Department of Music

Programs of Study

The Department of Music's various degree programs and courses of study provide students with opportunities to acquire practicing and rehearsing skills while mastering performance technique through intimate ensemble experiences that encourage a closer association with audiences. And in addition to learning to produce their own concerts, develop private studios, and record performances, students learn to understand and appreciate various kinds of music, comprehend their relationships to culture, education and history, and acquire a disciplinary knowledge of history, repertoire, pedagogy, and technology. With a degree in music from Benedictine, students are equipped with the skills and confidence necessary for success in any music career.

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The Department offers programs of study in Music and Music Education. Students who wish to major or minor in either of these areas must satisfy the associated entrance requirements.


Music

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The Bachelor of Arts degree in Music emphasizes the performance and study of music. Music majors must complete at least 49 credit hours in music courses in performance, history, literature, and theory. Students are also required to perform a music jury each semester.

Students minoring in music are required to take a minimum of 22 credit hours of coursework in music; additionally, all music minors are required to perform a music jury each semester.

Entrance requirements for the major and minor in Music
  • Audition for the department to show competencies in solo performance, scales and sight-reading.
  • Take a music entrance exam in theory, keyboard, and aural skills.
 
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Music Education

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The major in Music Education is a comprehensive program of study that fulfills the requirements needed to earn an Illinois professional education license with an endorsement in music (grades K-12). In addition to completing required coursework in music and education, students pursuing a degree in music education are required to perform a music jury each semester. The Music Education Program works closely with Benedictine's Department of Education.

Entrance requirements for the major in Music Education
  • Audition for the department to show competencies in solo performance, scales and sight-reading.
  • Take a music entrance exam in theory, keyboard, and aural skills.
 
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