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Music (B.A.)

Administered by: Department of Music

Effective: Fall 2014

Audio-Video Recording Track

In addition to 40 credits of general education requirements, the 43 credits of requirements of the major, and 20 credits of recording specialization courses, students choose electives to complete the 120-credit requirement for a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Assessment Criteria and Procedures: Students will submit a cumulative portfolio, which will exhibit the breadth and depth of their experiences throughout their studies at the university. Summary of the required internships and a log of the work required for the audio-video recording concentration are to be included. The faculty member supervising the internship experience will review the portfolio to determine that the student has a sufficient variety and content to be both current and successful in the workplace.

Music majors are required to complete a checklist each semester with their advisor and keep it in their file. At graduation the advisors will sign that it is completed and forward it to the chair for signature. The student will give the chair the "Application for Graduation" by February 1 for May graduation, by March 1 for summer graduation and by October 1 for December graduation. The advisor and the student need to complete this before those dates.

All music majors are required to keep a portfolio and have it checked each semester by their advisor. All music majors have a recital attendance requirement and a sophomore and senior exam. Information is found in the music major policy packet

(All music courses must have a grade of C or better, C- does not count)

Music Theory

MUSIC.250 Diatonic Harmony

MUSIC.249 Aural Skills 1 (taken concurrently w/MUSIC.250)

MUSIC.260 Chromatic Harmony

MUSIC.259 Aural Skills 2 (taken concurrently w/MUSIC.260)

MUSIC.380 Advanced Harmony

MUSIC.379 Aural Skills 3 (taken concurrently w/MUSIC.380)

MUSIC.390 Modern Harmony

MUSIC.411 Orchestration

Music History

MUSIC.105 Music Literature

MUSIC.321 Music History - to 1750

MUSIC.322 Music History 1750 to present

MUSIC.102 World Music

Applied Instruction

Eight semesters (eight credits) of applied instruction on the same instrument.


Eight semesters (Eight credits). Must be in at least one ensemble course each semester for 8 semesters.

Methods Courses

MUSIC.231 General Conducting

Piano Proficiency (May need Class Piano 1)

MUSIC.205 Class Piano 2

MUSIC.212 Class Piano 3

Recording Specialization Courses (courses must have a grade of C or better, C- does not count)

MUSIC.219 Basic Audio Recording

MUSIC.332 Audio Recording II

MUSIC.424 Audio Recording III

MUSIC.425 Audio Recording IV

MUSIC.426 Audio Recording V

MUSIC.427 Special Topics in Audio Recording

MUSIC.333 Audio Lab

MUSIC.333 Audio Lab

MUSIC.497 Internship in Music

Recital Attendance

MUSIC.100 Eight semesters, Pass/Fail (zero credits)

Electives (If needed)

General Education Requirements (Audio Recording)

(Any courses marked with * must have a grade of C or better, C- doesn't count)

1. Communication 7 GEPs (3 disciplines)

ENGLISH.101 Foundations of College Writing

MUSIC.321 Music History 1 *

2. Information Literacy 2 GEPs (1 discipline)

3. Analytical and Quantitative Skills 5 GEPs (2 disciplines)

4. Cultures and Diversity 5 GEPs (2 disciplines)

MUSIC.102 World Music*

5. Natural Sciences 5 GEPs (2 disciplines)

6. Social Sciences 5 GEPs (2 disciplines)

7. Arts and Humanities 5 GEPs (2 Disciplines)

MUSIC.105 Music Literature*

8. Second Language 2 GEPs (one discipline)

Testing out is possible

9. Healthy Living 2 GEPs (one discipline)

10. Citizenship 2 GEPs (one discipline)

Total GenEd Credits: May differ depending on student choices, minimum 40 credits. Must have the number of GEPs for each of 10 goals. Combined total of credits in general education and electives must equal 57 to make 120 credits.

Total Minimum required Credits for graduation: 120