Music Major (BA)

Area of Emphasis

Students must complete requirements in one of the following areas of emphasis:

All students seeking the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music must complete a liberal arts requirement consisting of a minimum of 66 credits in addition to credits earned in Music courses. These 66 credits may include credits earned to fulfill requirements in another major or minor and general education.

  • Audio Production
  • Composition
  • Individual Studies
  • Jazz Studies

Audio Production  

All students seeking the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music must complete a liberal arts requirement consisting of a minimum of 66 credits in addition to credits earned in Music courses. These 66 credits may include credits earned to fulfill requirements in another major or minor and general education.

Supporting Courses25
Keyboard Musicianship I
Keyboard Musicianship II
Music Technology Tools
Ear Training and Sight Singing I
Ear Training and Sight Singing II
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Fundamentals of Recording Technology
Digital Audio Overview
Audio Engineering I
Audio Engineering II
First Semester Applied (1 credit):
Keyboard Lessons 1
Voice Lessons 1
Instrumental Lessons 1
Second Semester Applied (1 credit):
Keyboard Lessons 2
Voice Lessons 2
Instrumental Lessons 2
Major Ensemble Requirement (1 credit):
Bands and Orchestra
University Singers
Concert Choir
Minor Ensemble Requirement (1 credit):
Jazz Combo
Jazz Ensemble
Woodwind Ensemble
Brass Ensemble
Contemporary Percussion Ensemble
Collegium Musicum
New Music Ensemble
Guitar Ensemble
Chamber Singers
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Opera Workshop
Hand Drumming Ensemble
Upper-Level Required Courses27
Music History II
Advanced Audio Mixing
Advanced Studio Techniques
Senior Audio Seminar I
Senior Audio Seminar II
Capstone Project
Internship
Choose one:
Music History I
World Music
Jazz History
Musical Theatre History
Upper-Level Music Elective (choose 3 credits from the following):3
Keyboard Accompanying
Jazz Combo
Jazz Ensemble
Woodwind Ensemble
Brass Ensemble
Contemporary Percussion Ensemble
Collegium Musicum
New Music Ensemble
Guitar Ensemble
Chamber Singers
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Opera Workshop
Hand Drumming Ensemble
Bands and Orchestra
University Singers
Concert Choir
Instrumental Arranging
Basic Conducting
Music History I
World Music
Jazz History
Jazz Arranging
Seminar in Music Literature
Materials and Design
Internship
Independent Study
Travel Course
Musical Theatre History
Total Credits55

Composition

All students seeking the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music must complete a liberal arts requirement consisting of a minimum of 66 credits in addition to credits earned in Music courses. These 66 credits may include credits earned to fulfill requirements in another major or minor and general education.

Supporting Courses29-32
Keyboard Musicianship I
and Keyboard Musicianship II
and Keyboard Musicianship III
and Keyboard Musicianship IV
Advanced Keyboard Musicianship
Music Technology Tools
Ear Training and Sight Singing I
Ear Training and Sight Singing II
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Applied Composition (Must take total of 4 credits)
Advanced Sight Singing and Ear Training
Music Theory III
Music Theory IV
First Semester Applied (1 credit):
Keyboard Lessons 1
Voice Lessons 1
Instrumental Lessons 1
Second Semester Applied (1 credit):
Keyboard Lessons 2
Voice Lessons 2
Instrumental Lessons 2
Third Semester Applied (1 credit):
Keyboard Lessons 3
Voice Lessons 3
Instrumental Lessons 3
Fourth Semester Applied (1 credit):
Keyboard Lessons 4
Voice Lessons 4
Instrumental Lessons 4
Major Ensemble Requirement (complete 4 credits):
Bands and Orchestra
University Singers
Concert Choir
Upper-Level Courses24
Music History I
Music History II
Materials and Design
Capstone Project
Advanced Composition (4 credits required)
New Music Ensemble
Upper-Level Minor Ensemble (1 credit):
Keyboard Accompanying
Jazz Combo
Jazz Ensemble
Woodwind Ensemble
Brass Ensemble
Contemporary Percussion Ensemble
New Music Ensemble
Chamber Singers
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Opera Workshop
Hand Drumming Ensemble
Upper-Level Electives (6 credits required):
Keyboard Lessons 5
Keyboard Lessons 6
Voice Lessons 5
Voice Lessons 6
Instrumental Lessons 5
Instrumental Lessons 6
Keyboard Lessons 7
Keyboard Lessons 8
Voice Lessons 7
Voice Lessons 8
Instrumental Lessons 7
Instrumental Lessons 8
Internship
Independent Study
Jazz Combo
Jazz Ensemble
Brass Ensemble
Contemporary Percussion Ensemble
New Music Ensemble
Chamber Singers
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Opera Workshop
Hand Drumming Ensemble
Bands and Orchestra
University Singers
Concert Choir
Diction for Singers I
Diction for Singers II
Basic Conducting
Woodwind Techniques
Brass Techniques
String Techniques
Choral Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques
Percussion Techniques
Instrumental Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques
World Music
Jazz History
Advanced Composition
Jazz Arranging
Seminar in Music Literature
Independent Study
Travel Course
Musical Theatre History
Total Credits53-56

Individual Studies

All students seeking the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music must complete a liberal arts requirement consisting of a minimum of 66 credits in addition to credits earned in Music courses. These 66 credits may include credits earned to fulfill requirements in another major or minor and general education.

