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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 Theory I (2)
    MUS 107B Aural Skills I (1)
    MUS 108A Theory II (2)
    MUS 108B Aural Skills II (1)
    MUS 207 Theory and Ear Training III (3)
    MUS 208 Theory and Ear Training IV (3)
    MUS 300 Conducting and Instrumentation (3)
    MUS 303 Western Traditions to 1750 (3)
    MUS 304 Western Traditions: 1750-1900 (3)
    MUS 305 Western Traditions Since 1900 (3)
    MUS 307 Theory and Ear Training V (3)
    MUS 316 World Music Survey (3)


    In addition to the courses listed, 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 215 History of Jazz (3) or
    MUS 217 Pop/Rock Music for Non-Majors (3) or
    MUS 240 American Music (3)
    MUS 391 Writing Seminar in Music (1)

    Restricted Electives

    Students must earn at least five credits in Music electives (any course with a MUS rubric).

    Related Requirements

    Students must earn at least twenty credits in courses in addition to the requirements of the MSUM Liberal Arts and Scienes Curriculum and the previously listed BA requirements and electives. Acceptable courses are those with a liberal arts focus, extra LASC courses or music courses from an approved Music Department list.