Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

School of Music

Music, Bachelor of Arts


Academic Information

This degree builds on a strong set of core requirements, then sends students through a well orchestrated curriculum that includes private lessons, a performance exam, and major ensemble experience.

This program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

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College of Arts and Letters

School of Music

Music, Bachelor of Arts


Careers

What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Arts in Music?

Try to imagine a world without music. Can you? It's with good reason that music is called the universal language. For most of us, it's a never-ending inspiration-the soundtrack of our lives. If you're inspired to compose a life in music, then one of our programs could be the perfect prelude.

We provide a thriving environment for performance, study, and creation, and work to develop well-rounded musicians equipped to become successful teachers and accomplished performers. You will receive intensive private instruction with faculty musicians, plenty of performance experience, and strong academic preparation for traveling your musical path. You'll be exposed to a comprehensive curriculum, which includes music theory, music history, and applied lessons on all instruments. The School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Note: If you want to major in Music, you must apply and be accepted to the School of Music's program in addition to being admitted to the university.

Career opportunities that might be pursued:
  • Education
  • Collegiate band
  • Horn ensemble
  • Jazz band

With further education, one of these paths is possible:
  • Choir director
  • Conductor
  • Music therapist
  • University professor

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

School of Music

Music, Bachelor of Arts


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Arts and Letters

School of Music

Music, Bachelor of Arts


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

Minimum Units for Completion 120
Major GPA C
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 114
Additional Admission Requirements Required
Emphasis, Minor, Certificate Required
Foreign Language Required
Research Required
University Honors Program Optional
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Student Learning Outcomes

Students receiving an undergraduate degree in music will demonstrate:                                                                                                                                                                

  1. Continuing Musical Growth and Independence in the following ways:
                                                             
  1. Application of Musicianship Skills in performance, teaching and/or critical analysis of music including:
 
  1. Analysis of and the ability to apply understanding to enhance students’ performance, teaching, and/or critical analysis of Tonal and Post-Tonal Musical Works and Topics through discussion of the following elements of music:
 
  1. Knowledge of the Historical and Cultural Contexts of Western and non-Western Music including:
 
  1. Knowledge and Application of Research Materials, Critical Thinking Skills, and Writing Skills
 
  1. Synthesis of Learning Experiences
 
  1. Integration of content knowledge and skills into analytical frameworks, including an explication of how the following elements complement and enhance areas of music:
 
  1. Advanced research and writing skills within music and allied disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including the ability to:
 
  1. The ability to think, speak, and write clearly and effectively and to communicate with precision, cogency, and rhetorical force in music theory, historical musicology, and ethnomusicology
 
  1. The capacity to explain and defend views effectively and rationally.

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College of Arts and Letters

School of Music

Music, Bachelor of Arts


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Additional Admission Requirements
Major Requirements
Minor Requirements
Foreign Language Requirement
General Electives
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College of Arts and Letters

School of Music

Music, Bachelor of Arts


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