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New Visual and Performing Arts Center

The new facility, expected to be complete in 2014 will house a 350-seat theater, a 150-seat black box theater, a 350-seat concert hall, an art gallery, a recording studio and state-of-the-art rehearsal, classroom and studio art facilities.

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Department of Music: Bachelor of Arts in Music

The Bachelor of Arts in Music degree is appropriate for students who wish to study music within the broader context of a liberal arts education. Goals for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music include the following:

  1. To prepare students for careers in music and arts-related professions.
  2. To increase students’ understanding and appreciation of the arts in relation to society, thus encouraging their lifelong advocacy of the arts.
  3. To allow students to maintain an emphasis on music while further exploring other academic interests.
  4. To foster intellectual curiosity.
  5. To encourage students to seek breadth and variety in their educational pursuits to aid them in securing employment in the ever-changing global economy. 

Students wishing to pursue this degree program must first be admitted by audition.

Requirements: Bachelor of Arts in Music

Completion of all general education requirements, the courses and credits listed below and additional free electives to total a minimum of 122 semester hours, including exercise science and foreign language.

MUS 108, 109 Music Theory I & II
MUS 113 Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
MUS 114, 115 Sight Singing/Ear Training I & II
MUS 125, 126, 225, 226 Keyboard Competency I-IV
MUS 208, 209 Music Theory III, IV
MUS 210, 211 Sight Singing/Ear Training III & IV
MUS 230, 231 Music History & Literature I & II
MUS 182, 183 Applied Music (4 semesters)

Minimum of Four Semesters Hours of Performing Groups
Music electives (12 sem. hrs. total)

Recommended sequence:   

First Year
Fall Semester

 
_______ Writing Intensive course
_______ General education course
MUS 108 Music Theory I
MUS 113 Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
MUS 114 Sight Singing/Ear Training I
MUS 125 Keyboard Competency I
MUS 182 Applied Music
Performing groups  

Spring Semester

 
General education: Mathematics
Fine arts course (NOT Music)
MUS 109 Music Theory II
MUS 113 Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
MUS 115 Sight Singing/Ear Training I
MUS 126 Keyboard Competency II
MUS 183 Applied Music
Performing groups  

Sophomore Year
Fall Semester

 
_______ General education courses
HUM 110 Moral Issues in Modern Society
MUS 113 Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
MUS 225 Keyboard Competency III
MUS 208 Music Theory III
MUS 210 Sight Singing/Ear Training III
MUS 230 Music History and Literature I
MUS 182 Applied Music
Additional general studies  
Performing groups  

Spring Semester

 
General education: lab science
_______ General education course
MUS 113 Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
MUS 209 Music Theory IV
MUS 211 Sight Singing/Ear Training IV
MUS 226 Keyboard Competency IV
MUS 231 Music History and Literature II
MUS 183 Applied Music
Performing groups  
   

 

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