Music B.A.

All students must meet the University Requirements.

All students must meet the College Requirements.

In the Bachelor of Arts program, music majors may choose from five concentrations:

Concentration in Music History and Literature

Concentration in Music Performance (Classical)

Concentration in Music Technology and Business

Concentration in Theory and Composition

Concentration in Jazz Studies

Major Requirements

All students interested in majoring in music must first pass an entrance (Level II) audition on an instrument or voice. In order to complete the major, all students must attain intermediate level on a single instrument or voice (Level III jury); and must have or acquire piano skills sufficient to pass the piano proficiency examination.

Forty credits in music. Majors in all concentrations except Jazz Studies and Music Technology and Business (see below) must take the following core courses:

History:
MU 111Music History & Literature I3
MU 112Music History & Literature II3
Theory:
MU 054Harmony and Form Lab I1
MU 056Harmony and Form Lab II1
MU 109Harmony and Form I3
MU 110Harmony and Form II3
MU 154Harmony and Form Lab III1
MU 156Harmony and Form Lab IV1
MU 209Harmony and Form III3
MU 210Harmony and Form IV3
Eight credits of performance study: private lessons MUL 134, MUL 234 (six credits); ensembles MU 117-132 (two credits)8

Concentration in Music History and Literature

Six additional credits at the 100-level or higher in music history and literature6
Three credits in music concentration other than history and literature3
MU 211Senior Music History Project1

Concentration in Music Performance (CLASSICAL)

Six additional credits in private lessons (MUL 134, MUL 234)6
Three credits in a music concentration other than performance3
MU 250Senior Recital1

Students must appear each year in Student Performance Recitals. Students must pass a Solo Recital (Level IV) Jury prior to their Senior Recital.

Concentration in Music Technology and Business

Music History 6
Select one course from the following:
History of Jazz
American Music
D2: World Music Cultures
Select one course from the following:
Music History & Literature I
Music History & Literature II
Music Theory (8 credits)
MU 054Harmony and Form Lab I1
MU 056Harmony and Form Lab II1
MU 109Harmony and Form I3
MU 110Harmony and Form II3
Performance Study (private lessons: MUL 134, MUL 234; and/or ensembles MU 117-132) 8
Music Technology and Business (19 credits):
MU 060Intro to Music Technology3
MU 061Creating Music for Video3
MU 161Studio Production I2
MU 162Studio Production II2
MU 172Arts Management3
MU 185Music Business and Copyright3
MU 261Studio Production III2
MU 262Senior Project in Music Tech1
or MU 291 Music Technology Internship
Total Credits41

Concentration in Theory and Composition

Six additional credits at the 100-level or higher in theory and composition
Three credits in a music concentration other than theory and composition
MU 260Sr Theory/Composition Project1

Concentration in Jazz Studies

Theory: (8 credits)
MU 054Harmony and Form Lab I1
MU 056Harmony and Form Lab II1
MU 109Harmony and Form I3
MU 110Harmony and Form II3
History:3
Music History & Literature I
Music History & Literature II
Three additional credits selected from the following offerings: 3
American Music
D2: World Music Cultures
Seminar in Ethnomusicology
Composer Seminar
Genre Seminar
Period Seminar
Eleven credits of performance study, of which at least two credits must be in the "classical" idiom: private lessons MUL 134, MUL 234 (at least six credits); ensembles MU 117-132 (at least two credits)11
Additional required courses: (15 credits)
MU 024Group Jazz Piano I1
MU 025Group Jazz Piano II1
MU 105History of Jazz3
MU 159Theory/Prac Jazz Improv I3
MU 257Jazz Composition and Arranging3
MU 259Thry & Prac of Jazz Improv II3
MU 250Senior Recital1

Additionally, students must appear each year in Student Performance Recitals. Students must pass a Solo Recital (Level IV) Jury prior to their Senior Recital.