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.