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Undergraduate Catalog 2014 - 2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Music, B.Mus



Music (B.Mus., B.A.)


Minimum hours required for B.A.: 61

Minimum hours required for B.-Mus. Composition: 92

Minimum hours required for B.-Mus. Education: 99

Minimum hours required for B.-Mus. Performance: 75-91

Minimum hours required for B.-Mus. Music Therapy: 104

Two degree programs are offered: the Bachelor of Music, for the student who seeks primarily professional training, and the Bachelor of Arts with a major in music, for the student who seeks to study music in its wider cultural context. The Music Department offers training for music majors in the areas of music education, composition, applied music, and music therapy. These programs have been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. The music therapy program is approved by the American Music Therapy Association.

Private lessons in applied music are offered on campus. Students may register for either one or two half-hour weekly lessons. The last digit of the applied music course number indicates the amount of credit earned. Those who register for one half-hour lesson earn one semester hour; two half-hour lessons earn two semester hours. Special tuition fees are assessed for these courses. A successful performance audition is required for admission to music major status.

All music students are urged to consult the Music Department Student Handbook online for further clarification of the degree requirements listed below. The handbook contains full details and explanations of departmental and degree requirements.

Bachelor of Music Degree


In addition to fulfilling the general course requirements of the university and the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, B.Mus. majors are required to complete course work in areas of common experience in music and in courses specific to one of four areas of concentration: music education, composition, applied music, or music therapy.

1. Course work in areas of common experience includes


Course work in areas of common experience includes performance experience in applied music and in ensembles, development of basic musicianship skills, knowledge of musical structures and styles in broad historical and cultural contexts.

The courses required in the common experience


2. In addition, each major area of concentration requires applied music and ensemble participation as follows:


  • Music education: seven semesters of applied music and seven semesters of major ensembles, at least one semester must be in small ensemble. Three credits in each area must be at the 300-level.
  • Composition: eight semesters of applied music and six semesters of ensembles. Four credits in each area must be at the 300-level.
  • Performance: eight semesters of applied music (includes sixteen credits at the 300-level) and 12 semester hours of ensembles at the 300-level, at least one semester must be in small ensemble
  • Music therapy: seven semesters of applied music and seven semesters of major ensemble, at least one semester must be in small ensemble. Three credits in each area must be at the 300-level.

Appropriate proficiency levels as defined by the Department of Music faculty must be passed for students to progress to upper-level applied music study.

3. Each area of concentration also requires degree candidates to present at least one recital as follows:


  • Music Education: a 30-minute senior recital
  • Composition: a recital of representative works
  • Performance: two 60-minute recitals
  • Music Therapy: a 30-minute senior recital

Areas of Concentration


Composition


A student choosing the option in composition must complete the following music courses in addition to the common experiences listed above:

Performance


A student choosing the option in music performance must complete the following course in addition to the common experiences listed above:

Other electives:

Voice majors must take two semesters of German and two semesters of French or Italian language.

Music Therapy


Completion of the program of study leads to certification as a Registered Music Therapist with the Certification Board for Music Therapy. The mandatory internship must be completed at an AMTA approved facility.

Fulfill AMTA requirements

In order to fulfill AMTA requirements, Music Therapy majors must take the following courses as part of their General Education (GenEd) requirements: