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2015-16 Catalog 
2015-16 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, BA or BS

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Music majors receive a BA or BS in music by successfully completing the 67 credits required. The Core Curriculum provides students with a solid background in music theory, aural skills, music history, and solo and ensemble performance skills, while allowing ample credits for exploration of other academic disciplines or more specialized areas within the Music program. Students desiring intensive study in career-specific areas of music may take additional coursework in Music Instruction or Music Performance.  Students can also minor in Music.

Requirements for the Major

All music majors must:


Fulfill baccalaureate degree requirements.


Pass a new student audition on their major instrument. Students will have an opportunity to audition for the department during the department and scholarship auditions which take place in February, department auditions on the Friday before the first week of school in Fall term, or during department juries at the end of each term. Students are allowed three attempts to pass the new student audition.


Pass all sequential music theory and aural skills courses with a grade of C or better to continue.


Take the following until they have successfully completed the piano proficiency exam.


All music majors taking applied lessons (MUP 190–490) are required to perform before a jury at the end of each term.


Pass the continuation exam after the completion of all lower division course work for the Music degree.



Maintain a 2.75 GPA in music courses.


Pass ten terms of the 0-credit, P/NP Convocations/Concerts course. For transfer students, the number of terms required depends on the number of applied music credits transferred.


Complete the capstone experience. Students should consult their department advisor to determine the exact nature of their capstone experience.

Music Electives (Upper Division)

(9 credits)

Any 300/400 level MUP or MUS classes.

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