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Music (B.A.)

Administered by: Department of Music

Effective: Spring 2008

Liberal Arts Track

In addition to 50 credits of general education requirements and 40 credits of requirements of the major, sufficient elective courses are selected by the student to reach the university's 120-credit requirement for a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Assessment Criteria and Procedures - Students will submit a capstone project that will exhibit the breadth and depth of their experiences throughout their studies at the university. The capstone activity will be a project designed by the student, and submitted to the faculty advisor and all faculty for approval. The capstone experience should follow the procedures outlined by the music department. Depending on the career interest of the student, it could be a recital, research paper, compositional project, or other research venture. The faculty member supervising the applied lesson (faculty advisor) will review the project to determine that the student has a project of sufficient depth of experience to be considered.

Core courses

MUSIC.201 Sight Singing

MUSIC.210 Music Theory I (counted as general ed requirement)

MUSIC.211 Music Theory II (counted as general ed requirement)

MUSIC.300 Music Theory III: Form and Analysis

MUSIC.301 Music Theory IV: Twentieth Century Practice

MUSIC.411 Music Theory VI: Orchestration

Ensemble participation

Total of eight semesters (at 1 credit) of the student's choice of ensemble participation is required.

MUSIC.106/306 Maroon and Gold Band (Marching in fall, Concert in spring)

MUSIC.107/307 University-Community Orchestra

MUSIC.108/308 Concert Choir

MUSIC.109/309 Women's Choral Ensemble

MUSIC.110/310 Husky Singers (male chorus)

MUSIC.111/311 Chamber Singers

MUSIC.112/312 Jazz Ensemble

MUSIC.170/370 Chamber Orchestra

Concentration Courses

Required courses include:

MUSIC.105 Music Literature

MUSIC.231 General Conducting

MUSIC.305 Special Topics in Music Education (must be "World Music")

MUSIC.321 Music History to 1750

MUSIC.322 Music History 1750 to Present Elective Music Courses (4 credits)

Applied Instruction

Choice of applied instruction over eight semesters (at one credit each semester).

Piano proficiency examination

All Liberal Arts track students must exit with an acceptable level of keyboard proficiency. Course MUSIC.302 Keyboard Skills II must be taken to aid in the passage of the required Piano Proficiency exam, but election of MUSIC.302 may not be sufficient in itself to guarantee passage of the exam. Contact the Professor of Piano at the beginning of the freshman year to sign up for a placement exam.

MUSIC.302 Keyboard Skills II