the ba in music is designed to prepare musicians with a high level of musical skill and a strong foundation in music theory, history, and applied performance.
objectives on completion, students should be able to:
- perform at a collegiate level as a vocalist or instrumentalist.
- apply knowledge of music theory and the historical context of music to musical performance.
- demonstrate functional vocal and accompanying skills.
mus2010 music theory i3
continuation from music fundamentals, including study of chords in major and minor keys, voice leading, beginning four-part writing, and harmonic progressions.prerequisite: mus1010 with a c or higher, successful music theory placement exam, or consent of the instructor.
mus2011 sight-singing and ear training i1
study and practice to develop the skill of accurately sight-reading melodies through the solfege system and melodic dictation.prerequisite: mus1010 or successful music theory placement exam
mus2012 music theory ii3
continuation of mus2020, including study of cadences, phrases and periods, non-chord tones, diatonic seventh chords, and secondary dominant chords.prerequisite: mus2010 with a grade of c or higher
mus2013 sight-singing and ear training ii1
continuation of mus105.prerequisite: mus2011 with a grade of c or higher.
mus3010 music theory iii3
continuation of music theory ii. modulatory techniques, mode mixtures, neapolitan and augmented sixth chords, and enharmonic modulations.prerequisite: mus2012 or successful music theory placement exam
mus3011 sight-singing and ear training iii1
continuation of mus106.prerequisite: mus2013 or successful music theory placement exam
mus3012 music theory iv3
continuation of music theory iii.prerequisite: mus3010 or successful music theory placement exam
mus3013 sight-singing and ear training iv1
continuation of mus205.prerequisite: mus3011 with a c or higher
mus4010 musical form and analysis3
structural principles and forms of homophonic music, particularly baroque and classical forms.prerequisite: mus3010 with a c or higher
mus3310 survey of music history i* (humanities)3
survey of western art music from antiquity through the renaissance era.prerequisite: mus2010
mus3320 survey of music history ii3
survey of western art music in the baroque and classical eras.prerequisite: mus2010
mus3430 survey of music history iii3
survey of western art music in the romantic era and twentieth century.prerequisite: mus2010
*this course may be applied to gened humanities requirement.
1000-level major applied study4
3000-level major applied study6
1000-level secondary applied study3
- piano or voice is recommended
mus1099 recital (8 semesters)0
attendance at on- and off-campus musical performances. appreciation of a variety of musical literature and concert formats, and observation of elements that help create an effective performance.
mus4099 senior recital1
public performance of at least 50 minutes of music from a variety of historic and stylistic genera. literature should be appropriate to the requirements for senior-level study and should include ensemble repertoire.
mus4011 conducting i2
conducting patterns with an emphasis on establishing a clear and communicable style to direct an ensemble. students analyze and direct music using a variety of meters, dynamics, and styles.prerequisite: 2010 with a c or higher
conducting elective, choose one of the following:
mus4012 choral conducting2
conducting techniques for leading choral ensembles, score analysis, study of diction, and musical styles. expressive conducting of music selected from a broad repertory.prerequisite: mus4011
mus4013 instrumental conducting2
instrumental conducting techniques, literature, and materials.prerequisite: mus4011