Our music curriculum fosters an understanding and appreciation of a wide variety of music, with coursework divided into three areas: music history and theory, instrumental and vocal instruction and performing ensembles. To major in music, a student must audition and be accepted by a designated member of the faculty.
To earn the bachelor's degree, students take a minimum of 41 credits, and the program must be approved in advance by the department chair. Majors are required to perform in a department ensemble each semester, and will also be required to pass comprehensive examinations in music history and theory and proficiency examinations in ear training and piano.
- MSC145: Language Orientation (voice majors only)
- MSC211: Theory I
- MSC212: Theory II
- MSC300: Theory III
- MSC301: Analysis
- MSC400: Major Recital
- One of the following: MSC401: Orchestration, MSC403: Composition or MSC405: Conducting
- One course in music history
- One elective in music
- 12 credits of individual lessons in the principal instrument or in voice
- Two credits of individual lessons in a secondary area
- Registration in at least one performance ensemble each semester