Major in Music (B.A.)
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 first be interviewed and 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 attend music program meetings and seminars. Majors will also be required to pass comprehensive examinations in music history and theory and in piano proficiency.
- Theory I, II and III
- Major Recital
- One of the following: Orchestration, Composition, Instrumental Conducting or Choral Conducting
- Language Orientation (voice majors only)
- 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
- Six credits in performing ensembles