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Degree Requirements | Music, Jazz Studies

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Curricula in Music

Students working toward the Bachelor of Arts in Music may elect one of four concentrations offered through the College of Liberal Arts: Composition, Jazz Studies, Music Studies, or Performance. Students are admitted to the Music Major Program through an audition and upon recommendation of the faculty in the chosen concentration. Each concentration is tailored to a specific set of skills and knowledge, so students should follow the appropriate listing of courses.

The University is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
Students majoring in music must meet the following requirements:

  1. Piano through Music 1407 or equivalent as determined by placement examination, except where piano is the major instrument. Students must also pass a juried proficiency exam in order to graduate. MUS 1407 may not be used for music elective credit.

  2. Full-time students must enroll in one ensemble appropriate to their concentration each semester even though the six-hour requirement may have been fulfilled. Part-time students are strongly encouraged to participate in an ensemble every semester. Any student, whether full-time or part-time, who is enrolled in an applied music course, must enroll in an ensemble. Students who are not sure about ensemble placement, including those whose primary instrument is piano or guitar, or whose concentrations are Composition or Music Studies, should consult with their advisor before selecting an ensemble.

  3. All full-time Music majors are required to register for Student Recital Hour (MUS 1900) each semester and must meet attendance requirements. All Music majors are required to perform in at least one Recital Hour each academic year (with the approval of the Applied Music Lesson instructor).


Degree Requirements

COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS

B.A. in Music (Jazz Studies Concentration)

General Education Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
English    BIOS or Physical Science3  6
ENGL 1157 3  Humanities  
ENGL 1158 or 11591 3  FORL 1001/1002  6
Mathematics  6*  ENGL Literature  3
     Social Sciences  
     Social Sciences Electives  6
Science    Arts  
BIOS3 3  MUS 1005  3
    Total 39
Other Requirements
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
FORL 1002 3  Social Science 2000+2  6
FORL 2001/1001 (3)5    
Literature 3    
    Total 12-15
Course Requirements for Major
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
MUS 1111  1  MUS 2605  1
MUS 1105 3 MUS 26064 1
MUS 1106 3 MUS 1003 or 2006 3
MUS 1103 1 MUS 42077 3
MUS 1104 1  Applied Music8  18
MUS 1405 2  Ensemble4  6
MUS 1406  2  MUS 1900  0
MUS 2109  3    
MUS 2110  3    
    Total 51
Jazz Studies Concentration
Course Name/ # Credit Hours  Course Name/#  Credit Hours
MUS 3705  3  MUS 4110  3
MUS 3706  3  MUS 4705  3
MUS 39907  0  MUS 4706  3
MUS 4109  3  MUS 4806  3
MUS Electives6  3    
    Total 24
Total Credit Hours Required Credit Hours
  126

* See General Course Requirements and Approved Electives in the Liberal Arts Section.
  1. "C" or better required
  2. Must include courses from two different fields
    (ANTH, ECON, GEOG, POLI, PSYC, SOC, or URBN) and at least 6 hours at 2000-level or higher. See General Course Requirements and Approved Electives in Liberal Arts Section. NOTE: Students must earn six hours of 3000+ course work in non-music studies. The most efficient way to fulfill this requirement is to take at least six of the nine hours of required social sciences at the 3000+ level, thereby fulfilling two requirements at once. Students may choose to fulfill the 3000+ requirement by tak­ing courses in other areas of concentration (i.e., humanities, business administration, sciences) but doing so will not reduce the number of social sciences hours required.
  3. The General Education Science requirement is 9 hours in science to include 6 hour sequence in one science and 3 hours in another. One of the sciences must be BIOS and the other must be CHEM, EES, or PHYS.
  4. Full-time students must enroll in one ensemble appropriate to their emphasis area each semester even though the six-hour requirement may have been fulfilled. At least two hours must be at the 3000+ level. Part-time students are strongly encouraged to participate in an ensemble every semester. Any student, whether full-time or part-time, who is enrolled in an applied music course, must enroll in an ensemble. Students with an emphasis in piano or music studies should consult with their advisor to choose an ensemble.
  5. Must complete nine credit hours in one language or twelve credit hours in two languages.
  6. Students registered for Recital must be concurrently enrolled in an applied lesson. 
  7. Twelve hours must be at the 3000+ level.