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Department of Music: Bachelor of Music in Audio and Music Production (B.M.)

This degree option is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in audio and music production. Many students who choose this option continue their studies at the graduate level and in various professional programs in their specific area. Goals for the B.M. in Audio and Music Production degree option include:

1. To give students comprehensive capabilities in the basic techniques of audio recording and mixing, studio sound, acoustics, copyright law, music theory, aural skills, arranging, composition, and improvisation necessary to succeed in the music audio production industry.

2. To provide students with instruction and performing experiences on their principal instrument which will inform their ability to solve technical and artistic problems in the preparation of live performances, recordings, or other media for various purposes and in various musical genres and settings.

3. To give students a comprehensive musical education which includes experiences in traditional ensembles, jazz and contemporary ensembles, conducting, form & analysis, music history, music of diverse cultures, pedagogy, music technology, composition, improvisation and professional development.

4. To prepare students for the academic rigor and professional performance level required for advanced study at thegraduate level.

5. To increase the student’s understanding and awareness of the arts in relation to society, thus developing lifelong advocates of the arts.

Requirements: B.M. in Audio and Music Production

Completion of a minimum of 123 semester hours in general education, the exercise science requirements, and the requirements applying to the specific major within the degree as outlined in the official programs sheet, available from the student’s adviser.

Required music courses in this degree program are:

MUS 108, 109 Music Theory I, II
MUS 112 Jazz Theory
MUS 113 Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
MUS 114, 115 Sight Singing/Ear Training I, II
MUS 118 Music Technology
MUS 119 Music Industry Studies
MUS 125, 126 Keyboard Competency I, II
MUS 180, 181 Applied Music (4 Semesters)
MUS 208, 209 Music Theory III, IV
MUS 210, 211 Sight Singing/Ear Training III, IV
MUS 216, 217 Jazz and Commercial Piano I, II
MUS 230, 231 Music History and Literature I & II
MUS 240 Survey of Recording Technology
MUS 320 Basic Conducting
MUS 340, 341 Audio Production I, II
MUS 345 Copyright, Licensing, and Music Publishing
MUS 370 Music Industry Practicum
MUS 380 Senior Capstone Project/Recital
MUS 390, 391 Applied Music (4 Semesters)

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 186 Applied Music
Performing groups  

Spring Semester

_______ Mathematics
_______ General education course
MUS 109 Music Theory II
MUS 113 Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
MUS 115 Sight Singing/Ear Training I
MUS 118 Music Technology
MUS 126 Keyboard Competency II
MUS 187 Applied Music
Performing groups  

Sophomore Year
Fall Semester

MUS 113 Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
MUS 119 Music Industry Studies
MUS 208 Music Theory III
MUS 210 Sight Singing/Ear Training III
MUS 216 Jazz and Commercial Piano I
MUS 230 Music History and Literature I
MUS 186 Applied Music
Additional general studies  
Performing groups  

Spring Semester

MUS 113 Convocation, Concert and Recital Repertoire
MUS 209 Music Theory IV
MUS 211 Sight Singing/Ear Training IV
MUS 217 Jazz and Commercial Piano II
MUS 231 Music History and Literature II
MUS 240 Survey of Recording Technology
MUS 187 Applied Music
Additional general studies  
Performing groups  

 

 

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