Supporting Courses24-25
Keyboard Requirement:
Keyboard Musicianship I
and Keyboard Musicianship II
Advanced Keyboard Musicianship
Music Technology Tools
Ear Training and Sight Singing I
Ear Training and Sight Singing II
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Music Theory III
Music Theory IV
First Semester Applied (1 credit):
Keyboard Lessons 1
Voice Lessons 1
Instrumental Lessons 1
Second Semester Applied (1 credit):
Keyboard Lessons 2
Voice Lessons 2
Instrumental Lessons 2
Third Semester Applied (1 credit):
Keyboard Lessons 3
Voice Lessons 3
Instrumental Lessons 3
Fourth Semester Applied (1 credit):
Keyboard Lessons 4
Voice Lessons 4
Instrumental Lessons 4
Major Ensemble Requirement (complete 4 credits):
Bands and Orchestra
University Singers
Concert Choir
Upper-Level Courses26
Music History I
Music History II
Capstone Project
Music Theory and History (3 credits):
Seminar in Music Literature
Materials and Design
Minor Ensemble (complete 2 credits):
Keyboard Accompanying
Jazz Combo
Jazz Ensemble
Woodwind Ensemble
Brass Ensemble
Contemporary Percussion Ensemble
New Music Ensemble
Chamber Singers
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Opera Workshop
Hand Drumming Ensemble
Upper-Level Electives (12 credits):
Keyboard Lessons 5
Keyboard Lessons 6
Voice Lessons 5
Voice Lessons 6
Instrumental Lessons 5
Instrumental Lessons 6
Keyboard Lessons 7
Keyboard Lessons 8
Voice Lessons 7
Voice Lessons 8
Instrumental Lessons 7
Instrumental Lessons 8
Internship
Independent Study
Bands and Orchestra
University Singers
Concert Choir
Music Technology Systems
Diction for Singers I
Diction for Singers II
Choral/Vocal Techniques
Basic Conducting
Woodwind Techniques
Brass Techniques
String Techniques
Choral Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques
Percussion Techniques
Instrumental Conducting and Rehearsal Techniques
World Music
Jazz History
Advanced Composition
Jazz Arranging
Seminar in Music Literature
Internship
Independent Study
Travel Course
Musical Theatre History
Total Credits50-51

Jazz Studies 

All students seeking the Bachelor of Arts with a major in Music must complete a liberal arts requirement consisting of a minimum of 66 credits in addition to credits earned in Music courses. These 66 credits may include credits earned to fulfill requirements in another major or minor and general education.

Supporting Courses30-31
Keyboard Requirement:
Keyboard Musicianship I
and Keyboard Musicianship II
Advanced Keyboard Musicianship
Jazz Combo
Music Technology Tools
Ear Training and Sight Singing I
Ear Training and Sight Singing II
Music Theory I
Music Theory II
Introduction to Jazz Theory and Improvisation
Jazz and Pop Literature
Music Theory III
Music Theory IV
First Semester Applied (1 credit):
Keyboard Lessons 1
Voice Lessons 1
Instrumental Lessons 1
Second Semester Applied (1 credit):
Keyboard Lessons 2
Voice Lessons 2
Instrumental Lessons 2
Third Semester Applied (1 credit):
Keyboard Lessons 3
Voice Lessons 3
Instrumental Lessons 3
Fourth Semester Applied (1 credit):
Keyboard Lessons 4
Voice Lessons 4
Instrumental Lessons 4
Major Ensemble Requirement (complete 4 credits):
Bands and Orchestra
University Singers
Concert Choir
Jazz Ensemble (1 credit):
Jazz Ensemble
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Upper-Level Courses25
Jazz Improvisation
Music History II
Jazz History
Jazz Arranging
Materials and Design
Capstone Project
Major Ensemble (complete 2 credits):
Bands and Orchestra
University Singers
Concert Choir
Jazz Ensemble (2 credits):
Jazz Ensemble
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Music Electives (5 credits):
Music Technology Systems
Jazz Improvisation
World Music
Advanced Composition
Jazz Arranging
Keyboard Lessons 5
Keyboard Lessons 6
Voice Lessons 5
Voice Lessons 6
Instrumental Lessons 5
Instrumental Lessons 6
Jazz Combo
Jazz Ensemble
Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Musical Theatre History
Total Credits55-56