Department of Music

The Major in Music

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 playing instruments

Entrance requirements for the Bachelor of Arts 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.

Required major and cognate courses

  • 100-level courses: MUSI 101 (3), MUSI 102 (3), MUSI 112 (1), MUSI 113 (1), MUSI 194 (1), MUSI 195 (1)
  • 200-level courses: MUSI 201 (3), MUSI 202 (3), MUSI 205 (3), MUSI 206 (3), MUSI 212 (1), MUSI 213 (1), 200-level Applied Music (4)
  • 300-level courses: senior recital (MUSI 350) (2), MUSI 365 (3), 300-level Applied Music (2), 300-level music electives
  • Ensembles (6)
  • Internship (2)
  • Students must also complete at least six credit hours in a secondary language.