Sep 28, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Music with Musical Arts Concentration (B.M.)


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A successful entrance audition in the appropriate applied area is required for all students who desire to pursue either an associates pathway or undergraduate degree in any music program. Students who exhibit a high level of talent and potential, but are deficient in their applied area, may be offered provisional admission to the degree program and allowed to re-audition following one semester of secondary level study. Students who do not successfully pass the audition will not be admitted into the degree program. For additional information on audition dates and requirements, please visit the Auditions page of the Department of Music website.

Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) - 42 hours


Refer to Core Curriculum (Areas A-E)  

Area A1: No exceptions

Area A2: No exceptions

Area B: No exceptions

Area C: No exceptions

Area D: No exceptions

Area E: No exceptions

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major - 18 hours


Foundations - 10 hours


Ensemble - 4 hours


  • MUSC 1700-1990 or 2700-2990 - Ensemble
  • MUSC 1700-1990 or 2700-2990 - Ensemble
  • MUSC 1700-1990 or 2700-2990 - Ensemble
  • MUSC 1700-1990 or 2700-2990 - Ensemble

Applied Study - 4 hours and 4 semesters


  • MUAP 26xx - Major Applied Music (1 hour)^
  • MUAP 26xx - Major Applied Music (1 hour)^
  • MUAP 26xx - Major Applied Music (1 hour)^
  • MUAP 26xx - Major Applied Music (1 hour)^

^ Four total semesters of lower division applied study are required in the Core regardless of credits taken.

Courses Required for the Major - 60 hours


Common Body of Knowledge - 23 hours


Ensemble - 2 hours


  • MUSC 3700-3990 - Ensemble
  • MUSC 3700-3990 - Ensemble

Applied Study - 2 hours and 2 semesters


  • MUAP 46xx - Major Applied Music (1 hour)^
  • MUAP 46xx - Major Applied Music (1 hour)^

^Two total semesters of 46xx level applied study are required in the Major Requirements regardless of credits taken.

Music Electives - 14 hours


  • Music Electives chosen in consultation with the academic advisor. These courses may comprise either a general study of music or a more specific focus in a musical field. No more than two credits of MUAP 46xx may count towards a student’s elective hours. No other courses in applied music (MUAP) beyond those will count towards a student’s elective hours. No more than three credit ours may come from ensembles. At least nine hours must be at the 3000-4000 level.

Senior Capstone - 1 hour


Liberal Arts Courses - 18 hours


  • Under the direction of the academic advisor and subject to approval by the Head of the Department of Music, the student will select an elective course of study in the liberal arts which may constitute a minor in another discipline or an approved combination of courses suited particularly to the student’s academic needs. None of these courses may come from the music department. At least nine hours in this area must be at the 3000-4000 level.

Additional Music Requirements


  • Piano Proficiency
  • Performance Proficiency

Upper Division Course Requirement


  • In order to graduate, students must have at least 39 semester hours of upper division course work. Of those, a minimum of 21 must be upper division hours in the major field of study.

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