2022-2023 Academic Catalog (under review) 
    
    Jul 01, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog (under review)

Music, leading to a B.A. degree


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Major Requirements


The music major offers three areas of concentrated study:  Performance, Music History, and Music Theory/Composition.  Each of the concentrations includes a shared group of required courses.  The required courses provide music majors with foundational skills, knowledge of the discipline of music, and introduce students to the process of analytical and creative thinking.

Music majors are encouraged to declare their concentration after they have successfully completed the Engaging with Music course sequence.  Once music majors have declared their concentrations, they complete ten course credits: the six required course credits, one course in Power Structures in Music, one course in Music Theory/Composition, one course in Music History, and one course that qualifies as their Culminating Undergraduate Experience (CUE).

Power Structures in Music Electives (one course unit)


Culminating Undergraduate Experience (one course unit)


Music majors will complete a Culminating Undergraduate Experience (CUE).  For the performance concentration this is fulfilled with the completion of MUS 931 Applied Music - Senior Recital I  and MUS 932 Applied Music - Senior Recital II .  For the Music Theory/Composition Concentration, this is fulfilled either with a research paper/project completed in conjunction with a music theory course or a composition portfolio completed in conjunction with a composition course.  For the Music History concentration, this is fulfilled with a research paper/project completed in conjunction with a music history course. 

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