Department of Music

The Department of Music offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Music, Bachelor of Music degree with a major/minor in Music, and a Bachelor of Music Education. All three music programs emphasize the development of musical knowledge and associated performance skills in all music students. The Department of Music has a three-fold mission of course-offerings including service to the music major, service to the non-music major (including the music minor), and service to the community. The Bachelor of Arts degree in Music provides a music degree which will be combined with a minor course study which will prepare the student for careers in music not including teaching or graduate music study. The Bachelor of Music degree is a professional degree which is a major/minor course study preparing the music graduate to be a music performer or to be prepared for further graduate music study. The Bachelor of Music Education degree prepares the music graduate to be certified as a music educator in either band, orchestra, or choir at the public school level. The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music Degrees have received full NASM Accreditation. The Bachelor of Music Education has attained NASM Final Plan Approval. The Department of Music also offers a defined minor in music for those students who already have a different degree major. The Department of Music additionally serves the non-music major through performance opportunities in its university ensembles, general education course offerings and individual skill development. Concert performances and recitals provide music students the opportunity to refine their performance skills as well as enabling the Department of Music the opportunity to fulfill its outreach mission to its constituents in the surrounding area.


BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE
MAJOR IN MUSIC (160)

REQUIREMENTSHOURS
I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The BA in Music program requires specific courses for meeting General Education requirements in humanities:

Humanities – MUSC 1413

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II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

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III. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

MUSC 1000 Concert/Recital Attendance (7 semesters);

Band/Choir/Accomp./Orch. Guitar Ens (8 semesters);

MUSC 1413, MUSC 1423, MUSC 2312, MUSC 2332, MUSC 3313, MUSC 3333, MUSC 3513, MUSC 3523, MUSC 3612;

Major Lesson Field 8 hours (minimum 2 hours at 4000 level);

Piano (4 hours) (unless Proficiency is met); MUSC 4900.

(All music majors (B.A. Degree) must pass a junior standing examination and a keyboard proficiency examination before their junior year.)

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IV. MINOR REQUIREMENTS 18
V. ELECTIVES TO COMPLETE 124 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION


BACHELOR OF MUSIC DEGREE
MAJOR IN MUSIC (161)

REQUIREMENTSHOURS
I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

The BM in Music program requires specific courses for meeting General Education requirements in humanities:

Humanities – MUSC 1413

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II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

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III. MAJOR/MINOR REQUIREMENTS

A. Required Core Courses (41 hours)

MUSC 1000 Concert/Recital Attendance (7 semesters); Band/Choir/Accomp/Orch/Guitar Ens (8 semesters); MUSC 1413, MUSC 1423, MUSC 2312, MUSC 2321, MUSC 2332, MUSC 2341, MUSC 3313, MUSC 3321, MUSC 3333, MUSC 3341, MUSC 3513, MUSC 3523, MUSC 3612, MUSC 3622, MUSC 4322, MUSC 4332, MUSC 4900, MUSC 4990

B. Concentration: Major Lesson Field (37 hours)

Select one of the following:

Vocal Performance

MUSC 3761 (3 hours): French, German, and Italian Diction; MUSC 3990, MUSC 4312, MUSC 4343, MUSC 4753, MUSC 4981; Major Lesson Field (16 hours, minimum 8 hours at 4000 level); Piano (6 hours); Foreign Language (3 hours); Electives (4 hours).

Instrumental Performance

MUSC 3990, MUSC 4312, MUSC 4343, MUSC 4743, MUSC 4981; Major Lesson Field (16 hours, minimum 8 hours at 4000 level); Piano (4 hours); Private Lessons in Secondary Instruments (6 hours); Electives (5 hours).

Piano Performance

MUSC 3990, MUSC 4312, MUSC 4343, MUSC 4743, MUSC 4981; Major Lesson Field (16 hours, minimum 8 hours at 4000 level); Minor Lesson Field (6 hours); Electives (6 hours).

Composition

MUSC 33513 (6 hours); MUSC 3990, MUSC 4312, MUSC 4343, MUSC 43513 (8 hours); MUSC 4362, MUSC 4981, Piano (4 hours); Minor Lesson Field (6 hours), Electives (5 hours).

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All Music Majors (B.M. Degree) must pass an entrance examination, a junior standing examination, and a keyboard proficiency examination. A music major is required to enroll in the major ensemble of the student's area of concentration for 8 semesters.
IV. ELECTIVES TO COMPLETE 124 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION


BACHELOR OF MUSIC EDUCATION DEGREE (681)

REQUIREMENTSHOURS

I. GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 

The Music Education program requires specific courses for meeting General Education requirements in humanities and behavioral science as follows:

Humanities – MUSC 1413

Behavioral Science – PSY 1113

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II. UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS

UNIV 1001 or 1113

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II. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

A. Required Core Courses (30 hours)

MUSC 1000 Concert/Recital Attendance (7 semesters); MUSC Band/Choir/Accomp/Orch/Guitar Ens (8 semesters); MUSC 1413, MUSC 1423, MUSC 2312, MUSC 2321, MUSC 2332, MUSC 2341, MUSC 3313, MUSC 3321, MUSC 3333, MUSC 3341, MUSC 3513, MUSC 3523, MUSC 3612, MUSC 3622, MUSC 4900, MUSC 4990

B. Concentration: Major Lesson Field (30 hours)

Select one of the following:

Instrumental/General

MUSC 1201 or MUSC 3801; MUSC 3642, MUSC 3652, MUSC 3662, MUSC 3672, MUSC 4343, MUSC 4712, MUSC 4722; Major Lesson Field (10 hours): MUSC 3802 (8 hours) and MUSC 4802 (2 hours); Piano (4 hours).

Vocal/General
MUSC 3642, or MUSC 3652, or MUSC 3662, or MUSC 3672 or MUSC 3812; MUSC 4343, MUSC 4712, MUSC 4732; Major Lesson Field – Voice or Keyboard (10 hours): MUSC 3802 (8 hours) and MUSC 4802 (2 hours); MUSC 3761 (3 hours): French, German, and Italian Diction; MUSC 4753; Piano (4 hours); Guided Elective (1 hour).

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IV. REQUIRED EDUCATION COURSES

EDUC 1800, EDUC 3003, SPED 3103, EDUC 3612*, EDUC 3673, EDUC 3733, EDUC 3753(R), EDUC 4313(R), EDUC 4653(R), EDUC 4955*(R), EDUC 4985*(R)

*Courses taken during professional semester

(R)Restricted to students admitted to Teacher Education. 

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V. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Music Education candidates must achieve a grade of C or better in selected general education and education courses to receive credit toward a degree. If a grade of D, F, or U is achieved, the course must be repeated.

Music Education candidates must demonstrate foreign language proficiency (listening and speaking) at the novice-high level as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages by passing a Department of English and Foreign Languages proficiency test or by taking a foreign language course.

VI. ELECTIVES TO COMPLETE 138 HOURS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

Teacher Licensure/Certification

Students who complete the requirements for this degree and pass the state tests for certification in Music will be eligible to apply for a standard teaching license.