Voice
Voice
Voice
Violin
Violin
Violin
Violin
Viola
Viola
Viola
Viola
Cello
Cello
Cello
Cello
Double Bass
Double Bass
Double Bass
Double Bass
Percussion
Percussion
Percussion
Percussion
Flute
Flute
Flute
Flute
Oboe
Oboe
Oboe
Oboe
Clarinet
Clarinet
Clarinet
Clarinet
Bassoon
Bassoon
Bassoon
Bassoon
Saxophone
Saxophone
Saxophone
Saxophone
Trumpet
Trumpet
Trumpet
Trumpet
French Horn
French Horn
French Horn
French Horn
Trombone
Trombone
Trombone
Trombone
Baritone Horn
Baritone Horn
Baritone Horn
Baritone Horn
Tuba
Tuba
Tuba
Tuba
Harp
Harp
Harp
Harp
Guitar
Guitar
Guitar
Guitar
Class Piano:
Select a minimum of two hours and two semesters of the following:2
Class Piano - Proficiency
Ensemble:
Select a minimum of three hours and three semesters of the following: 13
Collegiate Choir
Women's Choir
Madrigal Singers
String Ensemble
Concert Band
Bell Ensemble
Chamber Music:
Select a minimum of one hour and one semester of the following:1
Chamber Music Experience
Total Credits39

Advanced Writing Proficiency

The Advanced Writing Proficiency in Music will encompass a portfolio of writing samples
to include:

  1. A research paper written for a Music History class.
  2. Another writing assignment of the student’s choice from a music class. 
  3. The writing component from the Senior Comprehensive.
  4. A composition, arrangement, or transcription in computer notation.

Senior Comprehensive

The Music Senior Comprehensive is a capstone project that can take one of several forms:

For Music Education Majors:

  • The student teaching portfolio, with the addition of a teaching philosophy statement
  • A teaching demonstration

For B.A. Music Majors, some possibilities include:

  • A lecture recital
  • A composition or arranging project
  • An ethnography project
  • A research or analysis project

Each Senior Comprehensive will have a writing component and a presentation component based on the individual project. The writing component for Music Education majors will be a sample from the student teaching portfolio. For the B.A. Majors it could be lecture notes, program notes, a musical analysis, or a research paper.