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2013-2015 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, BA


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The Music Program presents students with practical training in performance through specialized individual instruction, ensemble participation, and recitals. The required academic and elective courses enhance the student’s musical studies. Through the study of theory, history, and performance practices, students will be equipped to analyze and discuss various styles, composers, and historical contexts. Technology courses provide students with a foundation in practical computer applications. The Student will learn and understand how all facets of their musical studies are interrelated. On completion of the Music Program graduates will be qualified to pursue careers as teachers, performers, or continue further studies.

Music Curriculum


The following requirements must be met in order to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music.

Outline


The following outline of courses details the 123 credit hours required for the Bachelor of Arts in Music. Meeting graduation requirements is the responsibility of the student. Refer to the catalog for curricular specifics and a complete listing of required and elective courses and descriptions. Students must earn “C” or better in all “TEP” courses.

Plan of Study


University Requirements Transformative Education Program Core Competencies


Critical Thinking (6)

Wellness (10)

And 2 (1) Activity Courses

Note: Marching Band may be used for PE Activity Courses.

  • PE (1)
  • PE (1)
  • Wellness (3)
Civic Engagement (3) ¹

¹ MUS 469 - Internship  or TEP Course from another discipline.

STEM & Quantitative Literacy (10)

Servant Leadership (3)

Teamwork (3)

Innovation & Creativity (3)

Artistic Literacy (3) +

+NOTE: Outside the Major

Global Perspective (3)

Major Requirements including TEP Major Hours (61 hours)


Students must earn a “C” or higher in ALL courses in the major. Students must enroll in an ensemble in each semester of residence. Vocal majors must select Choir. Instrumental majors must select Band. Piano majors may select either band or choir.

Ensemble (8)

  • MUS (1)
  • MUS (1)
  • MUS (1)
  • MUS (1)
  • MUS (1)
  • MUS (1)
  • MUS (1)
  • MUS (1)
Applied Studies (10): Instrument

  • MUS (1)
  • MUS (1)
  • MUS (1)
  • MUS (1)
  • MUS (1)
  • MUS (1)
  • MUS (1)
  • MUS (1)
  • MUS - Basic Conducting (2)
Fundamental Keyboard Studies (4)

Student must pass Piano Proficiency Exam to fulfill the keyboard studies requirement.

Theoretical & Aural Studies (15)

*Required for students with less than 80% on music proficiency exam. Credit may be used as a free elective.

History & Literature Studies (12)

Technological Studies (3)

  • See TEP
Major Electives (9)

Take 1 course at each level: 200, 300 & 400

  • MUS (3)
  • MUS (3)
  • MUS (3)
Free Electives (4)

Capstone (3)

Degree Totals


  Required  
FYE 102   2  
University TEP 77  
TEP Major Hours 21  
Major Hours 40  
Free Electives 4  

Total Degree Hours: 123


Course Sequence


Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


First Semester


Total Credits: 17

Second Semester


Total Credits: 17

Junior Year


First Semester


Total Credits: 15

Second Semester


Total Credits: 13

Senior Year


First Semester


Total Credits: 12

Second Semester


  • WEL - Any Wellness Course (3)
  • (3)
  • Free Elective (4)
  • MUS - Individual Lesson (1)
  • MUS - Ensemble (1)
  • (ART, THE, FIM, or ENGL) - Any Artistic Literacy Course (3)
Total Credits: 15

Total Degree Hours: 123


Transformation Education Program Acronyms


WC: Written  Communication OC: Oral Communication
FL: Foreign Language & Sign Language AW: Advanced Writing
CT: Critical Thinking ID: Identity
WEL: Wellness SCL: Science with Lab
QL: Math TECH: Computer Technology
CE: Civic Engagement GP: Global Perspective
SL: Servant Leadership TW: Teamwork
IC: Innovation & Creativity AL: Artistic Literacy
CAP: Capstone  

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