2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 30, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Visual and Performing Arts, BA; Music Concentration

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(Applied Areas: Voice, Piano, Brass, Woodwinds, Percussion, Guitar, Strings)

The degree Bachelor of Arts with a Concentration in Music offers the opportunity for focused study of music within the context of a liberal arts education. The program emphasizes development of musical skills through courses in applied music, music theory/aural skills, music history/literature, and participation in ensembles. These studies are combined with Civitae Core and elective courses to meet the needs of the individual student and provide preparation for a wide variety of career paths. Students may opt for a Degree recital or an individualized project as the Capstone experience.

Civitae Core Requirements (39-40 credits)


Music majors may count Civitae Core courses satisfying major requirements as also satisfying their respective Civitae Core requirements, up to two Pillar courses and one Perspectives course.  The following are the courses in this major that may be used in this way:

  • MUSC 225  is required to be taken for the Aesthetic Expression Pillar requirement
  • MUSC 331  is required to be taken for the Aesthetic Expression Perspectives requirement

Courses satisfying major requirements that are designated as Civitae Core courses subsequent to the print deadline of this Catalog will not appear in the above listings but will be eligible to also satisfy Civitae Core requirements, subject to the same rules as the others.  (If doing so would otherwise decrease the total credits required for the degree below 120, General Elective credit must be substituted to restore the total.)


Additional Degree Requirements (3 credits)

  • Additional Degree Requirements in the Humanities 3 credits not in the discipline of music

Major Requirements (48-51 credits)

(plus 6 credits included in the Civitae Curriculum)

*May be exempt from MUSC 163 , MUSC 164  and MUSC 263  by placement exam.

Music Electives (8 credits)

Ensembles (8 credits)

Applied Primary (10 credits)

General Electives (26-30 credits)

Total Credits Required

  • Bachelor of Arts with a Concentration in Music 120

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