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Music BA

Admissions Procedures

All incoming and transfer students (including music minors) must perform an audition for the music faculty and take the Music Literacy Predictive Exam. Students who a) complete an acceptable performance audition, and b) complete the Exam will be granted Music Major status. Students who a) complete an audition that shows promise but is not yet acceptable, and b) complete the Exam will be granted Pre-Music Major Status. Pre-Music Majors will have one semester to improve performance skills for Music Major Status. Only Music Major, Pre-Major, and Music Minor status students will be allowed to enroll in MUS 119 Materials of Music I and MUS 121 Ear Training I. Only Music Majors and Music Minors will be allowed to enroll in MUS 120 Materials of Music II and MUS 122 Ear Training II.

Music BA
Course Number and TitleCredits
ENGL 101 Introduction to College Writing3
ENGL 102 Intro to College Writing and Research3
UF 100 Intellectual Foundations3
UF 200 Civic and Ethical Foundations3
DLM Mathematics3-4
DLN Natural, Physical, & Applied Sciences course with lab4
DLN Natural, Physical, and Applied Sciences course in a second field3-4
DLV MUS 100 Introduction to Music3
DLL Literature and Humanities3-4
DLS Social Sciences course3
DLS Social Sciences course in a second field3
MUS 119, 120, 219, 220 Materials of Music12
MUS 121, 122 221, 222 Ear Training4
CID MUS 202 Music Communications2
MUS 351 or MUS 353 Music History and Literature I or III3
MUS 352 History and Literature of Music II3
MUS-APL 10 Concert Class (8 semesters of Pass grade)0
MUS-APL 108, 109 Class Piano2
FF MUS-APL 445 BA Senior Recital (see course description for details) or FF MUS-APL 448 BA Senior Project (independent study terminal project under faculty supervision and with approval of the department chair in the areas of music theory, music history/literature, or music education. See course description for details.)1
MUS-ENS – Major Ensemble4
(Must study for at least one semester at the MUS-PRV 200-level.)4
Performance, theory, music education, or music history courses to support Senior Recital or Senior Project8
Upper-division electives to total 40 credits18-33
Electives to total 120 credits10-24
Total120