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Music Requirements

Four-Year Curriculum for Bachelor of Arts in Music

Freshman

Fall
Keyboard Skills I
Applied Music I**
Ensemble I (voc/inst)
GECC Area III – ENG 101 Strategies in Research & Rhetoric I†
GECC Area VII – Math
GECC Area VIII –World Music
Freshman Year Experience I
Spring
Theory and Aural Skills I*
Keyboard Skills II
Applied Music II**
Ensemble II (voc/inst)
GECC Area I – Faith & Reason 100/200
GECC Area V – ENG 102 Strategies in Research & Rhetoric II†
GECC Area V – LS 100 Architecture of Information
Freshman Year Experience II

Sophomore

Fall
Theory and Aural Skills II
Piano Proficiency/Improvisation
Applied Music III**
Ensemble III (voc/instr)
GECC Liberal Arts Concentration
GECC Area II – Ethics, Values, and Truth
GECC Area VII – Lab Science
Spring
Theory and Aural Skills III
Applied Music IV**
Music Technology (GECC VI)
Ensemble IV (voc/instr)
GECC Area IV – Critical & Analytical Thinking
GECC Area VIII – Global Consciousness
GECC Liberal Arts Concentration

Junior

Fall
20th Century Form and Analysis
Applied Music V**
Ensemble V (voc/instr)
GECC Area I – Faith & Reason 300/400
GECC Area III – Communication & Expression
GECC Liberal Arts Concentration
General Elective (or Minor)
Spring
Music History and Literature I
Applied Music VI**
Ensemble VI (voc/instr)
Diction/Performance Practice or Instrumental Performance Practice
Introduction to Conducting
GECC Liberal Arts Concentration
MUS 300/400 Elective
General Elective (or Minor)
General Elective (or Minor)

Senior

Fall
Music History and Literature II
Orchestration/Arranging
Applied Music VII**
Ensemble VII (voc/inst)
Internship in Music
General Elective (or Minor)
General Elective (or Minor)
Spring
Senior Symposium
Applied Music VIII**
Ensemble VII (voc/instr)
MUS 300/400 Elective
General Elective (or Minor)
General Elective (or Minor)
General Elective
General Elective

†Writing Emphasis (WE) Course
*MUS 101 Foundations of Music is the prerequisite for entry into MUS 130. Students have the option to test out at the beginning of the semester.
**Private lessons on primary instrument (50 minutes/week)
Students in the BA program are required to present a junior and senior recital.

Please note: Course offerings are subject to change.