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College Catalog 2016-2017 
College Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music (B.A.)

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Student Learning Outcomes for Music:

Students will be able to:

  • Perform proficiently with the creative and performance skills appropriate to the student’s principal instrument.

  • Identify and synthesize key components of Western tonal music theory and music history.

  • Demonstrate mastery of aural skills including sight-reading and dictation (melodic and harmonic).

  • Demonstrate piano skills appropriate to the needs of a studio teacher.

 The requirements for the Music major are flexible and are determined by the needs and interests of each student.

Under the guidance of a Department advisor, each student designs a program that includes 58 credits of music courses, but must include the following:

Suggested first year courses:


Eight credits in one primary instrument or voice are required. Students whose primary instrument is not piano or organ should enroll in MU 117 first semester and MU 118 second semester. Students whose primary instrument is piano or organ should enroll in MU 111 first semester.

Students in the music program should be in an ensemble in the first year. Three credits of ensemble are required in the four years. Students interested in concert choir must audition.

Students are encouraged to take their creative expression requirement in a non-music course.

Competency through the 112-level of a modern language is required.

All first year students must be enrolled in MU 100B in the fall semester.

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