May 29, 2020  
2016-17 Catalog 
2016-17 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, Bachelor of Music

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The Bachelor of Music is a professional degree program with a disciplinary foundation oriented toward advanced development of general musicianship allied with competence in an area of specialization. The program’s focus is to prepare students to express the highest level of musical artistry and creativity and for careers in the performing arts.  Students who seek the Bachelor of Music degree will specialize in one of two areas: performance or music education.

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 MUS 292  until they have successfuly 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 (MUS 300  ) 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 (MUS 400  ).  Students should consult their department advisor to determine the exact nature of their capstone experience.


Complete the requirements for either the Performance or Music Education concentration.

Music Core

(75 credits)

The core program for all Bachelor of Music students is as follows:

Bachelor of Music Concentrations

Bachelor of Music students must choose one of two areas of concentration:  Performance Concentration, or Music Education Concentration.

Performance Concentration

The Performance Concentration requires an additional 48 credits beyond the Music Core:

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