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  • B.A. Degree in Music
  • Music

  • Fall 2013 Undergraduate Catalog - Official

    B.A. Degree in Music (120 Credits)

    Core Requirements

    MUS 107A Music Theory I (2)
    MUS 107B Aural Skills I (1)
    MUS 108A Music Theory II (2)
    MUS 108B Aural Skills II (1)
    MUS 207A Music Theory III (2)
    MUS 207B  Aural Skills III (1)
    MUS 208 Music Theory IV (2)
    MUS 240  American Music (3)
    MUS 303  History of Western Music to 1750 (3)
    MUS 304  History of Western Music since 1750 (3)
    MUS 300  Basic Conducting (2)
    MUS 316  World Music (3)
    MUS 374  Instrumental/Choral Arranging (2)


    (19 Credits)

    In addition to the listed course, students must earn eight credits in ensemble and eight credits in performance study, two credits of which must be at the 200 level or above. Students must also earn two credits in piano performance or Class Piano III and IV. A piano proficiency exam is required for students studying piano as their primary instrument.

    MUS 391  Writing Seminar in Music (1)

    Restricted Electives

    (8-9 Credits)

    Students will complete 8-9 credits of courses chosen from the list below.

    MUS 215 History of Jazz (3)
    MUS 217 Pop/Rock Music for Non-Majors (3)
    MUS 342 Seminar in Pop/Rock (2)
    MUS 343 Seminar in Jazz (2)
    MUS 345 Women in Musical Culture (3)
    MUS 346 Sex, Sexuality and Music (3)
    MUS 364 Survey of Film Music (3)
    MUS 440 Music Literature: Solo Song (2)
    MUS 441 Music Literature: Orchestral (2)
    MUS 442 Music Literature: Choral (2)
    MUS 445 Music Literature: Wind Band (2)
    MUS 446 Music Literature: Opera (2)
    MUS 447 Music Literature: Percussion (2)

    Related Requirements

    Students must earn at least 23 credits in courses in addition to the requirements of the MSUM Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum and the previously listed BA requirements and electives.  Acceptable courses are those with a liberal arts focus, and/or extra LASC courses.  Courses with the MUS rubric may not be used to complete this requirement.